Author Archives: marygp23

Same old, same old Umno, hopefully not!

To say the least, Umno’s walkout at the opening of the 14th Parliament was a major disappointment. The point of the exercise totally misses me! The reason they gave was to protest the appointment of the Speaker,¬†former Court of Appeal … Continue reading

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Thai cave rescue — the impossible can happen

After GE14, the best news I have heard so far is the rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The rescue, undertaken by an international team of British and Australian divers … Continue reading

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The value of advisers

It’s really sad that the previous regime in Malaysia ended with the arrest of its last prime minister, Najib Razak. It’s a lesson for all, and, especially for the members of the new Cabinet, that what happened to Najib can … Continue reading

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It’s human nature to do unto others what we don’t want them to do to us

A report on polygamy in the papers recently gives a quick glimpse of how people, no matter what their political, social, economic or religious hues, will ultimately act according to their nature. The story was on two Canadian polygamists who … Continue reading

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Reform the process of the handover of power

In the new Malaysia, one thing should be made crystal clear to every Malaysian: It was the people who chose Pakatan Harapan (PH), specifically under the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister, to form the government. … Continue reading

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Selamat Hari Raya!

This Hari Raya Aidilfitri must be a really special one because it is celebrated under a new government. The economic situation might not have improved. That might take some time before we see evidences of it. But, surely, an oppressive … Continue reading

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PH should take pains not to follow in BN’s footsteps

Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun was reported as saying that spouses of senior civil servants are not allowed to attend events organised by anyone associated with the Barisan Nasional (BN). Now, why shouldn’t they? The wives are not government … Continue reading

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