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December 23, 2012 08:02 AM PST
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September 15, 2012 10:59 PM PDTSivin Kit
August 01, 2012 12:40 PM PDT
For our 22nd Middle Malaysia podcast we speak to Sivin Kit, a politically active Christian pastor who is currently in Norway doing his PhD on new media and politics.
Sivin explains why he thinks Christians in Malaysia have become increasingly politically aware and even politically active, and this includes church leaders like pastors, priests and nuns.
He also talks philosophically about the notion of disobeying unjust laws and whether that's a Christian thing to do.
Sivin also addresses the issue of whether church leaders should be telling their flock how to vote. He gives a very candid reply about this highly sensitive issue.
Lastly Sivin shares what he would tell Prime Minister Najib Razak if he wants to convince Christians that he does care about their views.Malik Imtiaz
July 18, 2012 02:13 PM PDT
For our 21st Middle Malaysia podcast, we speak to prominent civil rights lawyer Malik Imtiaz about various legal matters, starting with Bersih 3.o. He gives his view on whether the mammoth rally was in fact an illegal rally. He also talks about the lawsuit the government has instituted against the Bersih steering committee.
He expresses concern over the Borders case where a manager was charged by Islamic authorities for selling a book that was at the time not yet banned. Malik explains why it's worrying because of how the Islamic authorities are going beyond their jurisdiction.
On an rather interesting note, Malik gives his views on Raja Petra Kamaruddin's switch from supporting Pakatan Rakyat to being its chief critic. Hear his no-holds barred take on the "tragedy" of Raja Petra, whom Malik now calls "quite irrelevant".
Back to legal matters, Malik shares his view on whether Barisan Nasional would give up power peacefully should it lose the general election and what would happen. Malik gives an interesting twist on what he think could happen should there be an attempt to declare an Emergency situation if there is an upset in the polls.
Malik concludes the conversation by describing the scenario that could bring about a change in government. He believes it could happen.
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