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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This 2-in-1 may well prove the undoing of efforts to flatten the curve

May 1, 2020

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Late March, Ismail Sabri urged members of the migrant workforce in the country to come forward and be tested for Covid-19, assuring those who were undocumented that they need not fear any reprisals from immigration authorities. I thought this was a step in the right direction. Media reports today have it that the immigration authorities, […]

Dear Muhyiddin

April 28, 2020

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God’s peace be with you. “This government may not be the government that you voted for”. Your own words. We got rid of UMNO and BN. You brought them back! And with that, has the old practice of huge chunks of allocations intended to uplift the lives of the most marginalised Malaysians through the DEB […]

A time for the reluctant politicians come GE15?

April 25, 2020

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Editor’s note : I had said that during the currency of this ongoing MCO, I would not write on politics so as not to distract our focus on the pandemic. Goings-on in the backdoor government left me pissed off. Gloves off. _________________________ Malaysiakini reported on 17th April, 2020 that the Dewan Rakyat will sit for […]

The ‘Overbearing’ Maid

April 23, 2020

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By Singa Terhormat ___________________________________________ I wish to share with you the story about a maid that I came across many, many years ago. I do not recall all the details but the gist of it is that It spelt out how a house-owner had hired a maid to help look after and manage his house. […]