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Step on it if you dare!

Ahmad and Ah Boy would be standing face to face, about 2 feet apart. No one moved. Ahmad was waiting for Ah Boy to make the first move and vice versa. The crowd, which of course would include me, would wait and wait. When are you two brave guys gonna go at each other la dey…I want to go home and have my lunch la.

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Justice is an illusion

It’s really tough being a Judge. Really, I think it’s a thankless job. A Judge can never do any right. I think it was in 1996 that a soon-to-be-really-famous High Court Judge politely asked me and my opponent whether we would mind to remain in his chambers for some small talk after we had finished […]

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Of Judges, KPIs, Justice & Superficiality

Art Harun deconstructs Tun Zaki’s new KPI-inspired leadership and shows it for what it is.

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1 World, 1 Malaysia…different planet

Imagine you are an alien being from some planet far far away in the globular star clusters M80, 23,000 light years away from Earth. You had just arrived on Earth after traveling in a space craft called Pro-Ton, your premier national space craft manufacturer. You have traveled 23,000 light years to be here. You are […]

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Zul Noordin and PKR – the lame and the lamer

Zul Noordin fashioned himself as the defender of Islam. I do not have any qualm if anybody wants to defend his marbles and his pussies. But if by defending Islam it means that he could impose his personal values and beliefs on me and others, well, I bleeding well have a problem with that!

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now, everyone can race…

Note: Ini adalah cerita rekaan semata-mata. Tidak ada kena mengena dengan sesiapa, samada yang masih bernyawa ataupun yang sudah berhenti bernyawa. Warning: contain adult words. So those morally uptight people, please do not read this. The author would like to thank the lawyer who can only count up to one; the shorty fund manager; the […]

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Cleaning up the Judiciary – was the Chief Justice right?

When I first read the news report in the Star that YAA Tan Sri Zaki, the Chief Justice, had told 2 errant High Court Judges to voluntarily resign, my initial reaction was one of pleasure. I thought it was good that the CJ has finally cracked the whip and told these useless Judges to leave […]

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Subterranean Blues

Disclaimer and warning: This is a work of fiction. Tiada kena mengena samada dengan yang mati atau yang masih hidup. Contains profanity and porn language. So, moral Nazis among you, please do not read.

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Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia – SUHAKAM or S.H.A.M.?

I refer to the report titled “Dire Human Rights Situation In Malaysia” appearing in Malaysia Today this morning. During the annual human rights talk organised by HAKAM (a Human Rights NGO whose President is Malik Imtiaz) about two months ago, leading lawyer, Raja Aziz Adrusse, in his speech, said that the actual acronym for Suruhanjaya […]

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Of Islam, Churches, and Temples

Of Islam, Churches, and Temples

And Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him -, in his last sermon, said:
“People, hear that your Lord is One, and that your father is one. You must know that no Arab has superiority over a non-Arab, no non-Arab has superiority over an Arab, or a red man over a black man, or a black man over a red, except in terms of what each person has of piety. Have I delivered the message?”

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1Malaysia Dalam Kenangan

Saya seorang Melayu. Bapa dan ibu saya orang Melayu. Jua ibubapa mereka. Saya dilahirkan di awal 60an di sebuah kampung terpencil di Kedah, yang rata-rata penduduknya dibelenggu kemiskinan dan kerumitan. Boleh dikatakan semua penduduk Melayu di kampung tersebut mengusahakan sawah bendang, samada yang memiliki tanah ataupun yang menyewa tanah.

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Sorry Datuk, I have misunderstood the ISA!

Art Harun: Finally, I am in agreement with an UMNO leader. On the issue of the Internal Security Act, no less. Read more at LoyarBurok.com

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A Tale of Two Tuns

If ever there was a wish which I could be granted when I grow really old – this is not to say that I am not already old, it is just that I am not that old, yet – that would be a wish that I could be given the wisdom of knowing when to […]

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Macdeth Act II – an open letter to Berita Harian

I read with disbelief – and not to mention, a certain degree of disgust – your article titled “Kematian Teoh timbulkan pelbagai spekulasi politik” appearing in your newspaper yesterday.

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Macdeth

Macdeth

I am outraged!!! I was having a meeting at Bangsar when I received a text message at about 5pm yesterday about the death of Teoh Beng Hock. He was found dead, apparently “on the roof of an adjoining building next to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s building.”

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Visiting the Malay “Rights”

I have been labelled anti this and that. Apparently, I am also pro this and that, or the other. As such, I am going to begin this article with a disclaimer, just as all accountants do on their reports. This article contains my interpretation of the relevant Constitutional provisions in respect of the “rights” of […]

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The RPK case – Grounds of Judgment on Quorum Failure issue

With regard to my post “The RPK case – a significant victory”, I would like to inform that the Federal Court’s grounds of judgment, as written by the Chief Judge of Borneo, Justice Richard Malanjum, may be found at the the Court’s website. Here are some key extracts from the Judgment.

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The Perak Crisis – my rebuttal to Lord Lester’s opinion

Prologue “To adopt a literal approach would vest a certain level of absolute power in the Ruler where such power does not exist in the first place. Can we imagine a situation where the Ruler may decide mid-term to change an MB because he thinks that MB does not command the confidence of the majority […]

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Dear Ambassador Todt,

Hi there. It’s me again. Your friendly, average and simple Malaysian with no entitlement. I hope you are keeping fine. Please do. Because Malaysia, quite obviously, needs a French like you to be her Ambassador. You know, actually, there were a couple more persons who were considered to be the Ambassador of Tourism. Dato’ Shah […]

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Arresting the Illegal Arrests

In my article “Is the Malaysian Bar Pathetic?”, I asked the question, “who polices our police?” This question is brought to the fore recently when the police arrested five legal aid lawyers who were trying to see their respective clients at the Brickfield Police Station. The Scene On the night of 7th May 2009, about […]

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