Maznah and her Humanity

I refer to the Free Malaysia Today’s “Woman in Hari Raya dog video arrested”, July 31st. When I read the whole report, I do not know whether I will laugh, be sad or will get angry and mad. I feel like laughing because I cannot understand the seriousness of the whole matter that it generated […]

Miss Malaysia Fatwa: The Question of Beauty, Discretion and Self-Determination

I know that the topic that I am going to write today will not be greeted by approval and mass agreement. I am also fully aware that perhaps a couple of my friends and colleagues will condemn me and my thoughts. I also expect that some will try to mock my thoughts and paint my […]

Intellectual Revolution: The Necessity of the Thinkers and the Revolutionary Minds

This humble paper is an affirmative response to the lucid and scholarly essay of Ms. Natalie Shobana Ambrose’s “Empowering our thinkers”, The Sun Daily, July 12th. Though I overwhelmingly concur to her general proposition, I beg the indulgence of the reader that I may be allowed to adumbrate and elaborate on the various theses that […]

President Nelson Mandela’s Legacy (Happy birthday, comrade Madiba), Mr. Obama’s Hypocrisy and the Courage of the Whistle Blowers

I refer to Amy Goodman’s “Fighting for justice a fitting tribute to Mandela”, ABQ Journal/Syndicated Columnist, July 20, 2013. I concur with the author that: “As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, it is timely to reflect on his life, spent fighting for equality for people of color who long suffered under South Africa’s […]

A mockery of justice: The Trayvon Martin case (An Open Letter to President Obama)

Below is the statement issued by President Obama: “The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we […]

In Celebration of the Human Worth: In Defense of the Physically-Handicapped

Every 3rd of December, The United Nations observes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to their Enable website: The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a […]

In One with the Gezi Park Resistance: I am also a ‘capulcu’ in solidarity to the Turkish People

This is a response to the call of the eminent and radical American Professor Noam Chomsky with regard to his call to the world to support the Turkish Resistance/Occupy Movement. I overwhelmingly concur with the great professor in his stern condemnation of Turkey authorities’ brutal police crackdown on protesters who merely are denouncing the demolition […]