If you can’t prove it, the election stands
If you can’t prove it, the election stands
Art Harun asks everyone to hit him. Kinky.
An exploration on the subject of unity
General Elections? Not as important as UMNO Elections later this year. Art tells us to keep calm and watch the racists? (Reproduced from the author’s facebook post. The ultra-right rhetoric started immediately after the Barisan Nasional was declared to be “victor” in the recently concluded General Election. In his victory speech, the Prime Minister was [...]
Corrupt Practices in Elections explained
A hard critical look at the Chief Justice’s apparent initiatives to revamp legal practice, and some questions for his Lordship to think about.
Lately the Courts are so concerned with speed. It is as if suddenly the Courts have become an F1 team. The thing which really irritates the bejeezus out of me is the seemingly nonchalant attitude displayed by the Courts on fairness and justness. It is as if when a case is disposed, justice is done. As if the way it was disposed, the rationale for the disposal and everything else is secondary or rather not relevant.
A consideration of lessons on racial integration from the Middles Ages and how present day efforts on the same in Malaysia lack integrity – yes, we’re talking about you 1Malaysia.
Snacking on the difference in attitudes and competencies between the English Court of Appeal and the Malaysian Court of Appeal.
In exploring and demonstrating the idea that it is possible to have different reasons for justice, each of which would survive “critical scrutiny” but “yields divergent conclusions”, Amartya Sen in his “The Idea of Justice” brought us a delightful tale of three kids with a flute.
The refusal by the AG’s Chambers to release some evidence requested by the defence team in the Sodomy 2 trial – and the consequent refusal by the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court to order the release of such evidence – brings to the fore questions pertaining to the right to a fair trial, degree of professionalism of the prosecution team and the administration of criminal justice in Malaysia.
The failings of the political Malay are discovered in the burning ashes of the churches attacked in Kuala Lumpur.
I continued scooping the thick creamed mushroom soup with the spoon. Suddenly the spoon touched on something hard, buried somewhere under the thick mushroom soup. My curiosity took over. I scooped and scooped and scooped. And OMG…
I screamed, “WAITER, THERE IS A JET ENGINE IN MY SOUP!!!”
The absurdity of it all. And not to mention the audacity of it all. And as if to further add sodium chloride to the wide gaping wounds that all of us, Malaysians, suffer every time our so called leaders forget to take their medications, we are told that so and so have been sacked or told to leave their job, some even earning pensions and whatever.
Ahmad and Ah Boy would be standing face to face, about 2 feet apart. No one moved. Ahmad was waiting for Ah Boy to make the first move and vice versa. The crowd, which of course would include me, would wait and wait. When are you two brave guys gonna go at each other la dey…I want to go home and have my lunch la.
It’s really tough being a Judge. Really, I think it’s a thankless job. A Judge can never do any right. I think it was in 1996 that a soon-to-be-really-famous High Court Judge politely asked me and my opponent whether we would mind to remain in his chambers for some small talk after we had finished [...]
Art Harun deconstructs Tun Zaki’s new KPI-inspired leadership and shows it for what it is.
Imagine you are an alien being from some planet far far away in the globular star clusters M80, 23,000 light years away from Earth. You had just arrived on Earth after traveling in a space craft called Pro-Ton, your premier national space craft manufacturer. You have traveled 23,000 light years to be here. You are [...]
Zul Noordin fashioned himself as the defender of Islam. I do not have any qualm if anybody wants to defend his marbles and his pussies. But if by defending Islam it means that he could impose his personal values and beliefs on me and others, well, I bleeding well have a problem with that!
Note: Ini adalah cerita rekaan semata-mata. Tidak ada kena mengena dengan sesiapa, samada yang masih bernyawa ataupun yang sudah berhenti bernyawa. Warning: contain adult words. So those morally uptight people, please do not read this. The author would like to thank the lawyer who can only count up to one; the shorty fund manager; the [...]