Archive | November, 2010

<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysian politics need a third force?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysian politics need a third force?

TALK has been rife recently of a “third force” in Malaysian politics. Civil society groups have proposed their own candidates for the 13th general election. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim wants to form a new political party. But is there room in Malaysian politics for a third force? What would it look like? And why is the […]

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Seditious Malaysia: More to come

Seditious Malaysia: More to come

HARDLY a month goes by in Malaysia without someone being accused of sedition. And now, the government wants to introduce new sedition guidelines for the internet even though the Sedition Act already clearly undermines freedom of expression. Just what is the government up to?

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Posted in Found in Quotation5 Comments

Superheroes needed in MBPJ

Superheroes needed in MBPJ

SOMETIMES, I get accused of playing hero when I go public with issues. The accusations stem from the notion that I supposedly do not go through official channels to resolve matters and that I’m only interested in the publicity that the issue generates. Are such accusations true? Perhaps the best way to answer this is […]

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Posted in Columns18 Comments

Yuna on being “Malay Malay”

Yuna on being “Malay Malay”

SHE is a law graduate and co-owns a clothes boutique. But Yunalis Zarai, who is more popularly recognised as just Yuna, is better known as the current darling of Malaysia’s independent music scene. The 24-year-old began writing her own songs when she was 14 and has not looked back since. After releasing her self-titled EP […]

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Posted in Found in Malaysia20 Comments

Meeting our meat

Meeting our meat

DO you unnecessarily kill animals? Do you eat meat? We often consider these to be two different questions. I don’t believe they are. Many upstanding citizens who would not hurt a fly eat deli meats or Big Macs quite comfortably. They would never kill a living thing but have no trouble enjoying a chunk of […]

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Posted in Columns, Guest Column, Pictures47 Comments

The cost of having air-cond

The cost of having air-cond

WHAT is the actual cost of freezing ourselves in our air-conditioned offices and homes? Who actually pays the price for inefficient use of technology and energy that results in climate change? Is it just humans?

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Posted in Pictures6 Comments

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