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

Our First Month: A Review

“Finally! And thanks!” was the response of one reader to the setting up of The Micah Mandate Website. There was a buzz on the internet, so much so that if you google “Micah Mandate”, you will see our site listed on the first page. As the chap managing the site, it was exciting to see the sudden surge in visitors, receive registrations and read the comments.… Read the article

How Will The Poorer People Cope?

Such a steep rise in price will test even those of us in the so-called middle-income bracket. For sure, calculators would have been taken out from their resting places all last night to see what financial adjustments would have to be made just to make ends meet. Some things could still be had albeit in smaller portions or on reduced frequency.… Read the article

Malaysia’s Two Systems Of Justice

Last month, Umno Johor said that the greatest mistake they made was in giving the non-Malay immigrants citizenship in August 1957. Now that they have been given citizenship they show their ingratitude by voting for the opposition. Verse 13, chapter Al-Hujurat of the Quran, can be translated to read: “O Mankind!… Read the article

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