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…

The problem with Islam

Dr. JentayuThe last few weeks has seen Islam in Malaysia under siege. Beginning with the JAWI raid on Muslim patrons of a disco, the subsequent events has blown up a call by a group of NGOs for the…

Opportunity knocks but once

Raja Petra KamarudinIt is easy to be an ‘expert’ on hindsight. Speaking with foresight is more difficult.Anyone can be an expert when talking about the 1999 general elections, or the 2004 general…

The need for a marriage counsellor

Raja Petra KamarudinWhat Malaysians do not seem to grasp is that, before any disease can be cured, the disease must first be identified. If the doctor does not know what is wrong with you, how can he…

The three monkeys syndrome

Raja Petra KamarudinOne-time Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was one for launching concepts and slogans. Amongst one of his earlier campaigns was ‘Leadership by Example’. Basically, Dr…

Quotable Quotes

Raja Petra KamarudinQuestion : If you could live forever, would you and why?Answer : I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we…

MELAYU

Melayu itu orang yang bijaksana,Nakalnya bersulam jenaka,Budi bahasanya tidak terkira,Kurang ajarnya tetap bersantun,Bila mengampu bijak beralas tangan.Melayu itu berani jika bersalah,Kecut takut…

The long and winding road

Peering into the heart of a born-again MuslimRaja Petra Kamarudin The long and winding road. That leads to your door. Will never disappear. I've seen that road before. It always leads me here.…

I am my own man

Raja Petra KamarudinI have read postings in Malaysia Today’s blog that said something to the effect the Chinese will never forget the May 13 tragedy and, one day, they will seek revenge. I would…

Committing political suicide

Raja Petra Kamarudin“Our national vision includes the challenge of establishing a matured, liberal and accepting society in which Malaysians of all colours and creed are free to practice and profess…

TNB: a den of thieves

Raja Petra KamarudinReading through Mr Pillai’s article today on Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) brings back ‘fond’ memories of my own experiences 15 to 20 years ago with that power giant.I had just left…

What in heaven’s name is politics?

Raja Petra KamarudinLittle Johnny goes to his dad and asks, “Dad, what is politics?”Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it to you this way. I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let's call me…

Ohhh ISLAM HADHARI

Ahmad Fuad bin Abdul RahmanEver since I heard of ‘Islam Hadhari’ I was always anxious and determined to find out what kind of ‘animal’ it is. You see, I do not read the mainstream newspapers. Well,…

Pilehan raya atau pilehan jalan raya?

Is there hope for a change through the ballot box?Raja Petra KamarudinYesterday was Malaysia Today's first half-year anniversary (we were 'born' on 13 August 2004) and we 'celebrated' it by welcoming…

The REAL meaning of Kafir and Kufur

Raja Petra KamarudinMalaysia Today is only six months old and already the Federal Territory Mufti has called me jahil (ignorant), the Deputy Prime Minister has threatened to take action against me,…

A racist is a follower of Iblis

Raja Petra KamarudinMalays, being Muslims, are very careful about what they eat. Most Malays will not eat in a non-Muslim restaurant even if that eating establishment does not serve pork. Quite a few…