Archive | January, 2010

The politics of dialogue

The politics of dialogue

Some people just don’t understand dialogue… SO now the government wants a formalised interfaith dialogue mechanism? Going by the history of the state’s response to attempts by civil society to initiate interfaith dialogue, I am not holding my breath. In 2005, various members of civil society had a conference proposing a statutory Interfaith Commission (IFC) […]

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Trusting the Home Ministry

Trusting the Home Ministry

“About 50 people various nationalities incl students fr local univ arrested under ISA last thur [21 Jan 2010] on alleg of terrorism.” Lawyer and chairperson of the Bar Council’s constitutional law committee Edmund Bon tweeted on the ISA detentions at about 9pm on 26 Jan. He also said that of the 50 persons detained, 38 […]

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For Karpal, the personal is political

For Karpal, the personal is political

FIVE years ago, in the blink of an eye, life changed for the Lion of Jelutong. A car accident close to midnight on 28Jan 2005 now keeps Karpal Singh confined to a wheelchair and under constant supervision and assistance in order to perform the simplest of tasks. That incident has not dampened the Bukit Gelugor […]

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Are online insults criminal?

Are online insults criminal?

THERE is an etiquette to online chatter. We don’t write in ALL CAPS LIKE THIS, because that would mean we are shouting. We use emoticons when expression may be difficult to gauge. We think and check before we pass something around. But apart from “netiquette”, what kind of online behaviour would get you in trouble […]

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“Hokkien is my second language”

“Hokkien is my second language”

Anas Zubedy (all pictures below courtesy of Anas Zubedy) ANAS Zubedy, 46, sent out an appeal in September 2008, pleading for politicians from both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to stop politicking and focus on the economy instead. In addition to uploading it on his company website, Anas also published the appeal […]

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When BN signs the cheques

When BN signs the cheques

“…[I]f we pay to the state government, we do not know how the money will be spent. If it is paid through the state government, I am not confident that it will be transparent as (proven in other assistance previously) they give it only to their (PAS) people” DEPUTY Finance Minister Datuk Dr Awang Adek […]

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