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Please, Sir, could you also clean up some other bad law?

January 6, 2018

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In May, 1994, my brother Adam, and I, were in the lobby at Parliament to listen to proceedings relating to a bill to amend the Constitution which, in my view, if passed, would remove an important institutionalised check against draconian law-making. When the constitution was first promulgated, law making required the consensus of 3 institutions […]

When the right to be heard counts for nothing

January 6, 2018

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27th September, 2016, several PJ Selatan and Bukit Gasing registered voters, myself included, converged at the office of Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Rajiv to lodge our objections to the Election Commission’s proposed redeliniation of both our parliamentary and state constituencies. Yesterday morning, about 8.35am, I received a call from one Puan Zura of the EC. She […]

Malaysians at crossroads

December 15, 2017

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 Editor’s note : The views expressed here do not reflect, in toto, that of the blog owner. By Singa Terhormat Both the Najib and Mahathir camps are blaming each other for abuse and misuse of power while in office. Whether it was Mahathir or Najib who did worse in mismanaging the country and the economy, one […]

Use him by all means, but no PMship for Dr M, please

December 10, 2017

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About a month or so back, I was having lunch at the Indian stall outside the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. Actually, it can no longer be regarded as a stall as it has grown into a full blown restaurant. Aunty’s deep fried cauliflower, fish head and mutton curry is to die for!!! If you […]

Which Malaysia?

November 10, 2017

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It was showtime at the Padang Timur, PJ on 14th October, 2017 by Pakatan Harapan. I would translate this into English to read “For the love of Malaysia, end kleptocracy” I have 2 questions to pose to the leadership of Pakatan Harapan, but first, and for the avoidance of any doubt, let me say this. I […]

Can the Kelantan syariah authorities compel counselling?

September 27, 2017

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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 […]

You Muslim in Muar? This what you want? No? Wash elsewhere, then

September 25, 2017

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I am sure by now many of you would have read about the “Laundrette for Muslims only” in Muar. If you haven’t, you can read the report in Staronline at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/24/muar-launderette-adopts-muslims-only-policy/ Why only for Muslims? According to the report, the laundrette operator declined to give the reasons, merely stating that he “was just carrying out […]