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  1. Malaysia's reform must go further

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, has over the past year shown himself to be a reform-minded leader and his opinion poll ratings have shot up to impressive levels as a result. With next June's deadline to call a general election nearing, he has kept up the pace, last week promising to replace sedition laws with legislation aimed at preventing incitement of religious ...

  2. No smooth handover to Mr Opposition's son

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Grumbles build against DAP leader Lim Guan Eng as a 'source of crisis' in the party After nearly 40 years as the 'Mr Opposition' of Malaysian politics, Lim Kit Siang only wanted to hand over the reins ...

  3. Time for Malaysia to unite, not fight

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Church burnings, religious slurs and demonstrations over who has the right to the word Allah are tell-tale signs of Muslim extremism. They are not what we expect of Malaysia, a nation ... investors, and the slogan 'One Malaysia' is being used to attract tourists. Neither campaign is working as it should; the violence has sparked worries at home and abroad. Investment ...

  4. Attempt to end feud in Malaysia

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Thirteen top committee members of Malaysia's main Chinese party resigned yesterday in a bid to force fresh party elections and end a debilitating leadership feud. The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), a member of the governing coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak, has struggled to settle the row among its three top leaders- party ...

  5. Malaysia's malaise

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The honeymoon of Malaysia's new prime minister, Najib Razak, is proving short-lived as the mysterious death of an opposition figure and a new trial for sodomy ... helped by the very public divisions in the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat (or People's Alliance). Such divisions are hardly surprising as it groups the Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), ...

  6. Defecting lawmakers add to Anwar's woes

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The defection of three lawmakers from his ranks in the past three weeks is pouring more pressure on opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, even as he faces a sodomy trial that could end his political career. The latest to quit ...

  7. MPs told to divorce if they defect

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The Islamic Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) has ordered its elected representatives to take an oath promising to divorce their wives if they defect, ... election not a single elected representative has defected to the coalition, which rules by a slim 30-seat majority in Malaysia's Parliament and is always looking for defectors to beef up its ...

  8. Umno searches its soul amid waning support

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Faced with a resurgent opposition and waning public support, the embattled main party in Malaysia's ruling coalition is doing some soul-searching ... in peninsular Malaysia. It has also won one in Borneo. Reforms are crucial for the coalition that has lost its traditional two-thirds majority in Parliament to the opposition, a loose grouping of three ...

  9. Champion of Malaysia's Indian community as fiery as ever after being held without trial

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... said, adding that united Indians would have a bigger say, even as a minority. With Malay support divided between Umno and the Islamic Parti Islam se-Malaysia, Indians- although comprising just ... Hindraf's chairman, Waytha Moorthy, said yesterday he would return to Malaysia from self-imposed exile in Britain after the release of his colleagues. ...

  10. Malaysia should move past Mahathir's tactics

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Malaysia's sake, cannot continue. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution ... Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days. There was hope with Mr Anwar's release from jail on judicial orders in 2004. ...




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