Questions for Umno delegates

Azly Rahman Malaysia’s most exciting political party of the old, United Malays National Organisation (Umno) just had its general assembly. A ritual of the political blood transfusion and the…

Learning from Mandela and friends

An usher holds programs with the image of the late Nelson Mandela on the cover before a memorial service at the Riverside Church in New York December 11, 2013. — Reuters picInterestingly I got more…

Does Islam need Umno?

Transform, or be irrelevant soon, says the writer on Umno.I wouldn’t be surprised if they come up with ideas on how to include that into our birth certificates and ICs. Who is Umno and who is not.…

Pakatan’s Flood Feud

Another Brick in the Wall Few pro-opposition friends alerted us of Nelson Mandela's death. Malaysiakini titled their MySay column today as "We M'sians needs our own Nelson Mandela".

Making the rakyat pay

The recent price hikes are just the beginning. Tolls, public transport fares, Quit Rent, sewerage and cooking gas too will go up soon enough. Selena Tay, FMT No leader of a nation will trouble its…

Aha, aha…I like it!

When asked during an interview soon after he retired in November 2003 what his greatest regret was, Tun replied that his greatest regret was that in his 22 years as Prime Minister he still could not…

What our leaders can learn from Mandela

 Kee Thuan Chye When Nelson Mandela died last Thursday, some Malaysian political leaders paid him tribute and expressed their admiration for what he stood for.Prime Minister Najib Razak, who recently…

Along the line of optimism

 Pua Khein-Seng invented the USB flash drive. His talent was not recognized locally and the Taiwanese capitalized on the invention. Today, Phison Electronic Corporation is one of the key players in…

How Dare Najib Discredit Mandela

 Kee Thuan ChyeUmno President Najib Razak diminished the stature of a great man when he said last Saturday at his party’s general assembly that Umno fought for the “same cause” as Nelson Mandela, who…

We are not Arabs

There is this worrying Arabisation trend in Malaysia. People want to talk, dress and behave like Arabs. Schools, for instance, have become places where students are indoctrinated with what is Arabic…

The Malay proletariat

To come back to the present, this is why the recent demonisation of communism and socialism as represented by Parti Sosialis Malaysia is not so much about their basic arguments towards a fairer…

Umno to be more Malay-centric

Call it the Chinese tsunami or whatever, the fact remains that rural Malays are still with Umno while the urban Malays have swung to the opposition — PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). (MM) - Umno…

Umno’s greater agenda

The question Umno needs to address is this: how many Malays are with Umno and how many against? And Umno is now looking at the Malays in PAS and PKR. CT Ali, FMT “By 2020, we would have increased…

Psalm 23

Nevertheless, how many Jews, Christians or Muslims would live by the ideals, standards and demands of Psalm 23? We would be lucky if we can find even 1% who do. To the rest of the 99%, Psalm 23 is…