Hornbill Unleashed

November 19, 2013

Listen, learn and do no harm

Jeswan Kaur

The Barisan Nasional government, state rulers and bigots refuse to listen and learn on the Allah issue

First God was ‘put on trial. Then came the politicising of  to whom God or Allah ‘belongs’ to. And despite there being sufficient proof that shows Allah is not exclusive to the Malays, the truth has been hard to digest by zealots who continue to stake claim on ‘Allah’.

The country’s leaders and the judiciary remain adamant that only Muslims can utter the word ‘Allah’. (more…)

July 28, 2013

Rep’s remarks on Penan rapes elicit disbelief

Keruah Usit

The first-term Sarawak state assembly representative for Telang Usan in Baram, Dennis Ngau, has spread ripples of disbelief and laughter in the social media following his remarks on the rape of Penan women and schoolgirls.

Ngau made his remarks in response to a PKR accusation that Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rohani Abdul Karim, had misled a regional forum by making a verifiably incorrect claim. The minister had said that the recommendations of her ministry’s Task Force Report, on sexual violence by loggers in Baram, had already been carried out. (more…)

October 13, 2012

Salengor still safe for Pakatan, say analysts

Anisah Shukry

They see the spat over Azmin as being irrelevant to voter sentiment.

The current infighting among PKR leaders over Selangor is unlikely to erode Pakatan Rakyat’s chances of holding on to the country’s richest state, according to political analysts.

“Selangor voters are quite firm in their support for Pakatan and the pattern is not expected to change,” Dr Jayum A Jawan of UKM told FMT.

“While the infighting could affect its performance in Selangor in the next general election, I do not expect Pakatan Rakyat to do badly.” (more…)

July 28, 2012

Reprimand Najib, Bersih tells EC

G Vinod

PM telling Selangorians to vote “the right government” to resolve water issue is tantamount to political campaigning, says Samad Said.

Bersih co-chairman A Samad Said wants the Election Commission (EC) to reprimand Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak for campaigning before Parliament is dissolved.

Samad said that Najib’s statement urging Selangor voters to “choose the right government” to resolve the state’s water issue was clear-cut political campaigning for the general election.

“The EC should reprimand the prime minister. How can you allow Najib to say such things when election is not even called for yet?” asked Samad. (more…)

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