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RAND CORPORATION

Pada tahun 1995 sahaja, RAND Corporation, sebuah badan kajian (think tank) Amerika Syarikat telah membelanjakan sebanyak $115 156 938. Brookings Institution, juga sebuah badan kajian yang berpusat di Washington, membelanjakan sebanyak $17 269 872. Kedua-dua badan think tank ini mengeluarkan kajian dan cadangan polisi kepada pelbagai pelaksana khususnya kerajaan Amerika Syarikat untuk kegunaan dalam pelbagai...

13 voices of dissent in the Malaysian Bar

SEPTEMBER 21 — As reported in the news, the Malaysian Bar’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) that was recently held on September 19th, abolition of the Sedition Act 1948 being passed with 701 members saying aye for the Act to be repealed. It is noteworthy, however, to mention that despite the majority vote, there were a small number of members – 13 to be exact – who voted against the motion. These...

Krisis-Krisis Era Demokrasi Liberal – Tan Sri Prof Dr Muhd Kamal Hassan

Krisis-krisis besar yang lahir daripada tamadun manusia moden masakini, antara lain ialah: a) Krisis sistem ekonomi kapitalisme yang meluaskan jurang ketidakadilan dan jurang antara golongan kaya dan golongan miskin b) Krisis sistem politik dunia yang, atas nama demokrasi liberal dan hak-hak asasi manusia, mengekalkan ketidakadilan, kezaliman dan penindasan negara-negara yang kuat ke atas negara-negara, masyarakat-masyarakat...

TIANG SERI KEPADA PERLEMBAGAAN PERSEKUTUAN

  Perlembagaan merupakan asas utama kepada pembentukan sesebuah Negara yang berdaulat.  Tujuan dan fungsi utama perlembagaan adalah untuk mewujudkan satu bentuk pemerintahan yang adil, mengelakkan penyalahgunaan kuasa oleh pemerintah, mengawal pergerakan kerajaan dan rakyat, alat untuk menyelesaikan masalah, menjamin riwayat negara bangsa serta mengekalkan keamanan dan kestabilan Negara.1 Malaysia, sebagai...

Fahami kerajaan, kedaulatan raja

PERGOLAKAN politik di Selangor punya hikmah yang tersendiri. Di balik jeriji besi sistem politik demokrasi gaya Westminster, berdiri teguh satu tradisi dan institusi Islam yang bernama Raja-Raja Melayu. Setelah wakil-wakil rakyat daripada Pakatan Rakyat berhempas pulas dalam  menyatakan keputusan sebulat suara menggantikan Menteri Besar sedia ada iaitu Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, kini tumpuan utama bakal dihalakan...

Wither the myth of a secular nation

JUNE 12 — One need not be a political scientist to note that more often than not the polemic on the alleged secular nature of the Federal Constitution, and by virtue of which, the supposed secular status of Malaysia as a nation, are tainted by political prejudices. So much so that even a cursory glance on the issue would reveal that while branding themselves as championing the cause of Islam, PAS and those...

Rohingya: Victims of False Borders

There was a time in recent history that the USA became a haven of hope for many downtrodden minorities of European kingdoms. When these immigrants sacrificed and struggled to arrive in the USA, they adopted the “melting pot” approach to culture. It did not matter where you came from, because “all men are created equal”. Even today, American domestic laws forbid the collecting of racial information...

Christian-Muslim axis of conflict

Many opposition supporters in their comments online are still not acknowledging that the act of stomping on the prime minister’s photo on the eve of National Day iskurang ajar. Malaysians tend to take for granted the peace and stability we have, with seemingly little realization as to how uncommon and possibly fragile our country is. They appear unaware that almost two-thirds of the world’s Muslim-majority...

Why Malays are really a very tolerant people

In half of the world’s Muslim-majority countries (24 countries out of 48), the non-Muslim population is under 5 percent — see table below . Most of these 24 Muslim countries have 98 to 99 percent followers of Islam. There are only one to two percent religious minorities in the top dozen Muslim countries, including Turkey which had applied to be a member of the European Union. BELOW: Muslim-majority countries...

MalaysianInsider Medan Penghasut dan Pelampau Agama

Pelampau-pelampau agama naik tocang apabila Malaysianinsider memberi ruang dan menjadi medan untuk puak-puak ini mengeluarkan kata-kata hasutan akhir-akhir ini. Laporan menyimpang dan memburukkan Seminar Kalimah Allah dan Kristologi Nusantara di UiTM minggu lepas beserta dengan ulasan-ulasan untuk beberapa hari selepas itu jelas menunjuk mereka mempunyai agenda untuk menganyangkan Islam dan dakwah Islamiyyah...