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Is Anwar ready for Najib’s psychological war?

January 29, 2012

Is Anwar ready for Najib’s psychological war? Posted on January 11, 2012 By Awang Abdillah COMMENT The 13th general election will be a battle of wits. Every national leader has his own ways and means to succeed in the arena of politics and power. The main criteria in the assessment of a national leader’s performance […]

Acquittal of Opposition Leader May Level Field in Malaysia

January 29, 2012

Acquittal of Opposition Leader May Level Field in Malaysia By LIZ GOOCH Published: January 9, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The surprise acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian opposition leader, of sodomy charges is likely to make the country’s next national elections a tightly contested affair, analysts said Monday after the verdict was announced. The […]

Too young to drive?

January 29, 2012

29 January 2012 | Too young to drive? By P. Selvarani and Tan Choe Choe There have been many fatal road accidents involving young people at the wheel or on motorcycles. As young people tend to take risks, should they be allowed on the road only when they are older? P. Selvarani and Tan Choe […]

‘Hang Tuah was my forefather’

January 29, 2012

28 January 2012 | Last updated at 08:51AM ‘Hang Tuah was my forefather’ Mohd Khalid Husin claims he is a descendant of legendary warrior Hang Tuah KUALA LUMPUR : THE saying “do not anger your ancestors” carries extra weight for Mohd Khalid Husin as one of his distant forefathers was none other than the legendary […]

Set up Sentencing Council, says the Bar

January 29, 2012

27 January 2012 | Last updated at 02:52AM Set up Sentencing Council, says the Bar KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council has suggested that a Sentencing Council be set up to provide guidelines on punishments for motorists who cause accidents involving death. Council president Lim Chee Wee said with the existence of the council, punishments meted […]

Are you guilty of cyber crime?

January 29, 2012

Are you guilty of cyber crime? Sunday, 29 January 2012 09:53am ©The Star (Used by permission) by HARIATI AZIZAN There are laws that you may be breaking online without your knowledge. TECHNICAL glitches and Internet security issues are the top tasks for national cyber security specialist centre Cyber Security Malaysia. Lately, however, the reported incidents […]

How playing golf with the Prime Minister can earn you billions

January 29, 2012

How playing golf with the Prime Minister can earn you billions Raja Petra Kamarudin For about ten years and over three Prime Ministers, the current Prime Minister included, the contract for the double-tracking electric train from Gemas to Johor Bahru has been ding-donging. Despite what was agreed between the leaders of China and the three […]

Bombs kill three on Thai-Malaysia border

January 13, 2012

Bombs kill three on Thai-Malaysia border At least three people have died and another 60 wounded after three bombs detonated on Friday in a Thai town near the border with Malaysia.

Insulting Muslims 101

January 13, 2012

Insulting Muslims 101 Shape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin | 05 September 2011 HOW does one insult Islam in Malaysia? And how does one insult Muslims in Malaysia? Over the past few years and increasingly over the past months, the state, politicians and pressure groups like Perkasa have demonstrated just how to do […]

Bila rogol dikatakan halal

January 13, 2012

Bila rogol dikatakan halal Asam Pedas oleh Norhayati Kaprawi | 26 September 2011 “SEKUMPULAN WANITA BERSKIRT MINI BERHIMPUN DI JAKARTA”, “PAKAI SKIRT BANTAH GABENOR” Bila baca tajuk berita sedemikian, imej apa yang terus terbayang di fikiran pembaca? Mungkinkah: “Whoo, perempuan seksi!” Atau: “Teruk betul wanita yang berdemo itu kerana pakai mini skirt.” Mungkin: “Inilah bila […]