At times it seems the solution to all our problems is to arrest someone, or a whole bunch of people. A proper remand if the lad is daft enough to just write whatever the daft write without regard for the consequences.
Then there is deportation, it’s in this season.
Punitive measures are what they are, to extract the pound of flesh.
And it does not seem out of place or not deserved, but it’s not my idea of building a great society.
JUNE 4 — The news still sizzles, so hold on to your roller-coaster seats everywhere in Malaysia, the Latheefa Koya Show is coming your way.
As the newly appointed head of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
She is not for the meek, that’s the quick summary.
My favourite story about Latheefa is when of one of our reporters a decade ago tried to avoid contacting Latheefa, because she’s afraid of getting an earful from the lawyer who never minces her words. Worse, if the issue is misrepresented when speaking to her.
The upcoming Rantau by-election requires context, and in this noisy political space, things go amiss. So let’s go back to nomination day last April.
Mohamad Hasan won unopposed the Rantau assembly seat in the Rembau parliamentary seat, because the only person about to file his papers to challenge him, Streram Sinnasamy was barred from the premise. Umno wins, because the PKR-Pakatan Harapan candidate was locked out.
Most media now refer to a May 9 win, but that is not true. Mohamad won on April 28 when no one was allowed to contest against him, in Rembau that day.
AUG 21 — The past week has seen morality overdrive, for instance the move to discourage public representation of homosexuals, raids at a known gay spot, Blue Boy, and defending rights of polygamy regardless of age.
I don’t want to have a debate about those issues. Let’s say, there are enough supporters on either side of the aisle.
I want to talk about politics and the idea of representation.
Any government must represent all its people and ensure they get the benefits and access within the system.
But when they push for new policies or policy reform, they do it for their side, their ideology (which is debatable here) and their voters. Indeed it is expected the bulk of their supporters, to a lesser degree the fence sitters who backed them this time, associate with the politics of the coalition in power.