What I believe

I believe in a world where justice and peace rules, where all human beings (and not just a privileged few) will be treated with the dignity that is theirs as the children of the one God.

I believe in a world where the economy serves the people and not the other way around.

I believe that it has become even more urgent for us now to become stewards of the environment and to hold corporations and political leaders accountable for their wrongdoings.

I believe in the love, justice, compassion, simplicity and deep peace that Jesus (and many great women and men down the ages) taught us – not the materialism, consumerism, avarice, hatred, violence and war that the power structures of the day promote.

I believe in people-centred globalisation – a globalisation of solidarity – not corporate-led globalisation that promotes a world ruled by corporations aided by greedy politicians, bureaucrats and tycoons acting in cahoots with one another.

I believe that real journalism serves the interests of ordinary people and holds to account the powers-that-be and their associated vested political, business and corporate interests.

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Hi Anil, I agree with your comments on the USA housing bubble and it could happen anywhere where the Govt is all about itself and not about the People and Country as a whole.
I’m trying to get a blog going but am having problems understanding how it works?
John W

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Its like asking you to give your wife away to some rich man because she attracts more attention and therefore perhaps is capable of a greater economic contribution to your welfare. The analogy may be crude but it reflects the mindset. Penang was never made prosperous by its Chinese inhabitants who began as opium traders. It was a thriving entreport for centuries. The Chinese dominated it. If you put a million Malaysia or Indians there it would still be prosperous. Its position like that of Singapores is critical to commerce. It is also the hub of foreign investment activity created… Read more »

Javeed R. Metrra
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Javeed R. Metrra

I believe in this situation when the country is facing financial burden. We must follow bold steps like China has taken. Even though HongKong and Macau belongs to China, but it receives revenue without controlling them. This is why the Chinese make money. If Penang given autonomy like S.A.R.C Hong Kong, the Penangites can bring the economy of Penang Island skyrocketing. Penang must become Special Administrative Region of Malaysia(S.A.R.M) – PENANG. The Federal Government can collect yearly income. Area Penang that needed to be separated is the Island only. Prai area should remain as the state of Prai and not… Read more »

putrijc
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I am with you…i hope to realise your believe.
well said…tq for yr writings.

Gopal RajKumar
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Dotcal what do you mean by this overused term “a true Malaysian”? What is a “true Malaysian?” is it any different to being a Malaysian? or is there a qualification there too? A racial thing? It is the Chinese and the opposition who support them including Anil Netto and his blog that make everything into a racial issue. What they lack is the courage to openly vilify the Malays. Instead they attack UMNO and by doing that they attack the Malays. In so doing it is hoped that such yellow livered attack of the sort poorly disguised as a political… Read more »

Dotcal
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Dotcal

Hello Kumar,

Please do not make this a racial thing. Penang is not the only city that has the development versus environment problems. Since you sound like an Indian, you should visit Bombay, Calcutta and other Indian cities. The conditions there are deplorable! If you are a true Malaysian, go visit other cities in Malaysia e.g. Johor Bahru and the over developments are common sights. Please do not generalize and blame any particular race. Thank you!

grkumar
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Its always good to be idealistic with any initiative and to be driven and motivated. But what do you term sustainability? how do you define it? Penang has a Chinese population that dominates the island. It has for sometime. They have turned it into what it is and that’s a very ugly sight if you consider sustainability and the environment. They are avaracious and have a voracious appetite for anything that makes a quick buck. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing if one is purely driven by an economic profit. Getting back to the point you have raised Eric… Read more »

Eric Britton, editor
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Greetings,

I have read your blog and like what I see. I thought you might possibly be interested to follow and comment our collaborative project about to get underway in Penang, of which you can see more at https://sustainablepenang.wordpress.com and http://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang.

My thought would be to invite your comments and eventual suggestions as we move along.

With regards,

Eric Britton

nivlek97
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In light of the Francis 1’s comment on the “redeemed”, would you revise your statement as his comments takes Christianity in to the 21st century in its love generated inclusiveness.

Gregory Carver
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Gregory Carver

If you don’t dream grkumar , you are a dead person, probably a zombie, every good thing comes from a dream . Go outdoor and see the world, it began with a dream!

grkumar
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Keep on dreaming.

Greg Lopez
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The meek shall inherit the earth. That’s because they are too meek to fight for it. [Hagar the Horrible.]

Happy New Year Anil.

grkumar
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Further William and I don’t mean to be hurtful, you ought to learn to write in a manner that conveys what you wish to say. As it is your thoughts alone are on a subject that is contentious and of a subject that is of doubtful substance. To address such complex issues you need to at least get some assistance in putting together an argument that is understood by your adversary or your readers.

But to your credit, you are not obscene or insulting.

Williameethiah
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Williameethiah

Dear GRKumar, I am not sure whether your question is for me or not. Well, let me answer your question. Those who do not believe in GOD still the definition of dignity will be applied, because somehow rather they believe in some kind of super-natural things or they may feel that something that leading them towards … As long as they believe in something or some kind of form, they actully beleive in GOD but they will not admid due to their arrogant thougths which controls their entire being. Even the Highest Devil who controls the eartly world and the… Read more »

grkumar
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Dear William it was not directed to you and secondly your “response” perhaps belongs amongst those spuernatural things you refer to in your respnse which I am unable to make any sense of.

I do not believe in a God. In any God. I do not believe in Virgin Mary’s or in Jesus Christs both of which are a distrotion and re write of an ancient Hindu legend from their Upanishads, perhaps the oldest known logical records of religion and God.

Williameethiah
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Williameethiah

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Dear GRKumar,

Curiously, what is your believe ? are you strongly intouch with your science ? or do you believe in something else which you want to share with, if you don’t mind can you could explain about the “Hindu the oldest distrotion and re write of an ancient Hindu legend from their Upanishads and the oldest known logical records of religion and God.

Thanks

grkumar
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What about those who do not believe in a God? How could your definition of dignity then be applied to them?

Dania Amani
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Hi Anil,

I’d like to get your email address if you don’t mind. This is for the purpose of us, to approach bloggers who would be interested to write about our upcoming KL Eco Film Festival in October 2012. KLEFF website is http://www.ecofilmfest.my. I hope to receive your response soon.

Kind regards,
Dania

william eethiah
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william eethiah

WHAT I BELIEVE In Malaysia, the politicians and their supporters are in the midst of meeting people, convincing and ensuring that they vote for them with their empty promises. Well no comments, it is politics. Every politician and the leaders ensuring everyone that they could do better than the other leaders’. You know that every Malaysian dreaming every moment that the “redeemer” will transform the Malaysia and tackle every crisis for peace and prosperity for better living but thus far never got for it. The rich becoming richer and the upper middle and the middle classes are drowning from their… Read more »

Suprayan
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Suprayan

Hi,

Its good to hear of Malaysians who respect the dignity of human beings. It is seldom though.

Please keep up your good work in not supporting the introduction of nuclear technology in Malaysia and I would say in ASEAN countries which can choose freely to become NUCLEAR FREE – supporting each other in embracing the huge potential of renewable energy and not competing to become the first to have a nuclear plant.

Thank you and good luck.

Mani Suprayan, Berlin Germany

Selvan
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Selvan

Hi Anil, We know for the fact your knowledgeable in various topics. As such, we are in need of your help. The problem is that the Office of Penang Diocese is (allegedly) planning to install a Telecomunication Antena on top of our new builded Activity Centre in the Church of Risen Christ, Air Itam, Penang. We heard that the Antena is from xxx, for their new cellular company called xxx. We also heard its not safe as there is possiblity of electomagnetic radation on prolong usage. Our children uses the centre for Sunday Classes. This is worring us. Please need… Read more »

russian n
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russian n

Aptly said. That’s the real 1Malaysia that our government should adopt.

kennythum
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kennythum

“I believe in a world where the economy serves the people and not the other way around.”
as a businessman, i share the same belief. there are many little napoleans in the civil service hampering our growth , also we are peppered with lousy political with bad leadership skill who serve their own personal , party agenda not taxpayer’s interest.

Stephen
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Stephen

Hey Anil

I KNOW your middle name! … that’s because I remembered it from school. It’s been a long time. Have read several of your handywork in several sources. Good work buddy – keep it up.

Pax Vorbiscum

raj raman
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raj raman

Hi Anil,

NOT MANY PEOPLE LIKE YOUR GOODSELF AROUND.HOPING THERE WILL BE MORE HUMAN LIKE YOU BORN EVERYDAY IN ALL CORNERS OF THIS MOTHER EARTH.

joehancl
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joehancl

Dear jerry, Your comments have their merits. But if you are catholic I am sure you know the church, no matter its faults must carry on the Lord’s Love (his instructions etc)and hand it back to him as unblemished as humanly possible on the last day. Therefore let us have some compassion for the humans running the church as did Jesus have for mankind.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Hi Anil,
Have been reading your writing with great interest. I think Sarawak needs people like you to write about the state. It’s a pity there is none at the moment willing to forego their comfortable job and turn to freelance journalism. My salute to you.