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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 […]

NO HUMAN RIGHT TO SMOKE AND VAPE

August 11, 2022

Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Hj Shad Saleem Faruqi || 11 August 2022   Abstract: Despite what the libertarians may claim, there is no constitutional right to harm oneself, harm others and put a burden on the national health system. Freedom […]

Fazlur Rahman dan Interpretasi Teks al-Qur’an

August 9, 2022

Ahmad Nabil Amir & Ahmad Muziru Idham || 9 Ogos 2022 Pendahuluan Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) adalah ahli hukum dan intelektual Islam yang terkenal. Fikrahnya dapat dirumuskan dalam perjuangan menegakkan nilai etika dan moral yang syumul dalam masyarakat dan sistem yang […]

MYANMAR : EXECUTING DISSENT

August 1, 2022

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar || 1 August 2022 The execution of four well-known democracy activists by the military junta in Myanmar in June 2022 has angered and incensed those who cherish freedom and justice all over the world. The four, Phyo […]

Pohon Kebajikan Ahmad Syafii Maarif: Keislaman-Keilmuan-Kemanusiaan

July 18, 2022

Oleh: Muhammad Abdullah Darraz   Pendahuluan: Anatomi Pohon Kebajikan Ahmad Syafii Maarif Menyelami satu sosok pribadi yang benama Ahmad Syafii Maarif tidak dapat dilihat hanya dari satu aspek. Buya adalah seorang manusia multi-dimensional yang perlu dilihat secara utuh. Setidaknya ada […]

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