I believe in a world where justice and peace rules, where all human beings (and not just a privileged few) will be treated with the dignity that is theirs as the children of the one God.
I believe in a world where the economy serves the people and not the other way around.
I believe that it has become even more urgent for us now to become stewards of the environment and to hold corporations and political leaders accountable for their wrongdoings.
I believe in the love, justice, compassion, simplicity and deep peace that Jesus (and many great women and men down the ages) taught us – not the materialism, consumerism, avarice, hatred, violence and war that the power structures of the day promote.
I believe in people-centred globalisation – a globalisation of solidarity – not corporate-led globalisation that promotes a world ruled by corporations aided by greedy politicians, bureaucrats and tycoons acting in cahoots with one another.
I believe that real journalism serves the interests of ordinary people and holds to account the powers-that-be and their associated vested political, business and corporate interests.
Its like asking you to give your wife away to some rich man because she attracts more attention and therefore perhaps is capable of a greater economic contribution to your welfare. The analogy may be crude but it reflects the mindset. Penang was never made prosperous by its Chinese inhabitants who began as opium traders. It was a thriving entreport for centuries. The Chinese dominated it. If you put a million Malaysia or Indians there it would still be prosperous. Its position like that of Singapores is critical to commerce. It is also the hub of foreign investment activity created… Read more »
Hi Anil, I agree with your comments on the USA housing bubble and it could happen anywhere where the Govt is all about itself and not about the People and Country as a whole.
I’m trying to get a blog going but am having problems understanding how it works?
Good idea to start a blog, John.
dear anil, please do mention sth about my seberang story and support alittle with yr widenetwork—please ddo support!!
Which seberang story are you referring to?
I believe in this situation when the country is facing financial burden. We must follow bold steps like China has taken. Even though HongKong and Macau belongs to China, but it receives revenue without controlling them. This is why the Chinese make money. If Penang given autonomy like S.A.R.C Hong Kong, the Penangites can bring the economy of Penang Island skyrocketing. Penang must become Special Administrative Region of Malaysia(S.A.R.M) – PENANG. The Federal Government can collect yearly income. Area Penang that needed to be separated is the Island only. Prai area should remain as the state of Prai and not… Read more »
I am with you…i hope to realise your believe.
well said…tq for yr writings.
Dotcal what do you mean by this overused term “a true Malaysian”? What is a “true Malaysian?” is it any different to being a Malaysian? or is there a qualification there too? A racial thing? It is the Chinese and the opposition who support them including Anil Netto and his blog that make everything into a racial issue. What they lack is the courage to openly vilify the Malays. Instead they attack UMNO and by doing that they attack the Malays. In so doing it is hoped that such yellow livered attack of the sort poorly disguised as a political… Read more »
Please do not make this a racial thing. Penang is not the only city that has the development versus environment problems. Since you sound like an Indian, you should visit Bombay, Calcutta and other Indian cities. The conditions there are deplorable! If you are a true Malaysian, go visit other cities in Malaysia e.g. Johor Bahru and the over developments are common sights. Please do not generalize and blame any particular race. Thank you!
Its always good to be idealistic with any initiative and to be driven and motivated. But what do you term sustainability? how do you define it? Penang has a Chinese population that dominates the island. It has for sometime. They have turned it into what it is and that’s a very ugly sight if you consider sustainability and the environment. They are avaracious and have a voracious appetite for anything that makes a quick buck. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing if one is purely driven by an economic profit. Getting back to the point you have raised Eric… Read more »
I have read your blog and like what I see. I thought you might possibly be interested to follow and comment our collaborative project about to get underway in Penang, of which you can see more at https://sustainablepenang.wordpress.com and http://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang.
My thought would be to invite your comments and eventual suggestions as we move along.
Thanks I have had a look. Sounds like a timely initiative and certainly food for thought.
In light of the Francis 1’s comment on the “redeemed”, would you revise your statement as his comments takes Christianity in to the 21st century in its love generated inclusiveness.
Thanks I will look at it again soon.
If you don’t dream grkumar , you are a dead person, probably a zombie, every good thing comes from a dream . Go outdoor and see the world, it began with a dream!
Keep on dreaming.
The meek shall inherit the earth. That’s because they are too meek to fight for it. [Hagar the Horrible.]
Happy New Year Anil.
Haha, very profound! Thanks Greg, you too!
Further William and I don’t mean to be hurtful, you ought to learn to write in a manner that conveys what you wish to say. As it is your thoughts alone are on a subject that is contentious and of a subject that is of doubtful substance. To address such complex issues you need to at least get some assistance in putting together an argument that is understood by your adversary or your readers.
But to your credit, you are not obscene or insulting.
Dear GRKumar, I am not sure whether your question is for me or not. Well, let me answer your question. Those who do not believe in GOD still the definition of dignity will be applied, because somehow rather they believe in some kind of super-natural things or they may feel that something that leading them towards … As long as they believe in something or some kind of form, they actully beleive in GOD but they will not admid due to their arrogant thougths which controls their entire being. Even the Highest Devil who controls the eartly world and the… Read more »
Dear William it was not directed to you and secondly your “response” perhaps belongs amongst those spuernatural things you refer to in your respnse which I am unable to make any sense of.
I do not believe in a God. In any God. I do not believe in Virgin Mary’s or in Jesus Christs both of which are a distrotion and re write of an ancient Hindu legend from their Upanishads, perhaps the oldest known logical records of religion and God.
Curiously, what is your believe ? are you strongly intouch with your science ? or do you believe in something else which you want to share with, if you don’t mind can you could explain about the “Hindu the oldest distrotion and re write of an ancient Hindu legend from their Upanishads and the oldest known logical records of religion and God.
What about those who do not believe in a God? How could your definition of dignity then be applied to them?
I’d like to get your email address if you don’t mind. This is for the purpose of us, to approach bloggers who would be interested to write about our upcoming KL Eco Film Festival in October 2012. KLEFF website is http://www.ecofilmfest.my. I hope to receive your response soon.
WHAT I BELIEVE In Malaysia, the politicians and their supporters are in the midst of meeting people, convincing and ensuring that they vote for them with their empty promises. Well no comments, it is politics. Every politician and the leaders ensuring everyone that they could do better than the other leaders’. You know that every Malaysian dreaming every moment that the “redeemer” will transform the Malaysia and tackle every crisis for peace and prosperity for better living but thus far never got for it. The rich becoming richer and the upper middle and the middle classes are drowning from their… Read more »
Its good to hear of Malaysians who respect the dignity of human beings. It is seldom though.
Please keep up your good work in not supporting the introduction of nuclear technology in Malaysia and I would say in ASEAN countries which can choose freely to become NUCLEAR FREE – supporting each other in embracing the huge potential of renewable energy and not competing to become the first to have a nuclear plant.
Thank you and good luck.
Mani Suprayan, Berlin Germany
Hi Anil, We know for the fact your knowledgeable in various topics. As such, we are in need of your help. The problem is that the Office of Penang Diocese is (allegedly) planning to install a Telecomunication Antena on top of our new builded Activity Centre in the Church of Risen Christ, Air Itam, Penang. We heard that the Antena is from xxx, for their new cellular company called xxx. We also heard its not safe as there is possiblity of electomagnetic radation on prolong usage. Our children uses the centre for Sunday Classes. This is worring us. Please need… Read more »
I haven’t heard about this. But perhaps, as a first step, you might want to verify the facts with the parish council/parish priest, and if at all it is true, express your concerns to them.
Aptly said. That’s the real 1Malaysia that our government should adopt.
“I believe in a world where the economy serves the people and not the other way around.”
as a businessman, i share the same belief. there are many little napoleans in the civil service hampering our growth , also we are peppered with lousy political with bad leadership skill who serve their own personal , party agenda not taxpayer’s interest.
I KNOW your middle name! … that’s because I remembered it from school. It’s been a long time. Have read several of your handywork in several sources. Good work buddy – keep it up.
GOLDART, you should read Deepak Chopra’s new book -‘The Third Jesus’. He talks of the 3 Jesuses in the world today. The first Jesus was the historical Jesus. The second Jesus was an invention of the Roman Empire to perpetuate it’s vested interests. The third Jesus is the philosophical Jesus which many Christians don’t know because the church only accepts 4 gospels whereas there were 30 over books written about Jesus and the Apostles. The philosophy of Jesus parallels the philosophy of Hinduism and Bhuddism in many ways. I’m talking about the philosophy, not the rites and rituals of Hinduism… Read more »
I don’t follow the so-called “christian” teachings of churches of the world today. I only follow the true teachings of Jesus. I’m not obssessed with healing the sick. Just following the teachings of Jesus. Didn’t Jesus always tell the Apostles to go and heal the sick in the Gospels? Liberating the people from oppressive structures in society and healing of the sick was what the Apostles did. Shouldn’t this be the main thrust of the churches today instead of focusing on building buildings, saying masses and administering sacraments? Remember Jesus was also very critical of the scribes and Pharisees during… Read more »
DEAR JERRY, I THINK YOU DONT REALLY KNOW WHAT CHRISTIANITY IS ALL ABOUT..ITS ABOUT LOVE.NOMATER HOW BAD YOU ARE IN THE EYES OF HUMAN KIND JESUS IS THERE TO FORGIVE YOU AS LONG AS YOU BELIEVE,TRUST AND HAVE FAITH IN HIM.DONT FORGET TOO ..THAT SATAN EVEN ASK JESUS TO KNEEL AT HIS FOOT BUT BEING THE SON OF GOD JESUS WILL NEVER DO THAT BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS.NOW , HOW CAN WE ORDINARY HUMAN BEING EVER BE PERFECT?.BY THE WAY ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN JERRY?WHY ARE YOU SO OBSESSED WITH HEALING THE SICK?MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU FOR JUDGING OTHERS… Read more »