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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 […]

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 […]

How many does it take to make a 3rd Force?

May 17, 2020

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With modifications, I am re-hashing something I wrote 4 years ago. First, lets get definitions out of the way. The freedictionary explains the phrase “THIRD FORCE” to mean, amongst others, “one or more nations, political parties, or other organizations occupying an intermediate position between two other opposed forces”. Could we expand this to allow for individuals? Or just 1? Seriously, I’ve never needed numbers behind me to do what I believed to be right. One […]

Muhyiddin cannot dictate the whole order of business of the Dewan Rakyat on 18th May

May 14, 2020

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Just after 4pm yesterday, The Malay Mail reported this most bizarre news : the 18th May Dewan Rakyat sitting, the first since the collapse of the PH government and Muhyiddin’s ascension to the position of prime minister had only one order of business : the Agong’s royal address. The nation is facing a pandemic such […]

The circus is in town!

May 6, 2020

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The Bersatu president, now the PM of the backdoor gomen, is openly co-operating with UMNO. Bersatu youth have, however, declined to go the way of their president, holding out that they want to return to Pakatan Harapan. Does Bersatu still have a chairman? Is Dr M still the chairman? If he is, come the sitting […]

If this backdoor gomen is going to hartal our parliament, should we not hartal this backdoor gomen?

May 4, 2020

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Not sure what hartal is? Without any internet, phones, mobile or otherwise, fax or photostat machines,Malayans pulled off an amazing hartal on 20th October, 1947. Just goes to show what a united people can accomplish. I am going to share a short video of how that one day protest in Malaya was. You should watch […]