Tunku Zain Al Abidin

Recent and archived articles by Tunku Zain Al Abidin

14 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Part and parcel of a healthy democracy

I HAVE written enthusiastically about Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Yusof, Election Commission Chairman Azhar Harun, Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Attorney General Tommy Thomas and Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Hamid Bador as they set out to do these important jobs.

7 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Unity in Raya forgiveness

TOWARDS the end of Ramadan, there were different views expressed about the permissibility of Muslims breaking fast in buildings in (or near) non-Muslim places of worship, about Muslims breaking fast with food cooked and distributed by non-Muslims, and about a supposed general trend of events that include people of different faiths gaining in popularity that might “threaten” the faith of Muslims.

31 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Reflections this Ramadan

AS in previous years, this Ramadan began with time-honoured traditions.

24 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Cooling political dragonfire

Drawing parallels from medieval fantasy television epic to real life, especially in politics.

17 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

A duel between dual anniversaries

If we learn the right lessons from history, perhaps we can demonstrate that strong institutions are essential to achieve the desired economic growth and prosperity.

10 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Joining UiTM’s Rome stature

I’M happy to announce that I have recently become an Associate Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), and I confess that Rome was one of the reasons I have been appointed.

26 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

The many things in common with Canada

Lessons can be had from the world’s second biggest country – where different sources of identity, a foundation myth, reconciliation with indigenous history and efforts towards modern multiculturalism – are interwoven.

19 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Getting to know Canada up close

First impressions of this immense and curious country with a fascinating culture.

12 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Roaming around Rome

PROMISE 26 of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto is to “make our human rights record respected by the world”, and the last paragraph says that “suitable international conventions that are not yet ratified will be ratified as soon as possible”.

29 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Seeking refuge in refugee policies

a more enlightened and humanitarian approach in dealing with refugees in the country is proposed as it can be good for our democracy and commitment to human rights.