My Sinchew/ Opinion

Defend the country's secular democracy

PAS is prepared to table a private motion to implement hudud law in Kelantan through constitutional amendment in Dewan Rakyat in June. The party's Pakatan Rakyat allies DAP and PKR remain ambiguous in their stand over this issue. Apparently, with PAS being insistent in pressing ahead the hudud law, Pakatan's advances towards Putrajaya will be somewhat dampened.


'A Day in 2014' revisited

Two years ago, to be exact on August 28, 2012, I wrote an article A Day in 2014 in my column. I remember I started with: "In September 2014, PAS president Hadi Awang will be tabling the hudud law bill in the Parliament."


Watch out for the economic slide

Thanks to MH370, the arrival of a pair of giant pandas from China has been slightly delayed, and this could also signal possible changes to the close relationship between our two countries.


Unwise and unconstitutional

PAS has decided to table its own bill through its MPs in the Parliament for the implementation of hudud law in the state of Kelantan while also expanding the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court.


No compromise on airport safety

KLIA2 is currently conducting an operational and system testing to prepare for its official opening on May 2.


Our pathetic problem-solving capability

During a police training program urine test, the Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division discovered that 14 policemen were involved in drug abuse. In another development, Chinese Malaysians have responded positively to the recruitment exercises, with more than 5,000 men and women registering for the service.


Cross-border business model

The Semporna abductors have asked for a record ransom of 500 million pesos or about RM36.4 million, which can easily make it to the Malaysia Book of Records.


Diversity in public and private sectors

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said at a closed-door dialogue organised by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and the Securities Commission (SC) that all listed companies will be required to establish and disclose in annual report their diversity policies, covering gender, ethnicity and age for board and management. In particular, he called for more women and non-Bumiputeras at management levels in government-linked companies for better representation.


Give credit where it's due

The Najib administration is so badly mauled by its wholly incompetent handling of the MH370 missing flight crisis that we are tempted to ask, can the government do anything right? My experience is that we should give it credit where it is due.


Annual fiesta of glaring revelations

If there is anything still "lovable" about this country, it must be the fact that the Auditor-General's report can still be made and openly published year after year.