Investigator dreads listening to last words of AirAsia pilot

Despite being an investigator for almost two decades, analysing the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 will be one of the toughest challenges for Nurcahyo Utomo, who knew the pilot personally, according to a report in the New Straits Times Online, quoting viva.co.id. Investigators are often unnerved with having to hear the repeated desperate pleas to God…

Stunning indictment of Sarawak Report

Winifred Poh who writes for Free Malaysia Today has taken up the challenge. Some weeks ago, she had written a piece (see here) which Clare Rewcastle of Sarawak Report subsequently took offence (see here). Today at Free Malaysia Today, she writes on the ugly story about the faking of evidence in Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu…

Shafee mounts pressure on Nurul, ripping credibility to shreds

The trial of the suit between National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail (Plaintiffs) against Lembah Pantai MP and PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (Defendants) entered its second day today at the High Court at Kuala Lumpur before Judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng.…

Nurul reckless and irresponsible. NFCorp sues.

The High Court of Kuala Lumpur today heard how reckless and irresponsible MP Nurul Izzah Anwar had been to lend credence to defamatory remarks delivered by PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli at a news conference. “Nurul ought to know that as a political figure, her words would carry weight with the members of the public…

Democracy under seige

Bridget Welsh is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for East Asia Democratic Studies of the National Taiwan University. She is based in Southeast Asia, where she works on Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries in the region. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment. Recently she wrote – Between…