An Occasional Discussion on Society, Religion and Perception


En Route to ICERD: Malaysia at an Impasse (Part 2)

24 December 2018 • By Halmie Azrie

PART II: Weighing In The Reactions

Delving further into the opinions of some important personalities like Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Nazrin Muizuddin Shah and Perlis Mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, it now appears that there is dissatisfaction among the citizens at the perceived blunders made by the government in handling this ICERD debate, in addition to several other Ministerial-level mistakes.

En Route to ICERD: Malaysia at an Impasse (Part 1)

17 December 2018 • By Halmie Azrie

PART I : About Human Rights

On the 23rd of October 2018, Pusat KOMAS organized the 8th National Conference on Non-Discrimination consisting of several forum sessions that was attended by members and representatives of the government, foreign diplomats, academicians and prominent figures from civil society organizations. The conference spoke volumes on the current government’s position regarding the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

Konsumerisme Menanggalkan Makna Beragama dan Kemanusiaan (Bahagian 2)

14 June 2018 • By Marwan Bukhari

Seyyed Hossein Nasr telah mengulas dan mengkritik dengan terang dalam karyanya bertajuk Man and Nature mengenai krisis segelintir manusia moden dengan persoalan-persoalan bersifat “supra-rational” seperti kesucian (sacredness), tuhan, “alam yang hidup” dan sebagainya.


Regarding Global City

12 November 2018 • By Badrul Hisham Ismail

Whenever I hear the term global city, I picture a bloodied Al Pacino, machine-gun in hand, staring out the window of his tacky, over-the-top luxurious apartment, into a flying zeppelin displaying a text that says “The World is Yours.” It is a scene from the film Scarface, about a Cuban refugee named Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino), who arrives in the city of Miami in the 1980s.

An Hour with…. Maria Chin Abdullah

5 November 2018 • By IMAN Research

An Hour is The Affair’s Occasional Interview Series with personalities who have influenced policy, and made changes to a national landscape.

Maria Chin Abdullah is a Malaysian Member of Parliament for the Petaling Jaya constituency, under the Pakatan Harapan Government. Prior to becoming a member of parliament, she was part of the founding committee of Bersih, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections, in 2006.


Menuntut Kembali Makna Ramadan: Peranan Kerohanian Dalam Membangunkan Kemanusiaan (Bahagian 1)

8 June 2018 • By Marwan Bukhari

Hari berganti hari, minggu berganti minggu, bulan demi bulan dan tahun demi tahun. Itulah kehidupan dan dunia yang sentiasa ada permulaan baharu, sekalipun di sebalik perkataan yang disebut sebagai “tamat”.

Perlukah Kepada yang Ketiga?

16 March 2018 • By Lutfi Hakim

Apabila budaya berpolitik bertujuan meneruskan status quo, pihak baru harus hadir di dalam badan penggubalan undang-undang tersebut untuk mengimbang kembali pemikiran politik dan polisi pemerintah ke arah yang lebih saksama.


IMAN Interviews Turkish Ambassador, Dr. Merve Kavakcı

5 October 2018 • By IMAN Research

Part 1

Part 2

Participants: Iman Zambasri, Elida Izani (I) & Dr. Merve Kavakcı (K)


IMHO: The Politically Persistent

11 January 2018 • By IMAN Research

The air is thick with cynicism when it comes to politics these days, as disillusionment and distrust in politicians grows. Yet there remains a section of the population that continues to actively participate in politics, who are unwavering in their support and hope in the political process. IMHO meets with the attendees of the Himpunan Menentang Kleptokrasi held last October at PJ's Padang Timur, to understand the reasons behind their continued interest in politics, bucking the trend today.

IMHO is The Affair Weekly's video series that asks the people who matter what their thoughts are on the pressing issues of the day. For the latest updates, follow The Affair Weekly on your preferred social networks.












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