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The Sheratoonian Anniversary

February 23, 2021

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By Jayanath Appudurai A year ago, on this infamous day, The Sheratoonians, shredded our dreams! Not that, we were not expecting it. We knew this day will come, We lived in pious hope, that it would not. All the signs, that it was an ill-fated, Coalition of Hope, were there, for those who understood, the […]

Dear YB Nga

December 9, 2020

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Malaysiakini on 7th December, 2020, reported that, in trying to explain the move by DAP to open negotiations with UMNO to form the new Perak state government, said the following : “It will create a strong and stable government”, resolving the issue of defections and enable a new UMNO-PH government to command a 2/3 majority […]

WOULD YOU INVEST IN THIS CIRCUS COMPANY?

November 9, 2020

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Jayanath Appudurai There is a circus in town and it promises to deliver all kind of scintillating entertainment. It’s been in town for some decades now. The cast is pretty big! A total of 292 (222 “Main” and 70 “Sokong”) to be exact. The usual hierarchy is found – the Lord of the Ring, Deputy […]

Before I, Jayanath was the Third Force

August 23, 2020

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Note : This post is dedicated to my new friends in Melaka. Hope it helps all to better understand I am the Third Force. ____________________________________________________ In an earlier post on 17th May, 2020, I looked to the freedictionary  for an explanation of the conventional meaning of Third Force ( here is the meaning given : […]

Activism, the bus trip to Taiping, and stepping out as the Third Force in solidarity with Guan Eng

August 7, 2020

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Come next month, If I include my years of activism through the courts as a legal practitioner, starting from year 2000 until 2010, that accounts for 22 years of my life. What’s it been like? I have always used taking a bus ride to Taiping to describe that journey. You buy a bus ticket to […]

When Ariff proved to be too good for his own good

July 15, 2020

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Together with many others, I watched the live proceedings of the Dewan Rakyat on 13th July, 2020 to witness the debate of the motion presented by Muhyiddin to have Ariff removed as speaker. I am going to disregard the legal arguments that went back and forth, and go directly to what I felt was the […]

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 […]