Sometimes something-someone may matter more than ourselves

AND I THOUGHT THAT through 20 YEARS IN POLITICS I HAD SEEN & HEARD IT ALL! Evidently not… I didn’t think that someone would-could actually PLAY POLITICS and VILIFY – “speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner… belittle, diminish, deprecate, cast aspersions on, decry, criticize unfairly, attack, speak ill of, speak badly of, blacken the character of, blacken the name of, give someone a bad name, sully the reputation of…” A NOBLE DEED of a 12 year old boy wanting to donate his savings (for a drum set) towards Tabung Harapan Malaysia instead.… Read the article

Civil Society, Human Rights and the PH Government

I read with dismay an article by Kua Kia Soong who, according to the article, is adviser to Suaram, an NGO focused on human rights in Malaysia. Along with the repeal of laws such as Sosma, Pota, Poca are demands for local council elections, freedom of expression, freedom of information, resolving the conflict between civil and syariah laws, and even an end to race-based parties and policies.… Read the article

Eye-opening experience at hospitals

By Dharm Navaratnam JUNE 14 — Last weekend was an eye opening experience for me. It started off on Friday night when a few of use gathered at a friend’s house to load drinks and food to be supplied to the staff and caregivers for sahur at University Hospital and Serdang Hospital.… Read the article

An open letter to the Prime Minister — Norhayati Mohd Ariffin and Susanna Liew

JUNE 12 — Since our husbands were taken from us on 24th November 2016 (Amri Che Mat) and 13th February 2017 (Pastor Raymond Koh), we have waited anxiously, yet hopefully, for a breakthrough to pierce the wall of silence that has surrounded the investigations into our husbands’ disappearances. On 12th May, this breakthrough came as a late night knock on the door of Norhayati’s house in Kangar by an officer from PDRM.… Read the article

Preventing corruption and asset declarations

ENGAGE and C4 are urging the PM to not only have ministers declare their assets but to make those declarations open to public scrutiny. A TMI article quoted: “We do not want to see a repeat of the situation where the prime minister’s office is vested with too much power, which could lead to abuses of power and corruption.… Read the article

Beyond Ubah 23 June 2018

This event is organised by GCF Malaysia in collaboration with SSMC as part of GCF Beyond Headstart (BH) Ministry to encourage working adults who have overcome the transition stage (Headstart) and ready for the next step to be agents of transformation in the marketplace, where the daily business and economics of life take place.… Read the article

Do not punish voters with unequal allocation to MPs [BERSIH 2.0]

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) requests explanation from the Pakatan Harapan government on the rationale behind the announcement of the RM500,000 sum allocated to Pakatan Harapan Members of Parliament (MPs) while opposition MPs receive an allocation of RM100,000. Such allocation is important for the development in the constituency.… Read the article

GE14: A people’s election

In the hilly land to the north of Johannesburg, on the wall opposite the Bench, in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, nestled in the Old Prison Fort where Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, the bricks were red, dirty and unpainted. Each time the Bench convene, and as the judges face the counsels, the red, dirty and unpainted brick wall stared at them silently but powerfully.… Read the article