This evening, I received an SMS with the intriguing question: "So u think Makal Osai shld b suspended?" Makai Osai of course refers to the Tamil daily that published an image of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and a...
Today was not a great day. I woke up this morning to find that my home had been broken into while I was asleep. Here's what they took: A laptop (yes, they took the power adapter, the modem... and even the poor...
I came across this interesting power-point presentation of the Stations of the Cross by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Argentina, and I thought I would share it with you. What is different about these Stations...
The other day I was passing by Penang Road and I noticed some major road excavation work in progress. I looked more closely - and there it was: preserved like an elongated time capsule under the surface of the...
I did a check on Alexa to find out the estimated global reach of the main English media in Malaysia. Here are the rankings at 5.30 pm on 4 August 2007: 1. Star (0.052% of daily Internet surfers worldwide) 2. Malaysia Today...
It was not so long ago when voters, hoping for reforms and change, gave Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi an unprecedented mandate. Among other things, Abdullah had vowed to tackle corruption. Since then, the reality has not quite matched the rhetoric....
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has launched the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) masterplan. The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project will be implemented by a regional coordinating authority. But Sime Darby is not a disinterested party. It...
A couple of days ago, a friend of mine, a pensioner, received an unusual phone call from a woman he didn't know. From the way he described it, it sounded like someone from a market research agency was trying to...
What's going on? I am unable to access Malaysia Today, the website that has shaken up Malaysia, from up here in Penang at 7.30 pm today. It's been like that for a few hours now. (It was back...
When I was invited by The Star to write a piece on water in June, I hesitated. Knowing how steeped The Star was in promoting corporate interests, I wondered whether the article I would write would emerge...

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