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NO MORE BUTs, NO MORE IFs

June 3, 2013

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BRUTALITY to human beings administered in the space and time when they were in the CUSTODY OF THE STATE and to such an extent, in specific cases, whereby they were sent to their untimely death MUST BE EXPLAINED and those responsible MUST BE FOUND, CHARGED, TRIED and SENTENCED. NO MORE BUTs, NO MORE IFs, NO […]

AN INCONSOLABLE SORROW

January 26, 2013

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My mind and heart is so weighed down by that tragic end of a life merely beginning and so harshly and cruelly snuffed out by wicked grown-ups. How can this be allowed to happen? The sudden loss of life in unexpected circumstances is always tragic.  Especially when it happens to a precious child. In this […]

THE PASSING OF A QUIET HERO

January 3, 2013

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  I meet a lot of interesting people in my line of work. Smart, arrogant, generous and at times, even dangerous. One person that really stands apart, was a gentlemen that I met a few months ago. Datuk Kanang anak Langkau, was the highest decorated living soldier in Malaysia. His exploits during the Emergency period […]

AN IDEAL MOTHER-IN-LAW

December 18, 2012

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Two years has now gone by since the morning she left us just short of her 100th year. And what 99 years they had been! She raised eleven children. She accompanied her husband through the years of struggle and opportunity. Not to mention her own siblings who looked to her as their eldest. From our […]

A TALE OF INTERDEPENDENCE

September 20, 2012

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We spend a lot of time on independence, for example, the independence of a nation. But perhaps not enough time on interdependence of the people within an independent nation. These two processes are of dire importance to all human beings. Here in Malaysia, three days ago, a nineteen year old girl died; on the very […]

I AM IN MOURNING

September 30, 2010

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Over the weekend I was in Penang to be with the family members of a nephew of mine. He was two years my senior. We grew up together practically in the same compound in Taiping. My memory of him from that time has been that of a person who was caring, thoughtful and amongst us […]

A MERE WHIMPER OF A PRAYER

June 1, 2010

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My attempts late last night and early this morning at describing the meaning of Gaza and the plight of its people have all ended with neither coherence or completion. Words fail. I could find no mind or talent or technique equal to the task. So much needs to be done yet so little has been […]