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Ini bukan negaraku. Saya sini cari makan

September 20, 2016


You could readily expect such a response from a Bangladeshi, an Indonesian or a Myanmari if you called upon any such person to take up arms to defend our nation against an external threat. He or she is here to earn what he can to send back to his family in his faraway homeland. What, […]

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 simple majority

August 7, 2014


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 […]

A memorial by the river

July 20, 2014


Dear Pakatan leaders

December 27, 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]