“A Malaysian Spring?”: A Brief Note to our new Minister of Youth

After the conclusion of Malaysia‘s 13th General Election, the general perception now is that reformation or opposition politics has been demonized in Malaysia to a considerable degree, and the youth have been forced on threat of losing their government scholarships, to stay completely out of politics. This is only a compromise solution, which can blow up at any time much as has the Arab youth in the middle East. Continue reading

A brief response to the Malaysian Bar President’s media statement

LGBTIQs? What do these phrases mean? In Indonesia, the “Q” has been publicly called “queer”. What sort of language is THIS for legislation? Even Mr. Lim Chee Wee, President of the Malaysian Bar in his press statement on 3 December 2012, cannot explain the Malaysian meaning of “Q”, which he says is “questioning”. This matter has far transcended natural politics. It has become, in medical terms, morbid. It is a matter for doctors and psychiatrists to address, not politicians.

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Consensual Contagion?

Pang Khee Teik, co-founder of Seksualiti Merdeka, has responded to my earlier statement. Please click here for the original source. You may also find some other responses here, here and here

I have written the following piece to “end run” the issue. It’s a point that is seldom made, whether or not homosexuality is “pathological” (which most doctors still believe it is).

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Porous Borders and Democratic Processes

It is a consequence of the electronic age that national borders are not what they once were. Political processes devised within older borders, usually remained there and were not a threat to other countries.

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