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Does anyone speak English at the Taman Desa Medical Centre?

August 28, 2013

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I fractured my little toe on my right foot last Monday night when I kicked the elephant in the living room at home. Ok, I exaggerate about the elephant, but I swear it felt like I had just kicked one. Anyway, that’s not the focus of this post. Yesterday, I made my way to Taman Desa […]

Sure, maaf zahir dan batin, but Selamat Hari Raya?

August 8, 2013

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Kids always want to do what adults do. I was no different. At age 9, I wanted to fast. Dad wouldn’t have it, though. “Wait until you are older”,  he said. “Why the fast?”, I asked him. He explained that the abstinence from sustenance from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadhan, it was hoped, […]

Welcome your co-administrator, folks

June 13, 2013

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The day I was arrested, just before I got taken to the lock-up, I managed to borrow someone’s phone and sent the following sms : “Here’s the username and password. …………Please keep the peoples parliament going”. And Singa Terhormat did. When I got out and caught up with ST for tea, she jokingly said she […]

Judges who screw their secretaries should shut up upon retirement!

May 14, 2013

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This blog has generally desisted in laying bare here the private indiscretions of all and sundry, public personages in particular. If, however, the situation warrants it, I could always bend that rule a little. To whom it may concern, take it that you have been warned.

Today, I really feel sorry for you

April 18, 2013

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“From 1978 all the way up to 2008, for 30 years, my objective was to oppose Umno. And I opposed Umno over those 30 years because I hated corruption. And I, of all people, should know because during that time I was a businessman and I had to personally indulge in corruption to get ahead. […]

The worms come crawling out of the UMNO woodwork

February 3, 2013

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By Singa Terhormat _________________ As in every run-up to a General Election, we find various persons rushing in to sing BN’s praises. Most times they are persons who have some interest in BN’s success or hope to derive some benefit from that, but it is only to be expected that they are not going to […]

JAKIM, Shah Kirit, will you now see and apologise?

January 26, 2013

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By Singa Terhormat __________________ (With thanks to the late Ahmed Deedat) Writings of Guru Nanak Dev ਬਾਬਾ ਅਲਹ੝ ਅਗਮ ਅਪਾਰ੝ ॥
O Baba, the Lord Allah is Inaccessible and Infinite. ਅਲਾਹ੝ ਅਲਖ੝ ਅਗੰਮ੝ ਕਾਦਰ੝ ਕਰਣਹਾਰ੝ ਕਰੀਮ੝ 
He is Allah, the Unknowable, the Inaccessible, All-powerful and Merciful Creator. ਕਲਿ ਮਹਿ ਬੇਦ੝ ਅਥਰਬਣ੝ ਹੂਆ ਨਾਉ ਖ੝ਦਾਈ ਅਲਹ੝ ਭਇਆ […]

To my brothers and sisters in humanity

January 26, 2013

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By Singa Terhormat __________________ When I went to perform  my Haj more than a decade ago, one of the things that then occupied my mind was visualising and  imagining the pain Prophet Abraham (Nabi Ibrahim, to the Muslims) (pbuh) would feel if he could see his descendants incessantly quarreling over the God that he worshiped […]

Ya Allah : The final sequel

January 17, 2013

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By Singa Terhormat ____________________ My earlier posting, “Ya Allah”, seems to have stirred up quite a storm. I generally do not respond to comments made to my postings in recognition of freedom of expression and also as it can lead to endless arguments and inconvenience our host, Haris, but in this case I shall make […]

Ya Allah

January 14, 2013

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By Singa Terhormat ___________________ First of all, let me declare that I am a Muslim. I am no scholar of Islam but I have been given some measure of intellect by Almighty God, and it is in gratitude for that gift that this is written. This is about Islam and its teachings with regard to […]

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