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V for Voting Part 2: NGOs And The State, How Cosy Should It Be?

June 18, 2012

Our Roundtable debates the proposition: “Without the challenge of having to aggregate competing demands as political parties do, it is too easy for NGOs to claim to be speaking for an undefined ‘rakyat’. Added to this unelected NGOs continue to claim a […]

V for Voting Part 2: Proportional Representations

June 10, 2012

Our regular Roundtable with Tricia Yeoh, Fuad Rahmat and Tengku ‘Abidin debate another proposition about political values.

The Truth About Socialism

April 8, 2012

Socialists have been described synonymously with communists and subversive left-wingers. Is socialism such a dangerous school of thought? We discuss misconceptions and the truth about socialism with Fuad Rahmat, a Research Fellow from the Islamic Renaissance Front.

Erykah Badu Tattoo: Against Islamic Teachings or Open to Interpretation?

March 3, 2012

The Star has suspended two senior editors indefinitely for approving a photograph of Erykah Badu with a tattoo of the word “Allah” on her body, and appointed two Muslim associate editors to guide the newspaper on Muslim sensitivities. This comes […]

Why Is It Wrong To Convert Out Of Islam?

October 7, 2011

In light of the Himpun rally which attracted 5,000 participants, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, a research fellow at Islamic Renaissance Front, explains why Muslims are not allowed to convert out of the religion in Malaysia when it is permissible in other countries, […]

Spirit of Inclusiveness During Ramadhan

October 7, 2011

The celebration of Ramadhan in a multi-cultural and multi-religious country and society can be a joyous, sharing occasion, but can also be fraught with accidental faux pas and the feeling of being left out or not understanding something. In the […]

Sex, gender politics and religion – Obedient Wives Club

July 7, 2011

Normally on the Evening Edition, we avoid the subject of sex, politics and religion. But today the gloves are off: we talk about sex, gender politics and the religion of Islam. Obedient Wives Club, Sisters in Islam and Islamic Renaissance […]

The Concept of Ramadhan

August 17, 2010

The mere mention of ‘Ramadhan’ and one almost immediately associates it with ‘ayam percik’, ‘murtabak’ and ‘bubur lambuk’. In a deeper sense, Ramadhan is the month of fasting, blessing and forgiveness. It is of great significance in Islam and is […]