Archive | June, 2011

<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Bersih 2.0 – Why walk?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Bersih 2.0 – Why walk?

THE planned Bersih 2.0 rally calling for improvements to Malaysia’s electoral system has been garnering mixed reactions. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said police may arrest illegal demonstrators, even under the Internal Security Act, which allows for indefinite state detention without trial. Perkasa said they would demonstrate, too, to keep Bersih protesters from mischief. […]

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The life and works of P Ramlee

The life and works of P Ramlee

AN exhibition of 60 photographs celebrating Malaysia’s cinematic icon, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee, is being held at Badan Warisan Malaysia’s Heritage Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 24 June to 16 July 2011. The photographs show scenes from the legendary actor-singer-composer’s films from 1949 to 1973. The exhibition, organised by publisher MPH in association […]

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Perception vs reality: Who’s telling the truth?

Perception vs reality: Who’s telling the truth?

WHEN Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared that the new media was negatively spinning issues about the government, perhaps he was referring to examples such as this YouTube video by nasilemak2020. I’m certain the Umno vice-president, who is also defence minister, also had other examples in mind when he called on Umno cybertroopers to […]

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Isteri ibarat pelacur?

Isteri ibarat pelacur?

“MAHU layanan kelas pertama, tapi belikan minyak wangi kita cuma di Petaling Street saja”.   Komen sinis dari para ibu yang perlu difikirkan. Berat sungguh jawatan sebagai “Isteri”.  Banyak portfolio yang dipegang dan KPInya harus sentiasa cemerlang, kalau boleh, 100 peratus, tidak boleh kurang! Biasanya dianggap tugas dan portfolio seorang isteri adalah : i)  Teman setia: Sentiasa beri […]

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PJ leaseholders possibly entitled to freehold titles

PJ leaseholders possibly entitled to freehold titles

I HAD previously raised the issue of leasehold titles in Petaling Jaya (PJ) possibly being invalid and house owners being entitled to freehold titles based on historical records. The Section 4 Rukun Tetangga committee subsequently held a signature campaign and wrote to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for an appointment to resolve the […]

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Defahmi and defamation online

Defahmi and defamation online

THEATRE practitioner, writer and aspiring politician Fahmi Fadzil has become a minor celebrity after agreeing to tweet 100 times that he defamed a publishing company. Fahmi had published a tweet about a pregnant friend who purportedly resigned from Female magazine due to poor human resource practices by her employer, BluInc Media. In his 100-tweet apology, […]

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