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Hee’s contribution flushed down the drain

In light of the recent Penang government’s plan to enact “anti-hopping” law to prevent elected legislators from defecting mid-term, I am reposting an article I wrote which was published in Malaysiakini on 10 February 2009 after the fall of the Perak Pakatan Rakyat state government triggered by the defection of 3 state legislators. ———————————————- Source: … Continue reading

Tête-à-tête with YB Chong Eng – 25 August, 7.30pm @ PISA

For those of you who can understand mandarin and are in Penang this weekend, come join me in a tête-à-tête with Chong Eng, Member of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam. Chong and I will talk about our political experience including points from our books. I am quite excited and look forward to the talk – for … Continue reading

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

A few weeks ago, I sat for coffee with the renowned Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan. He is the grandson of Sheikh Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Early this month, at the opening of the muslim fasting month of Ramadan, my wife and I joined a few of my close friends who are muslims … Continue reading