It looks like it is going to be another eventful day. Before going further, check out Subramaniam Pillay's piece Hindraf rally: A plea of the dispossessed? on the reasons for the emergence of Hindraf and Makkal Sakthi. 9.02am...
Some 300 Indian Malaysians from the Makkal Sakthi ("People Power") movement, many of them clad in their trademark orange, gathered at Komtar this morning in an attempt to meet Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon at his office....
Just spotted this Wired news report on an experiment with genetically modified mosquitoes - and the company "envisions releasing the insects in Malaysia on a large scale in three years". Gulp! Engineered Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Dengue Fever ...
It has already started. I mean, the propaganda over the mainstream media. This time we can expect it to be worse, given that the Barisan Nasional is going to face stiff contests in many areas. So what are we to...
"Makkal Sakthi (People Power)!" thundered speaker after speaker. "Valga (Long live)!" roared back the crowd. I thought I would check out the atmosphere at the DAP ceramah at the Penang Chinese Town Hall in George Town tonight to gauge the...
Many of us tend to think that Palestine is a "Muslim issue". But it is not. Do you know, for instance, that Bethlehem, the birth-place of Jesus Christ, lies in Palestinian territory? In any case, it shouldn't matter what...
Seems to me the BN has mastered the art of "give and take" in administering the nation. Give: Letter officially approving the new publication permit of The Herald Catholic Weekly - without any condition, allowing it to publish in all...
A friend of mine in the UK just sent me this message: I particularly take the point about the growing effectiveness of blogging and the ways in which Youtube and other such sites are serving to spread the truth...
Some 2,000 Indian Malaysians gathered at the Waterfall Temple in Penang on New Year's Day to pray and call for the release of the five Hindraf leaders held under the ISA. A barber was in attendance at the temple premises...
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...

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