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Candy floss for government rules

Candy floss for government rules

ON the night of 29 May 2010, I was at Alexis Ampang in Kuala Lumpur for dinner and a performance by my colleague Shanon Shah. Curiously, after 10pm, the other patrons in the air-conditioned restaurant started lighting up. My friends, one of whom was a cancer survivor, complained to the restaurant. Didn’t the law stipulate […]

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Regaining our Malaysian voice

Regaining our Malaysian voice

(Pic by Yamamoto Ortiz / sxc.hu) MY New Year wish for all Malaysians is that we will regain our voice. We face an uncertain 2010. But if we are to become politically stable and economically secure, it is now, more than ever, that we need to be able to be openly critical of outdated policies […]

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When laws are flouted

When laws are flouted

Corrected on 1 Dec 2009 at 11.45am A FUNCTIONING community is predicated on its members’ acceptance of the laws of the land, and the fact that these laws are applied fairly and justly to all. In a community such as a nation state, the custodian of these laws would be the various government agencies. But […]

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<em>Kosmo!</em>‘s offence

Kosmo!‘s offence

THE media are at it again. Sensationalising the news, reporting inaccurately and unfairly, and worst of all, having no regard for the personal damage a report may have on a party. The latest of irresponsible and unethical reporting was in Kosmo!‘s 27 July 2009 edition that front-paged celebrated filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad who passed away from […]

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Laws to determine child’s religious status (Updated)

PUTRAJAYA, 24 April 2009: To determine the religious status of a child when a parent converted to Islam, one has to look at the Islamic as well as the existing Malaysian laws, said the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) today. Its director-general, Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, said that under Article 12(4) of […]

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PKR wants royal veto power restored

PKR wants royal veto power restored

PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail delivers her speech at the party’s fifth national congress SHAH ALAM, 29 Nov 2008: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) wants to restore the royal veto power and the dignity of the constitutional monarchy. That restoring of veto power means the Agong will have the discretion to reject […]

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