Malaysian economic, social and political current affairs

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ON HARI RAYA CELEBRATIONS

First, I would like to wish all Muslim readers, belated Eidul Fitri AL Mubarak, كل عام و انتم بخير (kullu aam wa antum bi khair; Wishing you blessed year ahead with all the goodness from Allah). I would like to comment here about the Raya celebration in Malaysia, which in my view is quite “endemic”. I…

SCHOLARS & ‘ULAMA

How to define a “Scholar”? Scholar is an English or western terminology which generally means “someone who is a learned person, who has profound knowledge of a particular subject or certain fields of knowledge”. The Islamic equivalent term for Scholars is “’Ulama”, which a plural word for “”Alim”, which means “someone who is a learned…

UMNO, PAS, PKR, DAP & PAN

As a continuation to my previous article, to answer the question of who are these “people”, to my own children and young people of Malaysia who just came of age into Malaysian politics, I would like to further expand my analysis to the other major parties in the current political environment. UMNO (United Malay National…

WHO IS PAS?

This article is my answer to my own children who asked me the question: Who is PAS? What really they stand for? I guess the same question is being asked by many other young Malaysians in their 20’s and 30’s; who just comes of age in the world of Malaysian politics. I guess we owe…