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Menjejak Hang Tuah lama sebagai model Malaysia baru

Pada November tahun lalu, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak telah melancarkan suatu pelan masa depan yang baru, sekaligus membelakangi Visi 2020 yang dicetuskan oleh bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad sebelum ini. Pelan baru tersebut melihat kepada tahun 2050; ada lebih kurang 33 tahun lagi untuk kita ke sana. Perdana Menteri menggelarnya TN50. … Continue reading

Don’t praise Playboy for being kosher: It is not the victory of religion

A year ago, in December 2015 Playboy magazine released its January/February 2016 issue. It featured 48-year old every-pubescent-boys-fantasy-lifeguard Pamela Anderson on its cover. This is a historic issue to say the least. It marked the end of an era spanning more than six decades, a magazine as infamous as the nude photos it carried in … Continue reading

Don’t be conned by selfie politics

This is a long overdue article. I had written most part of it in 2014, and then I left it unpublished. I think it’s a good deferment. Along the way, I developed new insights. And I read what other people say about this subject. Last year in May, President Barack Obama came to Malaysia for … Continue reading

IWD 2014: Equality for women, equality for all women – stop the invisible discrimination against homemakers and mothers

This year’s United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day is “Equality for women is progress for all”. My predecessor, former MP for Bukit Mertajam and DAP Wanita chief, Chong Eng used to say, “There is no social equality without gender equality”. The betterment of women is the betterment of humankind. Yet today, the second class … Continue reading