The revolt in the Arab world is not just about getting rid of authoritarian leaders and dictators. It is also about ending economic injustice and exploitation. http://www.youtube.com/v/IL-n_mpG_Ys The media would have us believe that the popular discontent is solely due to...
The Catholic Church is synchronising an unprecedented global hour of prayer and eucharistic adoration from 5.00pm to 6.00pm Rome time or 11.00pm to midnight Malaysian time. Cathedrals and parishes around the world are expected to join in with synchronised...
Some good news at long last. Just got a call from The Herald editor, Fr Lawrence Andrew. The Herald has received the approval letter for its new annual publishing permit - without any condition! Nothing mentioned about the use...
The Election Commission's decision not to use indelible ink just does not sound right.  If they have nothing to hide, then there should be no hesitation in using such ink. It certainly doesn't look good for the EC and...
A historic occasion. It's President-elect Obama. Let's hope he fulfils his promises and works in the interests of the ordinary people, the working class, rather than Big Business. Anyway, contrast that with the situation in Malaysia. See Zunar's cartoon in...
Former IGP and Genting deputy chairman Hanif Omar will head an 'independent panel' to probe the incidents of violence at the Bersih 3.0 rally. Other panel members: Former Chief Judge of Borneo Steve Sim Sinar Harian managing editor Hussamuddin Yaacub Media...
It's just two more days to polling day in Singapore - and the democratic awakening sweeping across the world has not left the island republic untouched. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QD7meDA8oo&w=470&h=285] "Singapore is a country - not a company," says private teacher Michelle...
While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised that a slick makeover job, a real PR job, was underway. In recent years, these two...
President Hugo Chavez who has passed away reduced poverty and income inequalities in Venezuela, empowered his people through participatory local democracy, and built a bulwark against neoliberalism in Latin America. See below for a video discussion of his legacy....
Easter morning in Penang: A new beginning Easter is the greatest festival in the Christian calendar - more important than Christmas. Christians believe that was the day Jesus triumphed over Death and appeared to his followers. As theologian Marcus Borg notes,...

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