Monthly archive February, 2014

AIKOL PRESS Exclusive With Dr. Hanaan Balala

By Hafidzi Razali   In parallel with AIKOL Press’ ideal to open up the perspectives of AIKOLIANS, the Editorial Team of the 13th Issue was at the pleasure of Dr Hanaan Balala, a once-AIKOLIAN who has made her mark in Oxford University; having taught and pursued her Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Oxford, and is...

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition: AIKOL’s Dazzling Streak Halted as National Runner-Up

By Abduh Hafidz   On the 7th and 8th of February this year, IIUM had participated in a legal tradition which existence has spanned over the past half a century. It was none other than the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Competition.  This year’s National Rounds were hosted by the Law Faculty of Universiti...

How Students Could Cope with the Rising Costs of Living

By Shahrina Anis   Need it or want it? It is important to distinguish between the things you would like to have and the things you actually need. List down the things that you really need to buy at that point of time. Think about every purchase before you make it. Ask yourself whether you...

Just Remember the 3 Idiots

By Arina Izuddin   If you are worried about what is next after graduation, fret not; All is well. The most common question that students ask themselves is WHAT IS NEXT AFTER GRADUATION? You could be in your first year, setting your aim based on this question. Or you could be a final year student...

Legal Lawsuits for Outbursts on Social Networks: A Legal Dimension

By Farhan Sapian Sauri   Have you ever felt the sudden urge to express your random thoughts to as many people as possible? You want to feel better when you do, and if possible, you just want to do it conveniently whenever you want. Nowadays, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs are more than enough to...

Rule of Governance: Can We Prosper Under Authoritarianism?

By Munirah Hamdan   Consider two sets of parents; the first is very strict with their child. They seek to control every aspect of their child’s life, enclosing him within boundaries of hard-line principles and values. The second set is more moderate. They raise their young one in a more liberal environment where if he...

How the Trend of English-speaking Daie Has Brought Any Changes to Learning Islam

By Naim Azizi & Sharifah Asmaa’   Half a century ago, a deeply concerned Nigerian writer Chinua Achibe posed the question “Can English carry the weight of my African experience?” He decided at last that indeed it could, and consequently chose to write in English rather than his native Ibo. A timelier question today is:...

An Analysis of Kangkung: Understanding the Dilemma of the Struggling Rakyat

by Muhammad Rafiqree Hamka Bin Ruslan   With the continuous rise of basic commodity prices, Malaysians are at the brim of severe economic hardship, from those with low incomes to the professionals. After months of silence over the impending and multiple price hikes, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak finally broke his silence with his “concerns”,...

Of Cantona Collars

by Yazid Zakaria   It was in 1998 when I first got to know about the famous Manchester United (MUFC). To say that I was in love with the football team is an understatement. I was passionate about MUFC. As a matter of fact, nothing much has changed 16 years after. My eyes still glimmer...

ALSA STUDY TRIP 2014: A Winter Escapade to Seoul!

by Sarah Naeilah Norizal   Ironically enough, the news of the then-impending ALSA study trip to Seoul reached me while stapling nearly 300 copies of AIKOL Press’ 9th Issue. It is only apt that the universe (not really, it was this issue’s editors) cornered me into contributing a write-up on the aforementioned event, only days after...