Monthly Archives: April 2012

Kedah’s Attempt at Theocracy

A cross-post from the Malay­sian Athe­ists Organ­isa­tion. On the 17th of April 2012, the fol­low­ing art­icle appeared in The Star: ALOR SETAR: Future fatwa issued by the Kedah mufti or Fatwa Com­mit­tee can­not be chal­lenged in court under an amend­ment to the Mufti and Fatwa (Kedah Darul Aman) Enact­ment 2008 passed by the Kedah State Assembly […]

BERSIH 3.0 Penang in Pictures

Yes­ter­day was the first time I par­ti­cip­ated in a sim­ul­tan­eously legal and illegal assembly of people sup­port­ing a com­mon cause which is elect­oral reform. Illegal because the fed­eral gov­ern­ment had already issued a ban on the gath­er­ing via all media out­lets under their con­trol, and legal because the Pen­ang state gov­ern­ment had given its approval […]

BERSIH Police Car Incident

Early videos from Dataran Mer­deka, presen­ted without con­text. I am work­ing on my own report for BERSIH 3.0 in Pen­ang. It will be up when I fin­ish choos­ing the pho­tos. UPDATE: Addi­tional related video, presen­ted without con­text. UPDATE 2: Another video of the incid­ent. Looks to be the most com­plete so far.

Harvard Strikes a Blow Against Greedy Publishers

If you have had to do any form of research work in a uni­ver­sity, you would have encountered that one or two vital papers that is unavail­able for use because your uni­ver­sity lib­rary does not sub­scribed to the journ­als they belong to. The reason is as every­one in the research com­munity knows, journal pub­lish­ers are […]

BERSIH 3.0 in Penang.

This is the week to finally par­ti­cip­ate in a act of civil dis­obedi­ence (because the cur­rent gov­ern­ment dis­al­lows free­dom of assembly unless they are racist or homo­phobic or show sup­port for the cur­rent Bar­isan Nas­ional gov­ern­ment through viol­ence) and solid­ar­ity with the move­ment for a freer and fairer elect­oral sys­tem. As I am cur­rently living […]

Lisa’s Father

If you can decipher the lyr­ics without sub­titles, this is a dis­turb­ing music video based on a comic writ­ten by Jesus pro­moter Jack Chick. If you do not want to feel par­tic­u­larly dis­gus­ted or neg­at­ive right now, I sug­gest not click­ing that link to the comic in question.

Effective Apology

The twist at the end of this apo­logy for draw­ing a comic offend­ing women, will, if there were any justice in the world, be the most effect­ive apo­logy for gender-based insults ever writ­ten. Now that’s an apology.