Why Can’t You Get A Bus To Parliament

No doubt the government will say that they have already announced more investments in public transportation. But we have yet to see the fruits of this. How long will it take? If the government is truly committed to responding to the rising price of fuel, it should immediately consider conservation measures, both direct and indirect.… Read the article

Amnesia – Loss of Memory

Sometimes, during the session of a court case or a Royal Commission, the person being questioned will answer: “I CANNOT REMEMBER” (This memory loss may be genuine or one of convenience!) God, the Father of Jesus Christ, will never say, “I CANNOT REMEMBER”. But, praise the Lord, he does say “I WILL NOT REMEMBER”.… Read the article

Eyewitness To The Whole Brutal Episode

I was there. As an eyewitness to the whole brutal episode, I have to say that the police were firing at women and children as well, as most of the onlookers present were not only from Bandar Mahkota Cheras, but also residents from the surrounding Tun Hussein Onn, Cheras Perdana and Balakong areas. … Read the article

Moving Huge Stones

A saga is being played out in a township in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Bandar Mahkota Cheras with 38,000 residents has been involved with an ongoing tussle with highway toll operator Grand Saga Sdn Bhd. Read the special report in http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/82584. The ongoing real-life drama has everything you would expect in a world-class bestselling fiction novel : struggle between well-heeled corporation with ordinary neighbourhood residents.… Read the article

Party Time Again in Sabah

It’s party time again in Sabah and embattled Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his wife, Jeanne, are flying there this weekend to join Sabah’s Kadazandusun people in doing their “sumazau” dance at the Tadau Kaamatan or harvest festival. This is his second visit in a month to Borneo, hot on the heels of two other party creatures.… Read the article

Assalamualaikum: Our Christian Witness

Alright, I admit it. There are countless times where I greet “assalamualaikum” to my non-Muslim friends and get a “waalaikumsalam” in return. Fine, to be more honest, I even do that to my Muslim friends (real religious ones) and even they reply. They do so, despite knowing that I am a Christian.… Read the article

Confessions Of A Tobacco Addict

Today, Saturday 31 May, 2008, is “World No Tobacco Day”. There are more than one billion smokers in the world. I used to be one of them. I had smoked for some 20 years and towards the end I was smoking 60 sticks a day – 40 filtered ones and 20 of the unfiltered fragrant clove cigarettes from Indonesia.… Read the article

Race, Religion, Country?

In the Star edition of Wednesday 21 May 2008 it is reported that “Perak Umno chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali expressed shock and disappointment over Dr Mahathir’s decision.” “On behalf of the state liaison committee and for the sake of our race, religion and country, I beg Tun Dr Mahathir to abandon his intention to leave so that we can together strengthen Umno and complete our unfinished struggles,” he said.… Read the article

Politics – The Jesus Way

Let’s talk about politics – but let’s do it Jesus’ way and not the polarized and dyspeptic way we seem to be going about our politics. Let’s avoid the dangerous assumption that true faith can lead in only on political direction, the dangerous assumption that our political opponents are bad people, the dangerous assumption that God has a single plan for our nation (or any nation) and that religion must do whatever it takes to bring about that plan, and the dangerous assumption that fervent faith confers political rights and privileges not available to others.… Read the article