It is the 27th August 2015, just two days to the Bersih 4 march in Kuala Lumpur, WP, Kuching, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysians must note and record this historical event for posterity, the next generations must know how their elders struggled and strove to win democratic freedom from oppression, exploitation and feudalism born of past colonial rule. We will remember the past, the present and the future. Continue reading “Immortal Spirit of Democracy”
I’m not a Muslim, but after the arrival of the thousands stranded and abandoned at sea in June, the passing of Ramadan and the joyous Eid celebration among Muslims in Malaysia, I wonder if those desperate migrants and refugees towed in or washed up on our shores had any kind of celebration behind the barbed wire fences of Belantik Immigration Detention Center in Kedah, where they are housed. Many of them, Rohingya or Bangladeshi, are Muslims. Continue reading “Was Eid for all Muslims in Malaysia?”
I’m not certain if this is true for other places with large middle-class populations, but in small, fairly well-off Penang, and possibly most of this country, there seems a wall of apathy raised in face of dehumanizing social issues. Continue reading “Middle-class apathy”
I guess, I’ve come to that mid-point in life when it’s time to look back. Was thinking about people whom I’ve known over the past years since I was very young. It’s funny, how with some of them, life’s journey seems to have a circular path. When least expected, they seem to bump into you suddenly. Continue reading “Friends are friends, old or new”
I am sick and tired of seeing male and female police personnel milling around handcuffing semi-dressed women on TV news showing arrests of so-called “illegal immigrants”. Continue reading “Kicking the wrong backside”
On Thursday 5th March 2015, The Independent online, publicized the banning of the documentary “India’s Daughter” by the Indian government, that the BBC aired the night before in the UK.
(http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/indias-daughter-how-india-tried-to-suppress-the-bbc-delhi-gangrape-documentary-10088890.html). Continue reading ““India’s Daughter” is everybody’s daughter”
2014 started sadly, not badly, as my family didn’t expect Christmas 2013 and new year 2014 to be my father’s final Christmas and New Year with us. Apart from missing Dad, I’m in a way relieved for him. He passed away in his own bed at home, calling on the Lord with his last breath, and did not have to suffer illness, as such. Continue reading “A Farewell to Dad – January 2014”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.
Often when we meet someone for the first time, most of us prefer to think the best of them. They seem pleasant enough, not immediately over-bearing and possibly easy to get along with, like the rest of humanity. We give them the benefit of the doubt as it isn’t fair to prejudge or form false impressions of someone we don’t know. I used to see it that way and still do, except that reality has kicked me into caution. Continue reading “Hidden Bullies”
You know the phrase, “picking someone’s brain”. It means reaping someone else’s thoughts and ideas for leads, topics or subjects which you might decide to put to future use. Continue reading “Brain Pickers”