Philosophy

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GE14: A people’s election

In the hilly land to the north of Johannesburg, on the wall opposite the Bench, in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, nestled in the Old Prison Fort where Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, the bricks were red, dirty and unpainted. Each time the Bench convene, and as the judges face the … Continue reading

A strange week in Parliament

When elections near, strange things happen. But how strange was last week? We had a ghost come to Parliament… but I am getting ahead of myself. Let me begin with Monday, March 26. The week opened with three DAP lawmakers, Ngeh Koo Ham (Beruas), Nga Kor Ming (Taiping), and V Sivakumar (Batu Gajah), being suspended … Continue reading

A Ghost in Parliament

A ghost came to Parliament today, His voice haunted the Lower House, The honourable members heard him say, “Recall thy vows, recall thy vows.” The Speaker said he cannot see, The ghost whose voice we hear, A minister taunted haughtily, “The voice is all too familiar!” ‘Twas a voice which reverberated, In many a noble … Continue reading

Let Malays be more Malay, says DAP lawmaker

Originally published in The Malaysian Insight. By Looi Sue-Chern. MALAYSIA cannot do away with identity politics, which is shaped by one’s religion, ethnic, culture, language, social class, gender and other aspects of their identity, said DAP lawmaker Steven Sim. The Bukit Mertajam MP said it was the wrong question to ask people whether they identified … Continue reading