Dear Mahathir,

October 6, 2019

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God’s peace be with you. I read with interest the report on Free Malaysia Today on things you said in relation to your attendance at the Malay Dignity Congress, and some advice you extended to Malays, generally. In another FMT report, you are reported to have “dismissed criticisms that the Malay Dignity Congress is racist, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Dear Kit Siang,

October 10, 2018

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Just read the report in Malaysiakini about your call for a moratorium on all repressive laws. I knew we could count on you to stand with us in urging the PH government to honour their pre-election promise to free this nation of the slew of draconian laws which, sadly, continue to be enforced by PDRM. […]