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We have a situation in Rifle Range… two arrested, families evicted


Midnight update: Karthi and Nathan were released after 9pm soon after MP Wong Hon Wai turned up at the Patani Road Police Station and spoke to police. Meanwhile, a Muslim group is helping the evicted families. So all is well for now. The state government should now come up with sound, more inclusive policies to protect the housing needs of the lower-income group, including foreigners.

7pm update: Karthi and Nathan are still being held at the Timur Laut Police Station. Activists have been trying to contact the police to seek their release. Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim says he will contact the local MP Wong Hon Wai to assist in securing their release.

All this drama is totally unnecessary and is just a reflection of the low-income housing situation here.

Three reasons why Tommy Thomas would be an excellent choice for attorney general

File photo: Tommy Thomas (second from right)

I think Tommy Thomas would make an excellent attorney general for the following reasons:

Buka puasa solidarity: Creating a new narrative for the new Malaysia

A group of ordinary people from diverse backgrounds came together yesterday in solidarity in George Town, Penang for the breaking of fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Inside the ex-Malaysian prime minister’s home

This was recorded by Daphne Iking a year ago, in May 2017 (and published a year later, a week after the general election), about a TN50 dialogue involving artistes.

Dubai fantasy: Ting Pek Khiing wants to build, baby, build in Langkawi


Update: That was quick. An arrest warrant has been issued against Ting Pek Khiing for failing to appear in court to be questioned by creditors regarding his dealings and ability to pay under provisions of the Bankruptcy Act 1967.

Original post (1 June 2018):

Just when you thought this guy had disappeared into oblivion, the former Mahathir blue-eyed boy Ting Pek Khiing, once declared a bankrupt years after his Bakun Dam efforts flopped, thinks Langkawi could be his new playground.