Monthly Archives: March 2017

Let’s expand our network of influence

We are all activists in some way. Someone will send some info and we pass it on from one whats app group to another or through Facebook. And, we engage in lively debate when we meet. But, I think, we … Continue reading

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Glowing statistics, but what’s the true picture?

Of late, we have been bombarded with statistics of all sorts. Very impressive, and commendable. Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Saudi Aramco’s US $ 7 billion (RM31 billion) investment in an oil refinery and petrochemical project in Johor. Alibaba founder … Continue reading

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Back in journalism

The best thing that happened to me this year, so far, is that I got to go back to journalism. I got a part-time job with the news portal, FreeMalaysiaToday, which was set up in 20o9. FMT is a young … Continue reading

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Cat and dog politics

In the┬áBatu Gajah District in Ipoh, Perak, dog owners are now required to get the consent of their neighbours to get new licences for their pets. Interesting. But, what about other pets, like cats? If you need to get your … Continue reading

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Time to help the non-moneyed classes vote justly

It’s sad to note that a recent survey showed that a majority of Malaysians place corruption very low in the list of priorities that the government should address. Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M)’s 2017 Global Corruption Barometer (Asia Pacific) ranked corruption sixth … Continue reading

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