Indian Muslims can be Malays but not bumiputera, says Khoo Kay Kim

(Petaling Jaya, July 20) – According to historian Khoo Kay Kim, Indian Muslims can’t become bumiputera, but they can be categorized as Malays. He said the term “bumiputera” was created in 1963 to refer to the non-Muslim indigenous peoples...

Commentators: Self-proclaimed top leader in Pakatan Harapan, Tun M indulges in satisfying himself

(Penang 19, July) On Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia honorary chairman Tun Mahathir’s claim that he is the top leader of Pakatan Harapan and is willing to abide by public opinion to accept Anwar Ibrahim as the Prime Minister, both...

When religion and politics are mixed

Following PAS president Hadi Awang’s tabling of the RUU 355 amendment bill in Dewan Rakyat, another row broke out when the PAS-led Kelantan state assembly passed an amendment to the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 allowing public caning. PAS...

Take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) to work

The MRT Phase 2 Sungai Buloh-Kajang line had started its service. Hopefully the public will utilize the transport system efficiently to enter the city or going to their work place. MRT authority projected 400,000 commuters will use the system...

Political party which is under the disguise of multi-racial banner

Why the Rocket does not have a position in the top Pakatan Harapan leadership? Lim Kit Siang replied that all are equal in Pakatan and one should not regard those leaders led by Tun Mahathir are Malays leaders. They...

Dong Zong in the face of crucial political stand

It is unavoidable that the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) has become a “political issue”. The identity of Dong Zong as the front-liner in the protection of Chinese education makes it quite impossible to separate the issue from “politics”. UEC...

Are all Muslims to be accorded bumiputera status? Asks Liow Tiong Lai

Putrajaya, July 19 – Although Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib had announced last night that Indian Muslims would be recognized as bumiputera, MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai was doubtful and asked: “There are Chinese and other ethnic...

A slight disturbance, what does it matter to Chinese?

Former deputy president of Umno Tan Sri Muhyiddin who was once severely criticized by DAP, has been praised by DAP like a “fairy” lately. To the DAP, every word he utters is just like “Spitting lotus which fills the...

Do we abolish Malay boarding schools as well? Khairy chides one requesting multi-stream schools to be closed down

(KUALA LUMPUR 18 July) Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin counter-asks those who support abolition of multiple stream schools if they can accept the closure of all Malay boarding schools. “When you propose to close multiple-stream schools, what about...

If two parties fight, Barisan Nasional will benefit

As the saying goes, the wind will blow before the storm, everyone is expecting for the coming general election, the potential candidates of political parties have eagerly yearning for a fight. Some candidates-to-be even are speaking non-sense. Take Kelantan...