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What do we have here in Kazim? A non-conformist
Terence Netto | 3:01PM Dec 5, 2013
In a highly polarised Islamic political landscape, religious scholar Kazim Elias' non-conformism is refreshing.
Surendran: Umno's split personality set to stay
Terence Netto | 10:30AM Dec 4, 2013
PKR vice-president says that Najib’s fake liberalism and Muhyiddin’s tub-thumping about bogus threats combine to make Umno schizoid.
Penang DAP polls deal mild rebuff to Guan Eng
Terence Netto | 11:39AM Dec 3, 2013
‘All politics is local’ is a truism Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was seen to have slighted and was made to pay the forfeit.
Kula 'staggered' by Bujang destruction
Terence Netto | 4:12PM Dec 2, 2013
DAP leader calls destruction of historical site in Kedah an attempt to erase the historical memory of the Indian presence in Malaysia.
Surendran: IGP's warning to columnist shocking
Terence Netto | 2:53PM Dec 1, 2013
The PKR veep finds Khalid Abu Bakar's warning of the possible arrest of Mariam Mokhtar shocking and ironic.
Misplaced corporate flavour to Selangor's pay rises
Terence Netto | 10:37AM Nov 29, 2013
MB Khalid opts for pay rises for Selangor reps according to his corporate instincts, riling politicians from all sides.
For Pakatan, a subtler art of governance
Terence Netto | 10:08AM Nov 27, 2013
A spell of friction within Pakatan has brought with it the silver lining of lessons in the subtler arts of governance.
Najib persists with the luring game
Terence Netto | 9:03AM Nov 26, 2013
In offering to talk with PAS on Islam, he stays with the enticement game that had cut no ice when earlier offered to PKR.
In Shafee case, court disdains philosophy for plumbing
Terence Netto | 11:38AM Nov 22, 2013
In allowing counsel Shafee to appear as lead prosecutor in the Anwar sodomy appeal, apex court scants what the notion of rule of law properly entails.
Ulama vs Erdogans frame does not capture all of it
Terence Netto | 3:26PM Nov 21, 2013
The battle in PAS must be seen in the context of a longer standing tussle between traditionalists and rationalists within Islam.
PAS' brickbats can help spur better governance
Terence Netto | 10:23AM Nov 20, 2013
It would be folly to ignore the disenchantment aired yesterday by Penang PAS despite the party having only one rep in the state assembly.
Salutations to Ambiga's edifying tenure
Terence Netto | 10:47AM Nov 18, 2013
Ambiga is a hard act to follow but with A Samad Said as steady help, her successor can hold aloft the torch of polls reform.
Impudent Surendran faces the sack
Terence Netto | 9:07AM Nov 14, 2013
The MP is likely to serve a six-month suspension for trying to expose as myth the BN-appointed Pandikar as Parliament's impartial referee.
Kula: Sri Lankan killings gravely concern Tamils here
Terence Netto | 2:10PM Nov 13, 2013
He tells a Tamil conference in Mauritius that concerned M'sians want their gov't to boycott CHOGM.
In Dr M vs Lim it's advantage, Kit Siang
Terence Netto | 10:49AM Nov 9, 2013
It appears ageing politicians don't easily forget their resentment; they just nurse it to higher degrees of virulence.
Karpal shoots his mouth off again
Terence Netto | 11:59AM Nov 7, 2013
His 'religion-based parties should be banned' suggestion cuts the ground from under Pakatan's feet, something BN can't quite do.
On monarchy, four say a vital lot
Terence Netto | 1:38PM Nov 4, 2013
On the high voltage topic of monarchy, four speakers hold forth vitally yet succinctly, illuminating the subject as rarely done before.
I'd be for GST if incomes are adequate, says Anwar
Terence Netto | 7:44PM Nov 2, 2013
He says GST is punitive when incomes are stagnant and people at the lower end of the scale struggle to make ends meet.
Khalid should care less and mind more
Terence Netto | 2:51PM Oct 31, 2013
Selangor MB has done superbly well, now it would be splendid if he minded the minutiae less and the macro-picture more.
Bishop: Put syariah to a referendum among Muslims
Terence Netto | 9:10AM Oct 30, 2013
The Catholic prelate says the syariah question won't go away, but it may if put to the vote among Malaysia's Muslims.
Mahathir faces a bore's dilemma
Terence Netto | 3:46PM Oct 29, 2013
His anti-Najib salvo will both be heeded and ignored - the best antidote for a man who has a chameleon-like persona.
'Perkasa has underlined your lowly status in BN'
Terence Netto | 1:03PM Oct 27, 2013
DAP national vice-chair M Kulasegaran says Perkasa's ire at P Kamalanathan's stand on slaughter of cows in schools, signifies his subjection.
A little theatre does help first-time MP
Terence Netto | 11:22AM Oct 25, 2013
Padang Serai member of parliament N Surendran stirs up the lower chamber with histrionics that may lose the round, but gains the point.
Kula tells Kamala to opt for plain talk
Terence Netto | 3:50PM Oct 24, 2013
On ritual slaughter in schools, DAP leader tells Deputy Education Minister P Kamalanathan to make matters plain and clear.
'Allah' ruling mystifies more than clarifies
Terence Netto | 10:52AM Oct 22, 2013
Conflicting interpretations of the appellate court ruling are causing a muddle that will not be easy to unravel.
Yet again, Anwar says Islam and democracy are compatible
Terence Netto | 3:26PM Oct 19, 2013
He also explains why he's not quitting. It would tantamount to an act of cowardice, he says.
Abjure 'ban Alkitab' proposal, bishop tells Ibrahim
Terence Netto | 8:52AM Oct 19, 2013
Perkasa firebrand Ibrahim Ali in urging the banning of the Malay Bible is the most flagrant statement yet by a Malay Muslim leader...
Pakatan stand is critical to 'Allah' calm
Terence Netto | 10:52AM Oct 17, 2013
Tensions over 'Allah' issue would abate once Pakatan reiterates a stand consonant with authentic history...
Perhaps it's time for church to desist
Terence Netto | 9:21AM Oct 15, 2013
Persisting on the legal front is not likely to bring vindication while fomenters of religious tensions will continue to have a field day.
Zahid is common law's subversive
Terence Netto | 12:54PM Oct 12, 2013
His weighing in favour of the draconian reaches of the law subverts the common law pillar of our constitutional polity.
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