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Are We Done As A Democracy?

December 25, 2015

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Was the final nail in the coffin of democracy in Malaysia hammered in with the passing of the National Security Council Bill 2015 (NSC) by the Dewan Rakyat on the 3rd of December, 2015? The NSC gives the Prime Minister the power to declare any area in the country a “security area” with a simple […]

Looking to Tunisia’s Civil Society Organisations

October 24, 2015

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One of the most inspiring story to come last week was the announcement that the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015. Unknown and unheard of outside of Tunisia, it was a surprise choice but a most worthy winner. Tunisia was the country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2011 […]

10 Reasons Why Racism Is Not Cool (Part 1)

October 10, 2015

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There are at least ten good reasons why racism should be considered a very negative trait just like farting or pissing in public. We should all be ashamed of it if we are guilty of it. And believe me, living in Malaysia, all of us are guilty of it, just to what degree. It’s IRRATIONAL. […]

Racial And Social Polarisation Through Schools (Extended Version)

September 28, 2015

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I still remember vividly a story told to me by a state assemblyperson of an encounter she had when she was campaigning during the last General Election. She was doing a walkabout and came up to a Muslim religious school’s gate and a young student of around 7 years of age gave her a knowing […]

Has Bersih Lost Her Focus?

August 17, 2015

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When the Coalition for Free & Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) called for their fourth rally, Bersih 4, with a call for PM Najib Razak to step down and the new government to implement institutional reforms, some people wondered if Bersih had gone beyond its scope of electoral reforms. The 10-points institutional reforms didn’t help to […]

To Resist is To Win

April 28, 2015

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Today is the 3rd of anniversary of Bersih 3.0 and the the Election Commission is still as dirty as ever. They still went ahead and conducted one of the most dirty General Election ever in 2013 but don’t take my word for it. The Election Integrity Project in a a global survey rated Malaysia near […]

What Have We Done To Deserve This?

April 23, 2015

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Datuk Ambiga posed this question at the ASEAN People’s Forum on human rights – “What have we done to deserve this stifle of various freedoms by Putrajaya?”  What a great question for us to ask ourselves and ask of this Barisan Nasional government. We love our country, pay our taxes faithfully (albeit, grudgingly at times), […]