The Gaza bombing by Israel is cruel and indiscriminate. The belligerence of the Hamas and its brigade of rocket launchers are facts too. With the exception of a small select group, everyone takes sides.
Yet the loss of life on the Palestinian side is phenomenally disproportionate compared to the Jewish state.
I’m not going to examine why Malaysia sides the Palestinian cause, but I am curious on how we set out to aid the situation – Umno politicians in particular. Are they helping or just trying to look like they are? Continue reading “Little help for Gaza from Umno”→
I’ve written enough about why the yoga fatwas is wrong, and that I have a right to make that admonishment – the privilege of being part of a nation-state.
I want to delve into why a traditional organisation like the fatwa council wants to put wedges into our singular community and to place limitations on civil liberties – which are quite substantial. Man is only limited by his obligation to the state.
Obama’s win will fill all pages online, but perhaps we need to look at its impact on Malaysia.
The most obvious one would be of change. There would be a clamour for us to look at race-relations in a different way and to engage the concept of egalitarianism. All Malaysians as equal stakeholders. Continue reading “The Obama effect for Malaysia”→
During nomination day in March, in quaint Bandar Tun Razak – where Selangor menteri besar Khalid Ibrahim was contesting against Tan Chai Ho – the gathering crowds were screaming at each other various epithets and insults about foreign ladies, anal inclinations, woeful submarines, mixed spouses and stuff you can’t get out of a trashy novel.
Are they true, were they ever true, will they be true?