Better the devil one knows

By Din Merican and edited by Raja Petra KamarudinA proud Malay is naturally offended by the snide and damning remarks made about his own kind or about Umno, which is perceived as championing the Malay…

Three scenes in one act

Raja Petra KamarudinAct One Scene One (phone conversation)Hello. Raja Petra?Yes.ASP Aibee Abdul Ghani here. Can you come to Bukit Aman? We would like to talk to you about some articles you wrote on…

Lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama

Raja Petra KamarudinThe Malays have a saying: lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama -- which means someone else being credit for your (positive) efforts. I suppose the reverse can also apply; someone else…

It takes a thief to catch a thief

Raja Petra KamarudinYes, last week has certainly been an eventful week for Malaysia. Not only was Sothinathan, the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), suspended from his…

The opposition should focus on Sabah

Raja Petra KamarudinOn Saturday, 21 June 2003, I wrote an article called ‘Keadilan/DAP should lead in Selangor, Perak, Penang and Pahang; PAS in the four ‘Malay’ states’, which was published in the…

The times, they are a changing

Raja Petra KamarudinUmno's main challenge is to change the mindset of the Malays so that they are not left behind in a fast changing world its deputy president and Deputy Prime Minister, Dato' Sri…

Malaysians are bigots by nature

Raja Petra KamarudinIt appears there are two groups of people who read Malaysia Today: one group that would like Malaysia Today to practice what it claims to represent -- absolute freedom of…

Alice in Wonderland

Raja Petra KamarudinYesterday, Bernama, Malaysia’s official news agency, quoted Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Pak Lah) as saying that the National Fatwa Council needs to issue a…

Pardon for Anwar

Raja Petra KamarudinOn Sunday, 1 May 2005, the KONVENSYEN PENGAMPUNAN ANWAR IBRAHIM will be held at the ballroom of the Grand Seasons Hotel along Jalan Pahang in Kuala Lumpur. The event, which is open…

Malaysia Today’s blogs are closed

Malaysia Today has unfortunately been forced to close the blogs in the various columns and some other sections due to blatant abuse of privileges by certain bloggers. We sincerely regret that we have…

In search of common ground

Raja Petra KamarudinSome of you, or maybe all of you, may have noticed that Malaysia Today delights in focusing on two main issues. These two issues, which can be regarded as the two most sensitive…

The NEP in the Islamic perspective

Raja Petra KamarudinWhen the government embarked on the move to introduce a common language for all, in this case our own National Language (in the beginning called Bahasa Kebangsaan), it was done…

The Republic of Malaysia

Raja Petra KamarudinMany bloggers in Malaysia Today seem extremely perturbed by Malaysia’s rulers and would like them removed and Malaysia turned into a republic. What kind of republic do you think…

Writing in blissful ignorance

Raja Petra KamarudinIf Prince Charles was Malay, he would have absolutely no problems with having more than one woman in his life. After all, his religion would allow him to have up to four wives, and…