Archive for September, 2008

Holding Back the Fiery Ones in Indonesia

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Nobody ever said that the battle of hearts and minds was going to be an easy one, but it does help when you some some political acumen and political will while taking the long road there. At the moment the leadership of the Muslim world seems to be suffering from a deficit of both, and [...]

Malaysia: This Is Only The Beginning

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Recently I found myself in an open discussion with some of my students in the university I am based at in Indonesia. At the tender age of 18, this first-year student demonstrated both the intellectual acumen and political commitment I have come to expect from those twice his age, yet he was just one of [...]

A Note To Our Readers: Changes at

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Dear Readers,
As some of you would have realised by now, the project has run into its second year this month and has been put in hiatus for now. We are thankful to all of you who visited the site and who have been posting comments here, as well as those of you who helped [...]

A Racist Start to Ramadhan

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

It is not often that I sermonise in my articles, and it has been a month since the research project was brought to a close. Yet despite everything the tone and tenor of Malaysia’s convoluted politics and the country’s slide into decline forces us to take stock of how far Malaysia has travelled over [...]