2013 in review

During secondary school and university, I tried hard to keep journals, because that’s what ‘aspiring writers’ are supposed to do. But I was inconsistent, and never got too much traction writing only for myself. Far more significant and memorable were the personal letters I wrote to a very few close friends during that time. I must admit that I learned to write because of them, for they really encouraged me.

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Cabaran meratifikasi konvensyen-konvensyen Hak Asasi Manusia Sejagat

Pada 10 Disember 2013, bersempena dengan Hari Hak Asasi Manusia pada tahun ini, Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (SUHAKAM), Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, telah membuat kenyataan tentang cabaran yang dikemukakan kepada pegawai kerajaan Myanmar untuk bersaing dengan Malaysia di dalam menandatangani dan meratifikasi konvensyen-konvensyen antarabangsa Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM). Continue reading

Human Rights: The ASEAN Dilemma

The microcosm of the problematic interface of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the value systems of individual Muslim-majority members of that organization is being played out among ASEAN states, which is becoming an economic entity of some importance in the modern world. Continue reading