Burgled! They even took the poor mouse

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...

The triumph of Life over Death

I like to think of these unexpected victories as a legacy of the Resurrection, a sign that the forces of Death and Oppression will...

Fundraising walkathons for bailouts and fighter jets?

Most of us have done it while we were in school. You know, taking part in walkathons and donation drives to help the school...

Look, a minimum wage would spur economic activity

Here's more evidence to show that a minimum wage can actually keep the economy purring.This time, we go to the United States.San Francisco-based journalist,...

Oil running out – and Malaysia allows an energy-intensive smelter

The oil is running out.Yes, in Malaysia too.By 2010, we will become a net importer of oil. If our domestic demand for petroleum products...

What if Jesus had lived in Latin America?

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,...

Religious leaders overcome odds to affirm right to water

It's not often that religious leaders come together to take a common stand on an issue of national significance.Over the years, Aliran organised a...

Return the denarii to Caesar

Christianity should not merely be seen as a spiritual process. There are also the social, cultural and economic dimensions involving the whole human person...

Old tram railtrack unearthed along Penang Road

The other day I was passing by Penang Road and I noticed some major road excavation work in progress. I looked more closely -...

1,800 turn up for MTUC picket in Prai

Just heard from Abdul Razak Abdul Hamid, the chairman of MTUC Penang, that some 1,800 workers turned up for the MTUC picket near the...

Will a minimum wage drive away investors?

The MTUC resumes its nation-wide picketing calling for a minimum wage at 5 pm today.I dropped by to check out the demo in Prai...

What does Najib mean by “Islamic state”?

When Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak declared that Malaysia is an "Islamic state", he created quite a stir and quickly polarised public opinion between...

Six reasons why you should avoid bottled water

Often, many of us think nothing about drinking bottled water.But here's why you should avoid it, whenever you can:Expensive: Litre for litre, it is...

Malaysia Today closes in on The Star online

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...

There is a monster in the swamp

It was not so long ago when voters, hoping for reforms and change, gave Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi an unprecedented mandate. Among other things,...

Merdeka! Abolish colonial legacy of judicial whipping

It is time to abolish judicial corporal punishment (JCP) in Malaysia i.e. the barbaric whipping of prisoners with a thick rattan cane, which ...

NCER: Who benefits more – Sime Darby or farmers?

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has launched the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) masterplan. The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project will...

Watch out for the BN ad agencies’ election media blitz

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...

Unable to access Malaysia Today; Keng Yaik warns bloggers

What's going on? I am unable to access Malaysia Today, the website that has shaken up Malaysia, from up here in Penang at...

How The Star watered down my water article

When I was invited by The Star to write a piece on water in June, I hesitated. Knowing how steeped The Star...