Mustafa Anuar

Mustafa Anuar


Dr Mustafa K. Anuar would still like to believe that the earth is flat so that all the elements of social injustice, bigotry and tyranny on this earth can be pushed off the edge. On this supposedly flat surface, he is a Fellow at the Penang Institute.

Recent Opinion

  • 9 months ago

    Living a ‘pure’ life

  • 11 months ago

    Why political leaders should not be untouchable

  • 1 year ago

    Of idolatry and sensitivities

  • 1 year ago

    The racial demon in multi-ethnic Malaysia

More from Mustafa Anuar

  • 1 year ago

    Prescribing press freedom in Malaysia

    MAY 4 — The fact that Malaysia attained the 144th slot in the Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 Press Freedom Ranking of 180 countries leaves a bad taste in the mouth for...

  • 1 year ago

    On actions that forge censorship

    APRIL 19 ― PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang called on Muslims, especially those who were troubled by Nanyang Siang Pau’s caricature of himself as a turbaned monkey, to...

  • 1 year ago

    Tarred with the same brush

    MARCH 4 — It looks like the pig-bristle brush brouhaha may be rekindled soon given that the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry reportedly will resume its...

  • 1 year ago

    The ‘trauma’ of the Trump tantrum

    FEBRUARY 9 ― It appears, to borrow a certain person’s misspelling, “unpresidented” in the history of the United States that the first week of coming into office President...

  • 1 year ago

    Of civil and conscientious servants

    JANUARY 19 — The early retirement of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Special Operations Division director Bahri Mohd Zin recently gained much media and public...

  • 1 year ago

    The indignity of 2016

    JANUARY 2 — Some developments and incidents that took place last year serve as a grim reminder that the sanctity of human dignity in many parts of the supposedly modern world is...

  • 1 year ago

    Why Zunar is not funny

    DECEMBER 26 — The spate of arrests, charges under the draconian Sedition Act, and occasional disturbance at an art exhibition that Zunar faced in recent years suggest that his...

  • 1 year ago

    Punishing the wrong people

    DECEMBER 21 — It is disturbing that authorities in Universiti Malaya (UM) handed down harsh sentences to its student activists who participated in the “Tangkap MO1” rally...

  • 1 year ago

    How to diminish Bersih

    NOVEMBER 24 ― A day after the recent Bersih 5 rally, the mainstream press wrote about it in rather predictable ways. Mingguan Malaysia, the Sunday edition of the indefatigable...

  • 1 year ago

    Seeking the moral compass in universities

    NOVEMBER 18 ― Student activist Asheeq Ali is the latest university student accused of violating the rules and regulations of his university with activities or behaviour deemed...

  • 1 year ago

    Stomping out freedom?

    NOVEMBER 7 — Sungei Besar Umno Baru divison chief Jamal Yunos and his red-shirted mob marched for the second time to the doors of Malaysiakini recently to demand its closure....

  • 1 year ago

    Media extremism 101

    NOV 3 — Malaysia’s political arena serves as a rich repository of certain ideas and phenomena that otherwise rarely capture the imagination of the ordinary people.  Not...

  • 1 year ago

    The ‘grimy’ challenges confronting Bersih

    OCTOBER 28 ― In what seems to be its latest attempt at putting obstacles on the road to the planned Bersih 5 rally on November 19, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, the federal government...

  • 1 year ago

    Living on the edge of a kosher life

    OCTOBER 21 — At a time when the whole world is transfixed by the recent ruling of the Islamic institutional watchdog, the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim),...

  • 1 year ago

    Messing with the messenger

    OCT 19 — The assault on journalists covering the Bersih convoy in Kuala Selangor last weekend by the red-shirted mob constitutes a dangerous form of intimidation as well as a...