FREEDOM TRAGICALLY ABUSED

September 12, 2012

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Once again religion-based riots and killings have burst upon civilised society the world over. Bereaved families are in heart-wrenching mourning for their loved ones lost so insensibly and suddenly and are inconsolable. Why is this so? Because, in this latest incident, some people have reportedly produced a film which insults the Prophet of Islam. This […]

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TWO, IF NOT THREE, RELIGIONS ARE MALIGNED

August 12, 2012

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Wherever, whoever and whenever in the world a deadly attack is launched specifically against whichever ethnic or religious community, the person or persons responsible must be roundly condemned by the entire world. And more so, by the particular religious or political faction the attacker/s is/are from. This is not to say that any deadly attack […]

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THANK YOU, LEE CHONG WEI & LIN DAN!

August 7, 2012

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For me, the highest compliments for Chong Wei came not from his own home fans (a large group of whom even went to receive him at the airport upon his return home in such an early hour). Nor from political personages of all sides. Even though their admiration and gratitude for him have been very […]

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A TALE OF TWO THEMES

August 2, 2012

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In these past several weeks, Malaysians have seen a drama unfold over what should be the Theme for their country’s forthcoming observance of its independence day. And now placed on the table of the rakyat (people) are two very different Themes. In this drama, Malaysians have been given a look at not just the output […]

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HANDS OFF OUR TAIPING LAKE GARDENS!

July 28, 2012

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The controversial plan to line a stretch of road along the natural beauty of Taiping Lake Gardens with food and souvenir kiosks  has already scandalised enough Taiping residents to such an extent as to agitate over 4,000 of them to attach their names on the ongoing signature campaign.   People from all over the country […]

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“THE BRIEFEST TOUCH OF KINDNESS”

June 17, 2012

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AUNG SAN SUU KYI’S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 1991 ADDRESS 21 YEARS LATER Often during my days of house arrest it felt as though I were no longer a part of the real world. There was the house which was my world, there was the world of others who also were not free but who were […]

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DO YOU THINK THAT PAS HIRED THIS MULTITUDE?

June 6, 2012

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PAS held a ‘Himpunan Hijau ke Putrajaya’on June 1 2012 in the northern state of Kedah. A former prime minister and the current deputy minister has scoffed at the crowd which gathered suggesting that many have been hired or paid to come. DO YOU AGREE? Post your COMMENTS here.

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GUILTY!

May 30, 2012

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From the PHILIPPINE STAR Guilty by Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) Updated May 30, 2012 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines – Senators voted overwhelmingly yesterday to remove Chief Justice Renato Corona from office for betrayal of public trust by failing to disclose all his assets. The verdict ended more than four months of an impeachment trial […]

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RENATO CORONA IS MORALLY UNFIT TO BE CHIEF JUSTICE

May 29, 2012

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Public Statement from Faith-based Organizations in the Philippines on the Impeachment Trial of the Chief Justice of the Philippines We are people of faith from Catholic and Protestant evangelical and mainline church traditions serving our people in social development, education, culture and the arts and various other faith-based organizations. We have come together to express […]

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VOTING TO END THE POLITICAL MONOPOLY

April 6, 2012

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When I get to the polling booth (Part Three) When I get to the polling booth this coming general elections, the question among others that I will ask myself will be: How may my vote end a 55-year political monopoly and help make my country truly democratic? There are many tenets of democracy, many characteristics […]

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