Banyak kertas siasatan diperingkat antarabangsa telah dibuka untuk menyiasat kehilangan wang berjumlah besar ini serta sering dijadikan tajuk di muka hadapan surat khabar antarabangsa – menjadikan orang Melayu “malu” atau “aib” kerana telah menjadi bahan ketawa komuniti antarabangsa.
At a night market on the rural fringe of Selangor — Malaysia’s richest and most populous state — a spring roll seller named Zubidi sums up the prevailing voter sentiment as the country heads towards a bitter and controversial election. “Right now in Malaysia, when the thief enters your house it is the house owner that is charged,” he tells Inquirer. … →
The right to personal privacy has been a hallmark of democracy for centuries, and it is also a sacred principle in Islam. It was even narrated in an account of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that a man once looked from a room through his door.
His reaction was crisp. Referring to a comb or stick he had in hand, with which he was scratching his head, he said, “If I had known that you were looking at me, I would have poked you in the eye with this!”
This is not so much an “eye for an eye” as affirmed by the Old Testament, but it is a similarly powerful analogy of the importance of not breaching the space, privacy and selfhood of another.
In the case of Cambridge Analytica and its affiliates, private Facebook user data appears to have been illegally obtained, and then furthermore allegedly utilised unethically and illegally. … →
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This week, new stories emerged about how the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook profiles to shape Trump’s culture war. Cambridge Analytica is almost wholly owned by the family of Robert Mercer, a billionaire donor with a far-right vision of America. Jane Mayer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how dark money and data mining are being used to influence elections and undermine democracy.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC looks at a bizarre corruption scandal connected to a Donald Trump fundraiser, 1MDB and Jho Low and developments Americans are learning about, suggesting that Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia investigation is far from over. Is 1MDB connected to Donald Trump now?
Also one of the most watched videos on MSNBC Youtube channel this year.
Nurul Izzah Anwar (hereon Nurul) began her political career, almost accidentally. Her father, Anwar Ibrahim, was brashly and brazenly detained, and almost instantly, Nurul was transformed. ‘Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,’ went the dictum. The phrase was not just a mere line, but a mirror of her own life, invariably, what the country has has to go through as well.
Giants, if previous Malaysian politics, are any indicators, can be slayed. This applies to Lim Kit Siang, indeed, the late Karpal Singh, as it did to Tan Sri Ghani, the former Chief Minister of Johor. … →