‘Covid-19, high-profile court cases bigger considerations for PM despite Malay rulers’ stand’
Social critic Chandra Muzaffar says those calling for the Dewan Rakyat to reconvene should be truly committed to the democratic process and sincere in wanting national issues debated and discussed.
Time for emergency committee to submit report, not pander to ‘disastrous’ moves, says Chandra
He says there should be no political debate to distract from concerns about public health and economic well-being.
National unity, the missing vaccine
A national unity government which brings together the government, the opposition and independent individuals connected to the health sector would set the right tone.
Deciphering Gaza, Part 3
In this series of explainers on the Palestinian conflict, social activist and academic Chandra Muzaffar brings up the missing dimensions in the debate surrounding the latest flare-ups of violence in the occupied territories.
Deciphering Gaza, Part 2
Deciphering Gaza, Part 1
In this series of explainers on the Palestinian conflict, social activist and academic Chandra Muzaffar highlights some missing dimensions in the debate surrounding the latest flare-up of violence in the occupied territories.
Neo-feudalism, money politics covering up real sentiments of Umno grassroots, says Chandra
The political scientist casts doubt on Zahid Hamidi's claim that the Umno grassroots were overwhelmingly in favour of cutting ties with Bersatu.
Back door? It’s palace door, PM’s critics told
Academic Chandra Muzaffar cites the example of Barisan Nasional which he says evolved from political realignments as well as party hopping.
Unity govt a recipe for massive disunity, warns prominent thinker
Chandra Muzaffar says recent experience shows that such a proposal would not be feasible due to the existence of politicians obsessed with power.
End political posturing over emergency, prominent thinker tells opposition leaders
Chandra Muzaffar says the announcement of a bipartisan committee to oversee the virus emergency deserves a more mature response.