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Ini bukan negaraku. Saya sini cari makan

September 20, 2016

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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, […]

Ah, what price this beast called activism

April 16, 2016

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As I write this, I ask that this post not deter anyone from stepping forward to do your part to save this beloved nation of ours. I want to respond to a comment somewhere that the UMNO/BN efforts to instil fear amongst the rakyat was having its intended effect as even ‘Haris Ibrahim has chosen to […]

Tis painful, dear ‘erick, I know, to learn, that all that glitters is not gold

December 21, 2012

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Ah, me friend from way Down Under, Were ye not looking this way one summer, When the people’s choice was rent asunder, In the Silvery state by a mother @#$%er. This knave you hold in high esteem, Has two sides to him,maybe more, it would seem, To the unsuspecting, he’s creme de la creme, Yet […]

Resign from which constitutionally sanctioned position, guys?

October 17, 2010

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NST online reports that a group of Angkatan Muda Keadilan members from PKR branches in Penang and Perak yesterday demanded that party de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim step down. “We do not want a leader preoccupied with his own problems… we hope that Anwar will repent to safeguard the party’s image…We also do not […]

The mentality that got us into the cesspool that we’re in now

September 8, 2010

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Remember how so many from amongst us continued to vote for BN, even as we knew that so much was going wrong with the running of the nation? Remember Tun Salleh’s sacking? Ops Lalang? Bank Negara’s forex losses? Bank Bumi losses? Perwaja? The sacking of the Al-Arqam commune? Francis Udayappan? BN still got voted in […]

Desperately seeking Zul Nordin

May 13, 2010

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A while back, I got a call from someone on the organising team for this year’s BUM 2010 to inquire if I would speak at the event on 22/5/2010. I initially declined as May was, by then, already looking to be a busy month. She dangled the first carrot. “You’d be speaking on the ‘Allah’ […]

Sedekah and zakat, as I see it

April 6, 2010

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It’s lunch time and you’re famished. Out of the office, cross the overhead bridge to the other side of the road, for some truly original nasi kandar. Half way across the bridge, though, you encounter a woman, without limbs, seated next to a begging bowl. She looks you  in the eye, but says nothing. You […]