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Esei saya di Suara Keadilan: Debat bukan budaya kita?

Baru-baru ini saya menghadiri satu pertemuan semula pasukan perbahasan Bahasa Melayu Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) saya. Memang seronok bertemu sahabat-sahabat lama tetapi pertemuan ini istimewa memandangkan betapa rapatnya kami. Kami memenangi Piala Perdana Menteri dan Piala Dato’ Shukor Abdullah pada tahun 1999. Kami merupakan pasukan MCKK keempat yang memenangi Piala Perdana Menteri. Pasukan Timbalan [...]

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Kolum saya di Sinar Harian: perangkap politik perkauman

12 Nov 2012 | Articles, Current Affairs | by | 2 Komen

Kesudahan ini memang boleh dijangka. Selepas berhadapan retorik perkauman UMNO selama ini, MCA mengikut tauladan “abang sulungnya” dengan mengambil pendirian anti Islam yang melampau demi menakut-nakutkan masyarakat Cina untuk kembali menyokongnya. Sejak kemenangan besar BN pada 2004, politik UMNO telah berubah menjadi lebih perkauman. Meskipun kegagalan besar yang dialami UMNO-BN pada 2008 akibat undi protes [...]

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My column in the Malaysian Insider: the limits of divide and rule

12 Nov 2012 | Articles, Current Affairs | by | 0 Komen

It was inevitable. After feeling increasingly impotent in the face of UMNO’s racial-rhetoric, MCA followed the example of its “big brother” by taking a strong, anti-Islamic line in order to scare Chinese Malaysians back into supporting it. Since BN’s massive victory in 2004, UMNO’s politics have shifted to the right. While the major setback UMNO-BN [...]

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Esei saya di Sinar Harian: Tariq Ramadan dan Malaysia

Tariq Ramadan, sarjana Muslim Eropah dan Profesor Universiti Oxford baru sahaja melawat Malaysia untuk satu siri syarahan di Kuala Lumpur dan Pulau Pinang. Menerusi ibunya, Tariq adalah cucu pengasas Ikhwanul Muslimin Imam Hassan al-Banna. Bapanya pula, Said Ramadan telah dibuang negara oleh Gamal Abdel Nasser ke Swistzerland. Lulusan Universiti Geneva ini turut mengikuti pembelajaran secara [...]

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My essay in the Malaysian Insider: Tariq Ramadan and Malaysia

Tariq Ramadan, the European Muslim intellectual and Oxford Professor was recently in Malaysia for various speaking engagements. He is the maternal grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna. His father, Said Ramadan was exiled by Gamal Abdel Nasser to Switzerland. Tariq is probably one of the world’s best known Western Muslim intellectuals. He is [...]

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Kolum Mendepani Zaman saya di Sinar Harian: Masa untuk Mendepani Zaman

Kontroversi kenyataan Timbalan Presiden Pas Mohamad Sabu tentang insiden Bukit Kepong dan ucapan Hari Malaysia Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak mendominasi Syawal tahun ini. Berkenaan kenyataan Mat Sabu, mesej utama yang harus difahami semua ialah kita sewajarnya mengiktiraf semua pejuang kemerdekaan negara. Tidak kisahlah mereka itu kanan atau kiri, Umno mahupun Putera, AMCJA mahupun [...]

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Time for Malaysia to Move Forward

01 Oct 2011 | Articles, Current Affairs | by | 0 Komen

You would think that Hari Raya would be the last time for politics the headlines. But this is Malaysia, and politics, for better or for worse, permeates every bit of our life. The recent controversy over PAS Deputy President Mohamad Sabu’s statement on the Bukit Kepong incident and PM Dato’ Seri Najib Razak’s Malaysia Day [...]

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My Moving Forward column in the Edge: The Plight of the Bumiputera Contractor

I first heard the word “contractor” as a schoolboy, during the 1990s when Malaysia was still considered an “economic miracle” and an “Asian Tiger”. I vaguely understood that they were mostly involved in the construction business and that a lot of people were involved in this industry as it made a lot of money. My [...]

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Kolum Mendepani Zaman saya di Sinar Harian: Islam, Perkauman dan Konspirasi

Antara buku yang memberikan kesan besar kepada idealisme politik saya ialah the Autobiography of Malcolm X yang saya ambil daripada seorang teman di MCKK ketika usia 14 tahun. Saya memang seorang ulat buku dan teman tersebut memberikan kepada saya. Malcolm X merupakan pemimpin Nation of Islam sebuah kumpulan kulit hitam yang bukan sahaja berasaskan ajaran [...]

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My Malaysian Insider Column: The Story of True Jihad (Part 1)

Being a lover of books particularly on politics and history I have always yearned for the Muslim equivalent to Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King — inspiring modern examples of superior moral leadership that touched the world for their selflessness and benevolence. After all Islam had always emphasised the idea of justice and [...]

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