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MALAYSIA MILIK AKU DAN AKU MILIKNYA

October 7, 2019

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Menjadi kebiasaan kepada saya untuk menghantar ucapan Hari Malaysia kepada semua rakan dalam senarai hebahan dan kumpulan Whatsapp yang saya ada di dalamnya. Seorang rakan ada memberi respon mengatakan bahawa beliau tidak berasa senang hati hari ini untuk mengucapkan kepada sesiapa saja ‘Selamat Hari Malaysia ‘, bukan kerana kurang rasa patriotik beliau, namun kerana beliau […]

Why The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

October 24, 2018

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“Death penalty will be abolished. Full stop.” These were the words of the de facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Kong on the 10th of October, 2018, the 16th World Day Against Death Penalty. It was like a bolt out of the blue and to those of us who thought such a day will never […]

Beer Today, Dogs Tomorrow?

September 19, 2017

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At best, I would consider myself a social drinker, a very occasional glass of wine with a meal and at most, a few pints of beer in a year and never to the point of intoxication. Thus, the reason I view with great concern the cancellation by DBKL (KL City Hall) of the Better Beer […]

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 […]