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Bijan the Clown

Once in a land, There lived a funny man, Who wore a jewel-studded crown. But he was afraid of balloons, And even …

A Black, Slimy Creature

There’s a black, slimy creature, That eats away at your soul, It’s a muddy, slippery thing, That so quickly gets out of …

Resplendent Women

Sometimes we need a woman Whose strength surpasses time, Whose steely core and spirit Can outshine any crime. This woman¬†now bears the …

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 …

Why rallies matter

First published in theSun on 24 November 2016, here. In the lead-up to Bersih 5, many conversations with friends centred on whether …

Too good to be true

First published in theSun on 10 November 2016, here. Malaysia woke up last week to find that its government had signed not …

Freedom to offend

(First published in theSun on 13 October 2016 here). THERE are many ways to think about freedom. If you live with your …