The following links to websites are not affiliated with us, and might contain materials
that does not reflect our opinion. Nevertheless, these articles have important take-aways; one could only wish that
more people could understand them fully.
- The Friendship
Underscores one of the main reasons civil society should remain grassroots instead of being
- The World Bank and Civil Society
Examples of civil societies from around the world.
- Blaming Christmas
How honor can be the main driving force behind our society - the irrational cling to carry out one's
duty to their family, religion and country.
- Passing the Mantle: A New Leadership
Special Report by Bridget Welsh, Karim Raslan and M. Bakri Musa on the leadership transition.
Topic not discussed in our forum, but certainly a good read and a good introduction to our speakers.
- Against All Odds
Too long - only if you're interested in historical anecdote on the beginning of a civil society to abolish
- Deconstructing Jihad; Southeast Asian
A working paper by Dr. Martinez that contest the meaning of Jihad from various perspective,
particularly in the context of South East Asia and its legitamization by the Islamic Fundamentalist.
- In Malaysia, the End of Quotas
Education: The country has abandoned a 31-year-old system that benefited its majority population but also
drove top students abroad
- Mahathir's Economic
Jomo K.S. is a professor in the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
- New face, same body
Charles Hector cautions Malaysians that they cannot expect much from new premier Abdullah Badawi as he is the
product of an existing, oppressive system - a new face coming from the same old body - or is it?
- Asia at a crossroads
Speech by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at Agenda Asia (others can be found
here at PM office's website)
By Alfian Sa'at, a prolific Singaporean writer. Can one draw any parallel between minority Malay in Singapore
and minority (Chinese maybe?) in Malaysia?
- More coming soon...
If you're not familiar with Malaysia, perhaps you should glance through some of these
- Abdullah Badawi's
first 100 days
Since the theme of the workshop is about Post-Mahathir era, let's read about the first 100 days of the
new administration by BBC. BBC also have links to many of the recent Malaysian news and profile on the right column
of the website.
- History of Malaysia
By Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia.
- Brief Facts on Malaysia
Lots of figures, some more recent history between WWII to 1993.
overview of Malaysia
History by era, highlights of important events over the past century.
- NEP (New Economic Policy)
Time article, written 10 years ago. Along with more links to related articles.
- International Religious Freedom
Report 2003 - Malaysia
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Dept of State