After stalling RM25bil project, PGCC Campaign Group calls for Local Plans...

Fresh from their success in stalling the PGCC project, the civil society PGCC Campaign Group held a press conference yesterday to put forward their...

Corporate takeover of agriculture gathers pace

More worrying developments regarding the corporate takeover of agriculture. Nestle is eyeing the commercialisation of traditional red rice varieties in Sarawak. It is also trying...

Mainstream media poised to turn into BN propaganda channels

It has already started. I mean, the propaganda over the mainstream media. This time we can expect it to be worse, given that the...

Drop in donations for Batu Caves supports eye-witness impressions of turnout

The Batu Caves temple authorities have made public their takings for this year's Thaipusam celebrations. Malaysiakini reported that the temple collected only RM1.04 million this...

Lingam inquiry: Cowing civil society into silence?

So the Commission of Inquiry thinks that Aliran's statement on the refusal of the Commission to call in certain witnesses is "on the verge"...

Suharto dies with blood on his hands – but did he...

He had a lot of blood on his hands. A mass murderer. But he was held in high esteem by Western leaders (and...

Vincent Tan denies he is influential; so tell us about the...

Malaysiakini has just reported that Vincent Tan has denied that he had much influence under the Mahathir administration: He also said that it was a...

Joke of the week

So far, Malaysians have been entertained by the almost farcical proceedings of the commission of inquiry into the Lingam tape. Come on, we...

Lingam drops another bombshell in new video

This is truly scandalous and implicates another former top judge. Lingam also talks about his New Zealand holiday with Eusoff Chin.

Qur’an: “Tuhan kami, juga Tuhan kamu, adalah Satu”

This is the Malay translation of verse 29:46 from the Qur'an obtained from here: Dan janganlah kamu berbahas dengan Ahli Kitab melainkan dengan cara yang...

Makkal Sakthi fever hits Penang

"Makkal Sakthi (People Power)!" thundered speaker after speaker. "Valga (Long live)!" roared back the crowd. I thought I would check out the atmosphere at the ...

Another step towards justice for murdered activist Munir

The long struggle to find out who killed Indonesia's leading human rights activist Munir Thalib received a major boost when Indonesia's Supreme Court convicted...

Penang civil society groups not letting down guard after stalling PGCC

This speaks for itself. Some people are saying the government's change of heart is just an election gimmick. But there was intense pressure from...

Eusoff-Lingam New Zealand trip photos

Check out the pictures of the "coincidental" holiday encounter reproduced on the website of the Malaysian Bar. Nice bonding between the two families, I must...

A new movement springs to life as Thaipusam devotees shun Batu...

Update - 8.45 pm, Penang: Some 2,000 Hindu Malaysians, clad in the orange of Makkal Sakthi, are on the streets, chanting, "Hindraf! Hindraf! Long...

Lingam inquiry: Memory loss epidemic spreads among witnesses

An impartial observer from Mars sitting in at the Lingam video inquiry would be forgiven for thinking that there is an outbreak of amnesia...

The truth about Palestine: Occupation

Many of us tend to think that Palestine is a "Muslim issue". But it is not. Do you know, for instance, that Bethlehem, the...

Enticing Hindu Malaysian voters with Thaipusam holiday

Predictably, the PM has extended the Thaipusam public holiday to KL and Putrajaya. (Check out this revealing eye-witness account of the MIC-gathering tonight.) All...

We believe in one God/Allah

Just came across this verse from the Qur'an (29:46), which I think speaks for itself: وَلَا تُجَادِلُوا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ إِلَّا بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ...

Major blow for Patrick Lim, Equine, as People Power stalls PGCC...

Who says that ordinary people can't make a difference? In the end, it took 2,500 postcards, 500 emails and a concerted civil society campaign to...