Dear Anwar

June 24, 2020

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This will be short and to the point. On 22nd June, 2020, Free Malaysia Today reported you as saying : “Based on our experience, we cannot trust (him) 100%.” This distrust of Dr M is shared by many right-thinking Malaysians who only desire what is best for the nation. Myself included. He must never be […]

Why I am looking forward to the decision in the contempt proceedings against Mkini

June 21, 2020

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Lord Denning, a famous judge of the English courts, had this to say about the law of contempt in the context of public criticism of the judiciary : “…those who criticise us will remember that, from the nature of our office, we cannot reply to the criticisms. We cannot enter into public controversy. Still less […]

An ode to all the frogs

June 17, 2020

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By Singa Terhormat _____________________________________ At first we were afraid, we were petrified Kept thinking we could never live without you by our side But then we spent so many nights thinking how you did us wrong And we grew strong And we learnt how to get along And so you’re back Wanting our votes We […]

Asalkan Bukan Mahathir

June 10, 2020

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In the wake of the Sheraton Move, the collapse of the PH government after Dr M’s bizarre moves, first, resigning as PM, and then seeking to resurrect himself as head of a unity government, and finally Muhyiddin being formally appointed as the 8th PM, I had the opportunity to ask of a senior leader of […]

Taking the cue from PAS…

May 28, 2020

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…who have called for a suspension of the production and sale of alcoholic beverages until the issue of drunk driving is resolved, what else can we propose? Suspend the Muafakat Nasional until the scourge of corruption in the country can be wiped out? Suspend PAS until it is Islamic?  

Ramadhan – a month of reflections

May 21, 2020

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Singa Terhormat __________________________________ The blessed month of Ramadhan this year was a time of particular intensity, difficulty and unusualness in the many trials that it posed. Whilst there were the growing challenges posed to an ageing person with the accompanying physical frailties, these however did not pose too much of a challenge, but rather the […]

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Sorry, Sri Ram, the Riza Aziz DNAA controversy isn’t over. Far from it!

May 17, 2020

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The controversy surrounding the decision to discharge film producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz over money laundering charges should end with the Attorney General’s statement, says the case’s lead prosecutor, reports The Star “Once (the) AG has made a statement, that is the end of the matter”, Gopal Sri Ram  (GSR) is reported to have said. […]

How many does it take to make a 3rd Force?

May 17, 2020

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With modifications, I am re-hashing something I wrote 4 years ago. First, lets get definitions out of the way. The freedictionary explains the phrase “THIRD FORCE” to mean, amongst others, “one or more nations, political parties, or other organizations occupying an intermediate position between two other opposed forces”. Could we expand this to allow for individuals? Or just 1? Seriously, I’ve never needed numbers behind me to do what I believed to be right. One […]

Crime does not pay? It does, lah!

May 14, 2020

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If you’re set on crime as your vocation, though, remember. Big time. If you’re going to steal, steal big time. Going to wash money ( launder, lah ), wash big time. Dont be jaguh kampung! Take kow kow! If its big enough, and you get caught, can work it out, one. Return half, and go […]

Muhyiddin cannot dictate the whole order of business of the Dewan Rakyat on 18th May

May 14, 2020

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Just after 4pm yesterday, The Malay Mail reported this most bizarre news : the 18th May Dewan Rakyat sitting, the first since the collapse of the PH government and Muhyiddin’s ascension to the position of prime minister had only one order of business : the Agong’s royal address. The nation is facing a pandemic such […]