Editorial

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Israel stands isolated

2014-07-29 ISRAEL may continue with its war crimes in Gaza but its political isolation is growing by the day. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council resolution was clearly a slap in the face of Israel as it saw all its friends deserting it. Except the US,...

Monday, 28 July 2014

Sad month for civil aviation

2014-07-28 THE global civil aviation sector has taken a severe battering by a spate of recent air tragedies. The first involved the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, presumed to have been shot down by a Buk M1 surface-to-air missile over...

Friday, 25 July 2014

Let’s make the most of Ramadhan, prepare for the victory

2014-07-25 INSYAALLAH, within a few more days (depending on the moonsighting), we will bid farewell to the blessed month of Ramadhan, its beautiful days and fragrant nights. The noble month, in which there’s one night that is better than a thousand months,...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

On wrong side of apartheid

2014-07-24 THE toll of the ongoing Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip is 684 Palestinians killed and rising, more than a third of them women and children, compared to 31 Israelis, mostly soldiers.Will the toll rise above that of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Nail the guilty

2014-07-23 IF THE downing of the passenger jet MH17 on July 17 near the violence-hit eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk was a second setback in a span of four months to the Malaysian aviation, especially after the mysterious disappearance of the MH370 in the...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Covering up Israeli crimes

2014-07-22 THE world is witnessing most bizarre and grotesque inverted reality. From US President Barack Obama to British Prime Minister David Cameroon to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and many more the common refrain is that Israel is under attack and has...

Monday, 21 July 2014

MH17 downing:An awful crime

2014-07-21 THREE days have passed since the tragic disaster of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. As tributes and condolences pour in from all over the world, the remains of the passengers of MH17 have not been laid to rest. It is rightly so that Malaysia is...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Where’s rights champion when Israel kills Gaza children?

2014-07-18 IT IS heartening to see Bruneian Mus-lims flocking to mosques and prayer halls throughout the country on Mon-day, July 14, 2014, to pray for the safety and protection of the Palestinians, especially those in the blockaded and bombarded Gaza. People...

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Invisible Palestinians

2014-07-17 PALESTINIANS, after they were driven out of their homes in 1948 and especially since they came under Israeli occupation after the six-day war of 1967, have been fading and seem to have become invisible.That war was not engineered by the Soviet...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bracing for El Nino

2014-07-16 INCREASING reports of El Nino, the environmental phenomenon with potential to cause drought and deluge in different parts of the world, have been causing a big worry the world over, especially in Asia and Southeast Asian countries. Several...

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

No end to Israeli terror

2014-07-15 LAST night as the entire world was cheering Germany and Argentina playing the World Cup final, Israel was busy carrying out the most brutal and gruesome genocide in the Gaza Strip. The cries of hapless mothers trying to save their children were...

Monday, 14 July 2014

Bangsamoro pact moves on

2014-07-14 THIS week has witnessed another positive development in resolving the 42 years of political strife and bringing long-lasting peace to the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF...

Friday, 11 July 2014

Let’s take Quranic guidance to achieve glory

2014-07-11 INSYAALLAH, with a few more days, we will celebrate a very important event in the human history — the revelation of the Noble Quran, the most precious gift Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) brought for mankind. The Qur'an, the Word...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Preventing a massacre

2014-07-10 THE current Israeli offensive in Gaza, which began on Tuesday, has already led to the deaths of 43 people, including seven children, and 250 injuries. No Israeli deaths or injuries have been reported.The Israeli military said it had targeted 550...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Get tough with provocateurs

2014-07-09 MYANMAR, the former pariah state, in spite of its reformative endeavours, continues to be a powder keg, with no sign of thaw in the volatile atmosphere of communal animosity. In fact, so bitter is the racial hatred against the minority Muslim...

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

West blind to Israeli crimes

2014-07-08 AS RELENTLESS Israeli aerial bombings continue in occupied Gaza, killing seven innocent Palestinians, the deafening silence on the part of the West, particularly the US and many other great upholders of human rights, is not only shocking but also...

Monday, 7 July 2014

US report on trafficking

2014-07-07 THE US government in its 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report released on June 20 has downgraded Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Gambia to Tier 3 for taking insufficient action against human trafficking. The report says that there is...

Friday, 4 July 2014

No turning back on Syariah Law

2014-07-04 NEWS about the most recent protest by a group of Lesbian, Gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community in front of Brunei Embassy in Washington DC and several other major cities in the world against the implementation of the Syariah Law, which...

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hope for peace in Thai south

2014-07-03 WHILE the peace agreement between the Philippines and its largest rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), has ended nearly five decades of insurgency with the promise of a return to peace and growth, the situation in Thailand’s deep...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

El Nino threat to India

2014-07-02 IT’S THE annual monsoon, generally lasting from June to September, that makes or mars the largely agrarian economy of India, the world’s second most populous state. The rain-dependent millions of Indian farmers pray for timely rain to hoe their...

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