This is an article I completed today for Asia Times Online. The BN finds itself on the political defensive after police personnel cracked down on a largely peaceful 28 April protest held in Kuala Lumpur calling for electoral reforms. [youtube...
In a stunning development, the High Court judge has acquitted Anwar after saying the court couldn't be sure if the DNA samples had not been compromised. The Anwar verdict
The 31 PSM activists, including Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, held yesterday at the Kepala Batas District Police Headquarters spent the night in police lock-ups. Over in Johor, some 30 PSM activists were released from the Ledang Police...
Some 100 people turned up tonight for a vigil near Bukit Aman to call for the immediate release of the PSM 6. Police, however, told the crowd they would no longer tolerate vigils and ordered those present to disperse...
Police moved in to stop Anwar from addressing a ceramah outside Azmin Ali's service centre in Gombak last night. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5vjRdXSjfo?rel=0&w=480&h=390] This ceramah, which aimed to highlight the latest developments in his case among othere recent events, began at 9.00pm. A crowd...
Some 600 people turned up at Hong Lim Park (Speakers’ Corner) in Singapore on 2 June to mark the 25th anniversary of Operation Spectrum, an ISA crackdown in the island republic. Full article on the Aliran website.
Behind the controversy over the PPS lies another aspect that should be considered. Ours is a highly centralised federal system that has grown even more centralised in the decades after Merdeka. Since Merdeka, more and more powers that used...
Projectiles hurled at a PKR campaign bus and after a PKR ceramah in Malacca last night resulted in several injuries. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2X5yzT2Q4Y?rel=0&w=600&h=338] A few Pakatan supporters were believed to have been injured while two police personnel were reportedly also...
Read India's Central Bureau of Investigation report of its proble into the dealings of the Maran brothers, Maxis, Astro, Ananda Krishnan and Ralph Marshall. You can find the CBI's First Information Report on the New Delhi TV website....
The year 2011 will be remembered for the decision to do away with the ISA - a move which vindicates the half-century long struggle against this oppressive law. But we need to be especially vigilant about what kind...

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