Paedocide

Paedocide

Shahrukh Khan, 16, told the AFP news agency that he ducked below a desk when gunmen entered his classroom.   Speaking from Lady Reading Hospital, he said: “I saw a pair of big black boots coming towards me, this guy was probably hunting for students hiding beneath the...
May 13th

May 13th

There are some numbers you never forget. For many Malaysians, they include the numbers five, one, three. This is a reference to May 13th, in particular May 13th, 1969. The 13 May 1969 incident refers to the Sino-Malay sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur (then part of...
Something’s Wrong

Something’s Wrong

I am old enough to remember where I was the day John F. Kennedy was killed. And when the Twin Towers were hit. On September 11, 2001, I was visiting my parents in Penang. (I was then living in KL.) I received a call on my mobile from my friend Alvin Ung. He asked me...
Taking the Long Term View

Taking the Long Term View

Barring something more tragic or more spectacular happening, Benazir Bhutto’s face will be the last face that dominates the media this year. “Bhutto, 54, had hoped the huge popular following she enjoyed among the Pakistani poor would propel her to power...