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I live in a cell

I live in a cell, There is no day or night, The floor is hard and cold, I fear I am getting …

A sea of yellow flowers

In the quiet night We ask ourselves Why fight the system strong? It’s big and bold and towers tall It’s been this …

Stand Watch

I have been rather affected by the arrest of Maria Chin Abdullah and the way in which she has been so wrongly …

Opening up budgets

(First appeared in theSun newspaper on 17 September 2015, here). THE Auditor-General’s Office has found massive discrepancies in government spending for the …

Whose cause is Bersih’s?

First published in theSun on 3 September 2015, here. MANY of my urban, middle class friends and relatives went for their first …

To whom is the IGP accountable?

(Written on 31 March 2015, and not published elsewhere). Last Monday evening, one of our IDEAS National Unity Youth Fellows, a young …

How independent is the MACC?

First published in theSun here on 26 February 2015. Congratulations are due to the 26 members of the three independent panels of …

Where values begin

(First published in theSun on 8 January 2015, here). FOR all of our technical analysis of how to improve such-and-such a public policy, …

Moderates break their silence

(First published in theSun on 12 December 2014, here). ABOLISHING the Sedition Act would not quite result in madness and mayhem, as some …