Mahathir Returns to Power – Does it Matter?

Author/Source: Siti Kasim / Sahabat Rakyat Blog   This article is full text written by Siti Kasim, Human rights lawyer, specially for the forum in commemoration of the 18th Anniversary of Sahabat Rakyat entitled "Mahathir returns to power after regime change in the 14th General Election, A progression or regression of the democratic reform movement?" [...]

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PH & Tun Mahathir’s UMNO era divisive racial policies & politics in ‘preserving’ B75 Indian poor in Malay-sia Baru

Author/Source: P. Uthayakumar / Sahabat Rakyat Blog     This article is the full text written by P. Uthayakumar specially for the forum in commemoration of the 18th Anniversary of Sahabat Rakyat entitled “Mahathir returns to power after regime change in the 14th General Election, A progression or regression of the democratic reform movement?” held [...]

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The vision of our Rukun Negara

ON September 16,1963, Malaysia was born. Then, as the next decade dawned, the Rukun Negara was conceived – and within it the idea of what this new nation should be was enshrined. When I was in school, we would recite the Rukun Negara preamble every week during assembly before we sang the Negaraku. In it [...]

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‘Maju’ together for true Merdeka

From ground up: Only a few Malayans had to take arms in the nation's struggle for freedom, like these local women who joined the Malayan Home Guard troops during the height of the Malayan Emergency in the 1950s. - National Archive YESTERDAY I read a heart-wrenching piece by one of our towering Malays in academia, [...]

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