Tuesday, October 15, 2013


The blog took a hiatus from 2011-2012 probably because PM Najib's time as PM was good for Singapore. I dare say it was good for Malaysia too, until he had to bow to the realities of Malaysian politics. There is probably more to write about now with race and religion coming back to the fore.

Yet whatever I have to say is probably mild compared to how Malaysian bloggers continue to expressed themselves.

Dear God!

The Malaysian Court of Appeal wasn't practising good law when it overturned a 2009 ruling by the High Court that adjudged that a Christian newspaper could use the term 'Allah' to refer to the Christian God. The reversal ignored the weight of history, linguistics, plain simple logic, common sense and, yes, charity. Above all you don't sense any fairness in the judgement. The decision leans in favour of one party over another by fiat - because someone says so that makes it so. To be honest to their conscience, these 'learned' judges should give up their robes and join politics, for that is what this judgement is about.