Sober Thinking About Oil & Subsidies

Now that a few days have separated us from the shock of the sudden rise in the price of petrol, we can think about the issues a little more soberly. The cyberscene has been filled with a lot of venom against this development but in the last few days, other writers have begun to weigh in with more considered opinions.… Read the article

Battle Of Words Over The Allah Word

A battle of words is looming in the courts over the controversial use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims. The Roman Catholic Church fired the first salvo and has just won round one on 5 May 2008 when the High Court of Kuala Lumpur ruled they can go ahead and sue the government for prohibiting them to use the word.… Read the article

A Tribute To My Dad

It has been 20 years since my dad passed away due to medical complications [he was a diabetic] when he was admitted to the hospital. I did not expect him to leave us, since he had only retired 3 years earlier. I have missed him so much that I wished he were given another chance 20 years ago.… Read the article

Christians Have Much To Offer

Micah Mandate, as a collection of Christian perspectives, is timely. More than anyone else the Christian has much to offer, not only ideas but constructive service to humanity, and history has proof of that. Where the Gospel is honoured much fruit in word and deed has resulted. If not for the emancipating and inspiring nature of the Gospel, the world will be a much darker and colder world.… Read the article

My Father, My Hero

Every child starts off thinking their fathers are heroes. They think their fathers are larger than life and have great power. And they always think that their fathers are good people. Until he screws it up by neglecting, losing authority and forgetting what heroes are supposed to do. And what do heroes do exactly?… Read the article

My Father, The Letter Writer

Father is a man of few words, especially to his four children. But Pa is a good letter writer. We lived in those days when there were no mobile phones, emails, or Skype. So he wrote to all of us. And we to him. He would always begin with “My Dear… ” and end with “Yours lovingly…” First it was my sister, the eldest of the brood.… Read the article

Race For The Premiership

The race for the English Premier League is over, and being a Manchester United fan, I am happy with the result! The Champions League victory in Moscow was an added bonus! When reading this, my wife, Betty, urged me to show some sympathy towards our family in UK (son-in-law, daughter and 2 grandsons) all of whom are ardent Chelsea supporters!… Read the article

A Trip To Myanmar

On Sunday afternoon I was listening to our superb Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra playing music by Leonard Bernstein in the majestic Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. On Monday afternoon I was looking up at the Petronas logo affixed high on the frontage of the Sakura Tower, the tallest building in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. On either side of the wide boulevard leading down to the Sule Pagoda, scene of one of the many anti-government protest by monks in September 2007, massive gnarled roots of upended trees stared me in the face.… Read the article

Our Mother’s Trial

The reason we are writing to you is to make a small plea. I’m sure you are familiar with the trial of Irene Fernandez, which has been going on for the past 12 years. We don’t think it’s necessary for us to go through all the case details as we are sure you’re well aware of them.… Read the article