The Online Citizen would not be significantly affected by new regulations should it register with the Media Development Authority and be gazetted as a political association.
Politicians and activists have to move beyond criticism of the government to effect political change. In particular, they need to demonstrate why their ideas are important and relevant to the people, through the use of various media tools, in order to convince the people of the soundness of their ideas, and the need and ability to effect changes.
Why the Malaysian government should drop the concepts of Malay superiority and disentangle Islam from the Malay identity, and why it will not.
The Malaysian government’s argument that banning the use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims is fatally flawed, and will lead to more conflict instead of decreasing it.
‘Allah’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘God’. It is not exclusive to Islam, and pre-dates the faith. The Malaysian government, however, has yet to accept this in the case of Malaysia v. The Herald.