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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Blurb for “The Unpublished Letters of Muhammad Asad”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 […]

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 – 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

May 11, 2022

Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid | 11 May 2022   The lives of iconic Penang Malays make hugely interesting stories. Vocal, outspoken, occasionally incendiary but always significant, we need to reintroduce them to present and future generations of Malaysians. Much of […]

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