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Archive for March 14th, 2008

CMs, DPMs and PMs: Time to go beyond the old taboos

By Farish A. Noor WHEN the opportunity presented itself for Malaysia to choose a Malaysian woman of South Asian origin to be made the country’s first astronaut, those responsible for the final decision stepped back before the seemingly-insurmountable wall of taboos and inherited petty wisdom. No, they opined, we should choose a Malaysian Male Muslim [...]

The victorious moon: An analysis of the 12th general election results in Kelantan and the future prospects of PAS

Waiting for the results on the streets of Kota Bharu. Photo by Danny Lim. By Farish A. Noor THE overwhelming victory of PAS in Kelantan deserves some degree of analysis and reflection. This commentary is based on observations made by myself and Danny Lim of MalaysiaVotes.com during our 10-day stay in Kelantan (and Terengganu), where [...]