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Why Is The Government So Afraid Of Bersih?

August 26, 2015


As we count the days to Bersih 4, the 4th installment of mega rallies organised by the Coalition for Free & Fair Elections (or more commonly called Bersih 2.0 or just Bersih), we are seeing the same stance and gameplan by the authorities. Ridicule it as lacking support, label it as an opposition tool, accuse […]

Bersih 4: It’s Not About Regime Change

July 31, 2015


Since Bersih 4 was announced on the 29th of July. 2015 with the call for PM Najib Razak’s resignation over the 1MDB mega-scandal, some commentators and Facebookers have misunderstood the call as a call to overthrow Najib’s administration à la Arab Spring-style with phrases like regime change, Occupy, overthrow of a democratically elected government, etc, […]

“The betrayal of Bukit Chandan” by Mariam Mokhtar

April 14, 2015


The ‘Perak 13' sacrificed their freedom to fight for true democracy and reforms. We can continue the fight from outside prison. The ‘Perak 13' made a stand, which is more than the majority of the rakyat have done. The ‘Perak 13' are now paying the price for fighting a corrupt, dictatorial regime.

A Dangerous Brew – Racism and Economy

February 9, 2015


When it became clear from the results of the last 13th General Election that the Chinese votes have largely gone to the Opposition and the 1Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak declaring it to be a “Chinese Tsunami”, a lid has been lifted and a signal has been given – it’s the fault of the Chinese. […]

When Dishonourable Men Rule

September 2, 2014


When the CEO of MRT Corp, Azhar Abdul Hamid resigned over a worksite accident which took the lives of 3 workers, he was hailed as a role model.  He did so almost immediately by his own volition citing that he is taking personal responsibility for the accident. In the midst of the scheming, twisting and […]

Redeeming Our Merdeka

August 30, 2014


“At this solemn moment therefore I call upon you all to dedicate yourselves to the service of the new Malaya, to work and strive with hand and brain to create a new nation, inspired by the ideals of justice and liberty – a beacon of light in a disturbed and distracted world.” This was part […]

Learning from Jefferson

July 23, 2013


Recently a friend sent me a link which he thought might interest me and he was right, it did. It was a link to an article entitled “The Bible According to Thomas Jefferson.” The link is supplied at the end of this article. Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Fathers and the third President […]

When Peace and Stability is a Threat

February 13, 2013


Former IGP Musa Hassan’s remark that he is confident that the losing parties will use their supporters to create chaos to topple the government just like what happened in the Middle East and have an Arab Spring here is not just scurrilous and mischievous but is downright fear-mongering. He is not alone, in recent days, […]

The Choices Before Us – Emigration, Encampment or Engagement

October 19, 2012


I had an interesting conversation with a friend this week about some of the choices made by people we know. Over dinner, my friend related to me about his brother who had worked and lived in France for many years and how he had decided to return to Malaysia for his retirement only to find […]

Wither English, Wither Nation

June 20, 2012


The title of this article is inspired by a presentation I heard at an English language conference I attended recently.  It was a gathering of educators involved in the teaching of English in schools and people who are committed to raising the standard of spoken and written English in our nation. Coincidentally, another article by […]