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‘Zakir Naik needs to defend Islam in India’

I think Zakir Naik needs to defend Islam in India, more than tell us Malaysians what Islam should look like in a multicultural country. He needs to answer the charges presented to him. Just when Malaysians are about to realise the need to have more transcultural, inter-faith dialogue, and to understand each religion and each […]

April 20, 2017 2:46 pm - Susan Loo

What does developing Malays and Islam mean?

“The framers of our Constitution firmly believed that a republican government could not endure without intelligence and education generally diffused among the people. The Father of his Country, in his Farewell Address, uses this language: Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure […]

2:45 pm - Susan Loo

Fearsome prospects for 1MDB’s former energy assets

A QUESTION OF BUSINESS | The signing of the power purchase agreement (PPA) last week between national power utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Edra Energy Sdn Bhd, formerly owned by Malaysia’s infamous 1MDB and now owned by China company CGN Group, puts Edra under public scrutiny yet again. This is a good time to note […]

2:45 pm - Susan Loo

Yet another alleged column

Many readers have complained about what they see as the over-use of the word ‘alleged’ in the alleged columns that allegedly appear in Malaysiakini under my alleged name. And I sympathise with these critics in the sense that constant over-use of ‘alleged’ or indeed any other word can be very tedious. But in my own […]

March 20, 2017 2:41 pm - Susan Loo

Affirmative action in M’sia – the road to nowhere

“But as time goes by, despite the original good intention, the affirmative action policy turned into an ugly beast. What was supposed to be a temporary assistance programme evolved into a sense of entitlement, and then morphed into a monster called Malay rights that cannot be debated, let alone be removed.” – Wan Saiful Wan […]

2:39 pm - Susan Loo

To ‘heal, unite and hope’ in journalism

Donald Trump’s rocky relationship with the US media, which he calls “the enemy of the American people”, reminds me of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s stance on press freedom. Addressing the 1985 World Press Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Mahathir asked: “Is freedom of the press often no more than the right of one man, the […]

2:39 pm - Susan Loo

Mahathir’s ‘truth’ and his bizarre logic

“I’m a realist, I do what I can do, if I can’t do, I don’t.” – De facto opposition leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad What if I said that Malays have a lazy, rent-seeking culture, relying on political and social influence to gain wealth and unable to retain power despite all their special privileges? Would this […]

December 27, 2016 3:28 pm - Susan Loo

The love of money Part II

We saw it happen in the UK, we saw it in the Philippines, and now we see the same in the US; all three are protest votes about the operative culture of kleptocracy, managed and ordered by an equally ‘corrupt system’. Actually these are in fact the ‘new barbarians’ ready to rule in their ‘new […]

3:27 pm - Susan Loo

What happened to them?

“It is a time to reflect on the values espoused by Christianity and our other great religions – of mutual respect, tolerance for one another, and helping those less fortunate. “These are the same values that bind us, in this diverse and vibrant land of ours, together.” These were the words of Najib Abdul Razak […]

3:27 pm - Susan Loo

Double-speak

Is double-speak natural to human beings and the only way to become a true-blue politician worth his/her weight? An Umno deputy minister and an equally idiocratic deputy speaker of Parliament could not see anything wrong with that MP’s wrong speech and impure motives about another MP. The victim of this abuse was a lady Member […]

December 7, 2016 3:12 pm - Susan Loo

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