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Nothing ever changes until you will no longer endure what is

September 20, 2019

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On 1st December, 1955, on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, Rosa Parks, aged 42, and seated in the section reserved for coloured folk, was told by the driver to give up her seat to a white passenger as the section reserved for whites was full. The law, as it was then, required Rosa to […]

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 […]

…and I hoped I would never have to write again!!!

September 17, 2019

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In the days that followed 9th May, 2018, and the historic victory of the rakyat over a regime that had held on to power by keeping us divided along the lines of race and religion and wholesale cheating at poll after poll,  I held on to hope that I would be able to start to […]

MAY 9th – WHO CARES?

May 8, 2019

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By Jayanath Appudurai   A year on, Come 9th May, The euphoria will be re-lived, The accolades will be repeated, And the brickbats will be re-launched.   The Ruling class, The entitled and the entrenched, Will play its vainglorious games, With nary a thought For the wretched underclass, Bar the pretentious concern, With an eye […]

Is DBKL’s traffic enforcement founded on race considerations?

September 26, 2018

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Last Saturday, 22nd September, I met up with Mike at Papparich in Taman Danau Desa, around 2pm. At my suggestion, Mike parked right beside the restaurant, in an area clearly indicated as a “No Parking” zone. It was going to be right next where we sat, and I thought since it was a short meeting, […]

The evening that Zeus smiled on SABM’s Social Inclusion Agenda

September 18, 2018

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Those of you who have been to Rumah Anak Bangsa Malaysia previously would be all too familiar with the graffiti that adorned the inside of one of the perimeter walls, reflecting the thoughts and aspirations of those who have shared in the vision and mission of Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia. (SABM) Zeus, the Greek god […]

What is the value of an election manifesto to a voter?

August 27, 2018

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I think there are two, depending on the kind of voter you are. First, it might help a voter decide which party to give his or her vote to. Second, to measure the performance of the party he or she chose, when the next election comes along. Whilst attitudes to general elections are wide-ranging, I […]