January 4, 2023

Chandra Muzaffar || Jan 5, 2023   The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted last week to refer Israel to the International Court of Justice (World Court) for its on-going violation of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination […]

Blurb for “The Unpublished Letters of Muhammad Asad”

December 21, 2022

By Abdar Rahman Koya & Ahmad Farouk Musa Muhammad Asad was arguably one of the 20th century’s greatest Muslim thinkers from the West. However, those who have followed his career through his books and writings know that no contemporaneous Muslim […]

Kemanusiaan Dalam Beragama: Persoalan Asas & Kritikan Sosial

December 19, 2022

Oleh: Abdul Rahman Sayuti || 19 Disember 2022 Agama mempunyai bahasa universal yang melampaui batas perkauman, tempat dan pengalaman kolektif tersendiri. Agama juga boleh menjadi pembatas yang eksklusif bagi sesuatu kumpulan, tempat atau kaum dengan masyarakat yang lain. Persoalan di […]

The Absence of Principles Marks a Half-Century of Burma’s Opposition

November 29, 2022

By Maung Zarni For the last three decades, I have been immersed in Burma’s pro-democratic activism, first as a loyal foot-soldier and grassroots activist for Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership, and subsequently a highly “controversial” critic of her opposition, its […]

Islamic values and lessons from Malaysia

November 18, 2022

When I was a student at the International Islamic University Malaysia, first in Petaling Jaya, then in Gombak, we were taught the values of a global, cosmopolitan, and inclusive Islamic civilization. Yes, Islamic values took center stage, but we never […]

SCRIPT – Wawasan Anwar Ibrahim Bagi Malaysia Yang Lebih Baik: Sebuah Ulasan

October 16, 2022

Penulis: Nageeb Gounjaria & Ahmad Farouk Musa  || 10 Oktober 2022   “…kerajaan yang bakal pemerintahnya mendatangi tugasnya dengan kurang keghairahan pasti mempunyai kerajaan yang terbaik dan paling tenang, manakala kerajaan yang pemerintahnya tidak sabar-sabar untuk memerintah adalah kerajaan yang […]

SCRIPT – Anwar Ibrahim’s Vision for a Better Malaysia: A Review

October 11, 2022

Nageeb Gounjaria & Ahmad Farouk Musa || 10th October 2022   “…the state whose prospective rulers come to their duties with least enthusiasm is bound to have the best and most tranquil government, and the state whose rulers are eager to […]

Western Myanmar as a Genocide Triangle: The Military-Controlled State, Separatist Buddhist Rakhine Nationalists and Rohingya Genocide Victims – Part II

October 6, 2022

Maung Zarni || 6 October 2022   THE UNION OF BURMA AND NON-BAMA ETHNIC REVOLTS AGAINST WHAT THE LATTER SAW AS BAMA COLONALISM AND RACISM First, it is factually incorrect to say that previous generations of Rakhine nationalists had only […]

Western Myanmar as a Genocide Triangle: The Military-Controlled State, Separatist Buddhist Rakhine Nationalists and Rohingya Genocide Victims – Part I

September 28, 2022

Maung Zarni || 29 September 2022   This week the Rakhine journalist Kyaw San Hlaing – widely seen as an unofficial advocate for the secessionist Arakan Army – claimed that the Rakhine nationalists have gained a notch in their strategic […]

[POSTPONED] WEBINAR: “Who lost, who won: Rushdie versus the Muslims” with Dr Shabbir Akhtar

September 20, 2022

UPDATE: We apologise that our webinar has to be postponed to another date since our speaker from Oxford University won’t be available. Once the new date is confirmed, we will send out the Zoom link. Thank you all for your […]

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