Remembering this fallen anak bangsa Malaysia

April 4, 2020

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Bernard Khoo aka Zorro Unmasked. 6 years ago, on this day, Zorro left us. I first encountered Zorro at the Press Club in early 2007. We hit it off instantly. What happens, though, when you bring together two individuals who have strong opinions which may often differ, but will strongly put forth their case? Sparks […]

From the courtroom to the streets

April 2, 2020

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  I was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor on 17th August, 1990, the culmination of a childhood dream. Then, if anyone had said they had looked into a crystal ball and saw that one day I would be on the streets with hundreds and thousands of others inhaling teargas, or […]

Making the most of this “stay home” situation

March 31, 2020

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“This blog, then, is about civil society reclaiming its power to determine who are the law-makers in Parliament today who are worthy of the trust reposed in them by the people and if, sadly, we discover there are none presently, to make an informed decision of who we will next install in the people’s parliament”.  […]

Dear Muhyiddin

March 30, 2020

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God’s peace be with you. I caught your Covid-19 stimulus package press conference on TV the other day. A good package? I am hopeless with all the figures bandied about, and there are experts aplenty bisecting and dissecting the RM250b package, so I wont even go there. I will trust Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj in his […]

Even as the rakyat rejoiced in the days after GE14, UMNO was given the Kiss of Life

March 18, 2020

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There’s a fair bit of speculation in this post. You draw your own conclusions. “Looking back during the past few days, it is now quite clear there was a plan to form a unity government without PH” : Xavier Jayakumar, as reported in the Malay Mail on 28th February, 2020. I am not sure about […]

29TH FEBRUARY 2020 : Will We Learn Anything At All?

March 9, 2020

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Jayanath Appudurai 9th March 2020 ____________________________________________________________ The drama that unfolded on 23rd February and beyond are but symptoms of an insidious virus in our society. Its the fear, perceived or imagined, of the “Other” that needs to be treated. Most of us have been socialised to view the Other with suspicion, prejudice often resulting in […]

The one difference that PH brought with their governance, as seen in the last week

March 1, 2020

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I am not saying there has been only one difference that PH brought in their 21 months in governance. And I have so much more to say about this unholy denial of the will of the rakyat expressed through the ballot box on 9th May, 2018. More of that later. The media reporting over the […]