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Asalamu’alaikum, Jakim

October 15, 2019

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Umat Islam di Malaysia sudah lama dilanda dengan berbagai pandangan berkenaan isu ketuanan Melayu dari golongan para politik, khususnya yang sendiri mengaku diri mereka sebagai menganuti agama Islam. Saya sendiri merujuk serta memegang kepada khutbah terakhir Baginda Nabi SAW di Arafah yang telah bersabda, antara lain, bahawa semua manusia berasal dari Adam dan Hawa, tidak […]

Will the real “Malay” of Article 153(1) please stand?

October 12, 2019

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It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article – Article 153 (1) of the Federal Constitution. Note that the […]

The rakyat are not ready to be equals?

September 18, 2019

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Some years back, when Bernard Dompok was helming the National Unity Ministry, I attended his talk at the Assumption Church in PJ. During Q&A, I put this to Bernard : I could not find the word Bumiputra in the Federal Constitution. And the Reid Commission Report clearly envisaged that the “special position” of the Malays […]

Why I am for the abolition of the death penalty

October 30, 2018

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I have written on this previously, and my views remain the same, so I am just going to reproduce excerpts here of what I wrote before. I want to share my thoughts on why I think the death penalty is wrong, but allow me to first digress for a moment. Irene is in her 70’s. […]

PD voters, on our behalf, please ask Anwar this. Then vote, on our behalf, too

October 8, 2018

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I wrote publicly to Anwar in this blog on 26th September, 2018. Amongst other things, this is what I said. “Please understand that post 9th May, 2018, we, the rakyat, are no longer the people so long suppressed by BN. We fully understand and have experienced the sheer power in our hands when we come […]

Why outsourced road traffic enforcement is not the way to go

October 1, 2018

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This is a sequel to my earlier post. Roads are meant to facilitate movement to transport people and things from one point to another. I suggest that traffic rules are in place to make such transportation safe for all, and to keep the flow of traffic smooth and as unimpeded as possible. This statement of […]

Dear Anwar

September 26, 2018

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Last I wrote to you publicly was on 17th May, 2016. It was in relation to a letter you had written from prison voicing your concerns about the “Dr M-led Save Malaysia and People’s Declaration initiative”. Then, this is what I had said of your letter : “Last night, I joined Chegubard and Arul of PSM in […]