Browsing All Posts filed under »Frustrations«

A memorial by the river

July 20, 2014

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Dear Pakatan leaders

December 27, 2012

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We had asked you for an independent state government newspaper in the Malay language to combat the spin by the Malay mainstream media, especially to those in the Malay heartlands. The Selangor government gave us the Selangor Times. In English and Mandarin! Never mind. I am not writing to bitch about this today. We’ll sort […]

…and then there was Paulino Miranda

June 16, 2012

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And who is Paulino Miranda, you ask? Read about him in the Malaysianinsider. A man of the cloth who walks the talk. The report has got two bits of detail wrong. Firstly, the incident took place on 9th November, 2008. Secondly, and more importantly, there was no order from the police to disperse before they […]

The trouble with Islam today

May 11, 2012

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The title of this post is also that of a book written by Ms. Irshad Manji that I derived great pleasure in reading a few years back. Malaysiakini reports today that the launch of the Malay translation of Ms. Manji’s latest book, “Allah, Liberty and Love”, at a  bookstore in Kuala Lumpur had to be […]

A sad day to be Malaysians and Muslims

February 13, 2012

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Article published by the Islamic Renaissance Front on 12th February, 2012. _______________________________ The Islamic Renaissance Front strongly condemns the deportation of Hamza Kashgari over his allegedly offensive tweets. Due to the irresponsible and cowardly actions of the Malaysian government in enabling the deportation, Mr Kashgari now faces the possibility of the death penalty in his […]

Are the police contriving a state of lawlessness?

February 13, 2012

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Peaceful assemblers at BERSIH 2.0 get shot at with teargas and chemical-laced water. But police cannot afford protection to those who wish to make reports at police stations, against the perpetrators of violent disruptions of peaceful meetings? Violent agitators can gather outside police stations, damage the vehicles of those there to lodge police reports, and […]

This was waiting to happen

September 23, 2011

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Malaysiakini reports today that the friends of the recently deceased, Lawrence Selvananthan, alleged by the Negri Sembilan Islamic religious authorities to have converted to Islam 3 days before he died, decided to take matters in their own hands. Aware that there was this legal tussle between the family of the deceased and the religious authorities […]

A Shadow Prime Minister with no Shadow Cabinet

February 24, 2011

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By Dr. Malcolm Puthucherry The truth is finally laid bare – for anyone who cares to look. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s assertion that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) does not need a shadow cabinet is nothing less than an admission that the three-party pact he leads is very much less than the sum of its parts. He […]

PKR, DAP, enough is enough!

October 2, 2010

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Blogger buddy Richard Loh of Penang shares his thoughts HERE.

Please, Mr. President, do not let this madness take place

September 11, 2010

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11/9/2001 will always be remembered for the insane acts of terrorism and cruelty that man is capable of inflicting. It does not matter whether you believe the official US account of what happened, or the theories that have been put forth by many others. Pastor Terry Jones’s threat to burn the Holy Qur’an is no […]

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