Income inequality has remained high over the years, and this may partly explain the increase in some of the social problems in the country.The source for this graph said it makes use of income figures obtained from the...
The community of social science scholars and public intellectuals in Malaysia and Malaysianists are once again shocked and grieved, this time to hear of the untimely death of Khoo Khay Jin, a brilliant social scientist, a leading public intellectual...
The Federal Court judgement this afternoon is a blow for natives turning to the courts to safeguard their NCR land.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUe7N-ANqU?rel=0&w=420&h=345]The two related cases were heard in the Federal Court on 1 March 2011 (see video clip...
The frenzied pace of property development on Penang Island is worrying neighbouring residents and causing grief to villagers facing eviction.Here is a sample from press reports:Batu Ferringhi: Penang rapped over condo (asiaone)Tanjung Bungah/Batu Ferringhi: Elegant Sonata hits a...
The riots in the UK have prompted many to look closer at what is happening over there.Yang penting ialah untuk memahami latar belakang socio-ekonomi di negara tersebut. Terdapat jurang pendapatan yang luas di antara golongan kaya dengan kaum...
Dr Jeyakumar, along with his father, speaks about what drives him, his experience in detention and the ludicrous allegations levelled against him and his party. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnw_DKLmr0?rel=0&w=470&h=385]Incidentally, today, 1 August, is exactly 51 years since the ISA came into...
While many are in the dark about the real reason for the PSM 6's detention, Bersih steering committee member Dr Toh Kin Woon postulates his own theory on why they are being held.He said the PSM had been...
Of all the 200-odd arrests over the last couple of weeks, none is a more glaring instance of injustice than the cruel detention without trial of Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj.As a journalist, I have known Jeyakumar for over...
Protesters upset over a Malaysia-Australia refugee swap deal burst into a Sydney university yesterday and disrupted Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen's speech on the government's refugee programme.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4TtJczDMWk?rel=0&w=470&h=292]They chanted, "Shame, Bowen, shame," and "Free, free the refugees."Read more...
Australia's House of Representatives this morning passed a motion condemning the Australian federal government over its plan to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia. It is the first time after a long while that both Houses of Parliament...

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