There cannot be rule of law if not everyone has equal access to justice. If only the rich and powerful can afford justice through the court system, it will be ruled by law. It would invariably lead to abuse of power and corruption, subjugating the have-nots.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-To Pas president Hadi Awang, any concept which he suspects has any link to Western philosophy is unacceptable, even though the term madani is an Islamic term and many of its core values come from Islam.
BANGKOK, Thailand-The recent appointment of Anwar Ibrahim’s daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar as economic advisor to her father as prime minister has tapped into deep emotion and even ridicule this week.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The calls for institutional reform are becoming louder each day since GE15. Among them who have spoken up are Law Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman (Dec 2022), Bersih (Dec 2022), former IRC member Ms Ambiga Sreenevasan (Jan 2023), Senate Speaker Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim (Jan 2023), G25 members and former DAP leader Mr Lim Kit Siang (Jan 2023).
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The US long-term strategy for supplying weapons to Taiwan to protect against the "growing threat" from China is undergoing significant adjustments, and they are far from in favor of Taipei.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-National unity is a very dynamic and relevant theme for public discussion. One concern arising from GE15 based on the voting pattern is how divided Malaysians are on the choice of the party or coalition which should run the government at the federal level.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The Center for Market Education (CME) expresses serious concerns about the fact that PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has been appointed as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on economics and finance.
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia-In the last week of the Year of Tiger, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim laid out his vision of nation-rebuilding: Malaysia Madani, with six values: sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust and compassion.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Lawyers for Liberty refers to Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil’s recent statement that the trailer for local horror film Pulau is not suitable for public viewing.
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia-It was like going back to 'school' after four decades, since graduating as Armed Forces commissioned officers.
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia--A string of mysterious deaths claiming the lives of at least 13 envoys in China is a matter of grave concern and should raise red flags among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
BANGKOK, Thailand--Prime minister Anwar Ibrahim recently made an impassioned plea for all muftis, religious leaders, teachers, and Ustaz to assist in the stability and harmony of the nation. Anwar is well aware of the clear and present danger religious zealotism poses to the stability of Malaysia’s democracy.
SACRAMENTO, U.S.--A legislative initiative to create a sovereign wealth fund to support President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s national development agenda has evoked widespread controversy.
Alleged Misappropriation Of Billions Of Ringgit – The Urgent Need For Further Oversight And Transparency
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that the previous Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration had allegedly misappropriated tens of billions in ringgit in violation of proper procedure. The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) is horrified at these revelations and demands that investigations are undertaken thoroughly, and transparently and that those found responsible should be swiftly brought to justice.
GEORGETOWN, U.S.--Penang Forum congratulates Dato Sri Anwar Ibrahim on becoming Prime Minister of Malaysia.