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Remembering this fallen anak bangsa Malaysia

April 4, 2020


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


  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


“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”.  […]


October 9, 2019


This morning, three judges of the Court of Appeal set aside my conviction under the Sedition Act, 1948, decided by the Sessions Court after trial in April, 2016, and affirmed by the High Court in April, last year. Not guilty! Acquitted! God is great!!! I am grateful to the team of lawyers, Malik Imtiaz, Haijan […]

Can the Kelantan syariah authorities compel counselling?

September 27, 2017


I’ve been having a bad bout of rhinitis this last week. Yesterday morning, another visit to the ENT and another course of medication. On the way back, decided to stop off at a shopping mall in Section 14, PJ. In a pair of shorts! Ok, a pair of bermudas actually. A Chinese lady stopped and […]

Kho Jabing : Killed by the state

May 21, 2016


At 3.30pm yesterday, Kho Jabing was executed in Singapore soon after the Singapore Court of Appeal dismissed his eleventh-hour application to stay the execution. __________________________________ “…He was born in 1984, in a taxi on the way to hospital. He grew up in a longhouse…He worked on a family plantation, then as a technician laying cables in Miri […]

A teacher, mentor and friend remembered

April 18, 2016


In the early 90’s, Bank Rakyat sued Watan, a print newspaper in circulation then, and YB Lim Kit Siang, in defamation. The law firm that I was then with as a partner were retained to represent and defend Watan. I was the solicitor who was entrusted to handle the brief. The senior partner of the […]