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Remembering Our Other Half – India

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Event: TheOtherMalaysia (Dr. Farish Ahmad Noor) lecture on the ties that bind India & South East Asia.

Location: The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe.

Here's to the ones who see things differently

Case Study: Javanese/Balinese

The Malay Hindu cultivate their Indo-Hindu culture more as an empty ritual than a doctrine. Much like Malay in Malaysia with the wedding ritual and the sultanate custom. Form without the actual substances of Hindu God.

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Event: Amir Muhammad launches Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 2).

Location: The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe.

Amir Muhammad and Fahmi Reza are at the launch of “Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 2)”. More foot in mouth wisdom from our great leaders.

Catch the PopTeeVee interview with “Ambi Mohan” at http://popteevee.popfolio.net/default.aspx?e=61

Interview with Fahmi Reza (documentary filmmaker of 10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka) athttp://popteevee.popfolio.net/default.aspx?e=34

Watch out the word porn/pun:

Q: What’s the state of Malaysian writings at this point of time?
A: As Erma Fatima answered when she’s asked to get into the character: What state are you in?

Erma Fatima: Selangor.

And there’s the obvious one about being in “DE.NIAL”.

Egypt.

Siapa Babi Negara?

Say Goodnight Grace

Say Goodnight Grace

If only the Parliament is as funny as the Pearls Before Swine comic strip.

Ah, wait.

It is.

Only less witty.

Because This Is Political Prosecution. I Refuse to Play Their Political Game.

Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and Section 4C of the Seditious Act for an article he wrote recently titled Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell.

It is learnt that eight police officers from the Federal Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) visited Raja Petra’s house in Sungai Buloh here at about 9am on Friday.

They seized a laptop and a CPU (central processing unit) before leaving at about 11am.

[Source: The Star – Cops investigating Raja Petra under Multimedia Act]

Royal Malaysian Police needed eight officers just to pick him up, a laptop and a CPU.

Wait, a CPU?

Maybe they should be looking for a Hard Disk (HD) or Solid-State Drive (SSD) or a Flash Drive, you know for data storage of any incriminating evidence.

Maybe they thought that CPU goes together with the laptop to run it as an external processor.

I think they forgot to seize the mouse.

Kebebasan Kehakiman: Singa di Bawah Takhta Dijerat (Satu Kezaliman)

How many years justice will shout back in my homeland? Reverberating like an echo from the past.

While Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim celebrated the end of 5 years ban of political activities with Black 14 congregation last Monday, 14th April 2008. Today, Tun Dato’ Haji Mohamed Salleh Abas, after 20 years, anticipating a closure of the 1988 Malaysian constitutional crisis.

A new chapter for the Malaysian judiciary has begun.

One: A Judicial Appointments Commission will be appointed to nominate, appoint and promote judges in a transparent and representative manner.

Two: The 1988 upheaval of the judicial system is laid to rest with acknowledgement of “the pain and loss” suffered by the late Tan Sri Eusoffe Abdoolcader and Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh and their families, Tun Salleh Abas, Tan Sri Azmi Kamaruddin, Tan Sri Wan Hamzah Mohamed Salleh and Datuk George Seah.

[Source: The New Straits Times – REDEMPTION: Ghost of 1988 put to rest]

Ex gratia compensation may not equate to apology for the “pain and loss” suffered but for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, that’s the best he could do, for now — “So STFU Bar Council, I’m going back to sleep” — before nap time.

Written by cthulhu

April 18, 2008 at 11:24 pm

I Vote for Pedro

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish playwright.
Man and Superman “Maxims for Revolutionists”.

Congrats, to me. I marked the [x] with such apathy — hoping the best for this country.

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Congrats, Nik Nazmi, for winning the heart of the constituencies in the N32 Seri Setia.

To those who [care to] vote: vox populi, vox dei.

5 years. 5 states. High-5ive.

Written by cthulhu

March 8, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Al-Jazeera 101 East: Malaysia Protest

This week on 101 East; Malaysia has just seen it’s biggest protest for almost a decade, with tens of thousands marching to demand electoral reform.

Their call was met with tear-gas and water cannon.

So is there a need for fundamental change in the south-east Asian country or did the demonstrators get what they deserve?

We talk to leading government figures and one of the nation’s top human rights activists: Malik Imtiaz, Dato’ Seri Nazri (Nazrism) and Khairy Jamaluddin.

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Al-Jazeera Coverage on BERSIH Rally

“This is democracy, Malaysian-style”

Police in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have used water cannons and fired tear gas to break up one of the country’s biggest anti-government rallies in nearly 10 years.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in heavy rains to the king’s palace demanding electoral change.

Al Jazeera’s Hamish McDonald reports.

Written by cthulhu

November 10, 2007 at 5:45 pm