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  1. Malaysia's Mahathir worship nears climax

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... A crescendo of praise and acclaim, some of it decidedly manufactured, is being heaped on Mahathir Mohamad as his 22-year tenure as prime minister of Malaysia enters its final month today. ... One book, Mahathir Uplifts Malaysia's Integrity, launched on Sunday by Dr Mahathir's longtime friend, Parliamentary Speaker Mohamed Zahir Ismail, is typical of the genre. Deputy ...

  2. Releasing Anwar only one step on road to freer Malaysia

    Posted Sep 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as the dawning of a new era for Malaysia. Mr Abdullah promised to reform a system criticised by political and human rights activists for trampling on democratic freedoms. Mr Anwar's release has ... because of an altered government stance. 'Everything's against the very grain of democracy,' Dr Gomez concluded. 'To argue that there is a new, liberal atmosphere in Malaysia ...

  3. Singapore statesman's visit proof old enmity is waning

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur There was a time when the father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, was extremely unwelcome in Malaysia. But in another sign of a recent thaw ... the forum today with a keynote address. Mr Lee seldom visits Malaysia, and when he does, he is usually dogged by controversy. In a 2000 visit, he caused outrage among Dr Mahathir's ruling Umno ...

  4. Finally, widow in diving tragedy has chance for justice

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Lucia Leung will soon go to court in Malaysia to face those she blames for her husband's death A Hong Kong widow who lost her husband in a horrific holiday speedboat accident in Malaysia seven years ago will finally get her day in court. Cheng Pui-man, 39, a decorated Hong Kong fireman, was on a diving holiday with his wife, Lucia Leung Ka-hung, then 35, off ...

  5. Can Anwar become prime minister yet?

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Karim Raslan

    ... Karim Raslan The decision yesterday by Malaysia's highest court to refuse to reconsider a failed appeal to overturn a corruption conviction against former deputy prime minister Anwar ... a sodomy conviction was overturned, his media-friendly manner and persuasive personality have drawn worldwide attention and praise. However, given Malaysia's voluble nationalism, an abundance ...

  6. Fashion statement

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which involves decorating cloth using hot wax and dye, Malaysia also has its own batik industry. In recent years, batikwear has lost some of its lustre in Malaysia and is mostly confined ... Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife, Endon Mahmood. Ms Endon has initiated a three-year campaign known as 'Malaysia Batik- Crafted For the World'. Backed by a group of local ...

  7. Crusading journalist abducted

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Mystery surrounds the identity of three men who abducted a prominent journalist from Myanmar for 12 hours during the one-day visit to Malaysia ... supporter of persecuted Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he said he was warned to stop his activities. The journalist, who lives in Malaysia with refugee status and is editor of the Burma Media ...

  8. The great Malaysian moderniser

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Of all the post-1945 Asian political figures to have made their mark well beyond the shores of their own country, perhaps none is more complex than Malaysia's prime ... training came together in the publication, in 1969, of his book The Malay Dilemma, which was banned in Malaysia until he became prime minister in 1981. Dr Mahathir had lost his seat in parliament ...

  9. Malaysian guerilla's story stirs bitter memories

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Side Of History was published in Singapore and more than 900 copies were seized as it was brought overland into Malaysia. Chin Peng launched a bloody insurrection in 1948 that lasted for four ... Xiaoping, Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot. For many years, government propaganda vilified Chin Peng, the son of a bicycle repairman, as a bandit king. He was not allowed to settle in Malaysia and instead ...

  10. Long-distance traveller finds no cure for his itchy feet

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... describing how trains running from Singapore to Malaysia were 'blatant rip-offs' and how Kunming looked to him like a modern city rather than third world. 'The train fare from Singapore to any station in Malaysia is set at exactly the same number of Singapore dollars as it is in Malaysian ringgit if you were travelling in the opposite direction,' he wrote. Each ...




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