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Kho Jabing : Killed by the state

May 21, 2016

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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

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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 […]

A simple majority

August 7, 2014

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By Singa Terhormat The Selangor State Assembly currently has 56 State seats held by the following parties. DAP__________________15 PAS__________________15 PKR__________________14 UMNO________________12 Now if PAS were to side with UMNO on a no-confidence vote against current MB  Khalid,  they would have 27 votes, a minority. They would need one more vote to tie the matter. Where […]

On whose neck will the dirty dossier come down like the Sword of Damocles? Khalid’s or PKR’s?

August 6, 2014

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So, the much spoken of ‘Khalid dirty deeds’ dossier is out and about. I haven’t seen the full text of the dossier, and so, like many of you, have been dependent on news reports as to its contents. Khalid obviously is not losing sleep over it, and has got his boys to go over to […]

Why I will not have Azmin as my MB

August 6, 2014

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Selangor, I am told, is the richest state in the federation. The jewel in the federal crown. One of the reasons UMNO is desperate to get it back. And, so I am told, why some Pakatan leaders would love the chance to be at the helm. So much available for the picking. Imagine you are […]

I am a Selangorian. And I will not have Azmin Ali as my MB

August 4, 2014

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Malaysiakini reports today that the PKR political bureau met at its headquarters last night. As expected, the matter of Khalid and his refusal to make way for a new MB came up for discussion. Malaysiakini, quoting a source from within PKR, reports that the party may put forth a second name, as alternative to Wan Azizah, to replace Khalid, with a view […]

Robed bigotry

July 23, 2014

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By Singa Terhormat Ex-CJ, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad  is reported, in substantiating his contention that Islam is under threat in Penang, to allege that an ex-mufti informed him that during the launch of a building in the state attended by a deputy chief minister, prayers were done by a Christian priest, a Hindu priest and […]