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Is Lord Bobo An Ape Or A Monkey?

Is Lord Bobo An Ape Or A Monkey?

On 12 November, an email on the LoyarBurok e-group (an exclusive e-mailing list) prompted new LoyarBurokker June Rubis to suggest that Lord Bobo Barnabus was indeed an ape, rather than a monkey. This sparked a flurry of emails, overnight, a few of which are reproduced here (after editions for clarity). Eventually, the munificent Lord Bobo […]

A Bar Council member’s riposte to LoyarBorak #2

A Bar Council member’s riposte to LoyarBorak #2

Our LoyarBorak #2, Part 1 and Part 2, prompted a fierce exchange of views, both in the comments on the article and on Twitter. The perceived negativity of all the comments led to this spirited defence of the Bar Council by one of its members through a series of Tweets, posing pertinent questions to the […]

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Researching Old School Style

Researching Old School Style

Reminisces about the days before the legal search engine took over despite being one of the very first to adopt such technology.

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[Updated] LoyarBurok Goes Hard Print: Ask Lord Bobo & Win Our ONLY Merchandise!

[Updated] LoyarBurok Goes Hard Print: Ask Lord Bobo & Win Our ONLY Merchandise!

Yes! LoyarBurok has gone hard print, with the debut of its first ever print column “Ask Lord Bobo” in the Selangor Times. Check out the first Ask Lord Bobo, and send in your questions!

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[UPDATED] “Perak: A State of Crisis” | Remember, Review & Reclaim | 12.12

[UPDATED] “Perak: A State of Crisis” | Remember, Review & Reclaim | 12.12

The indomitable spirit of the Rakyat must not be broken. LoyarBurok invites you to Remember, Review & Reclaim on Sunday, 12.12 @ The Annexe Gallery at the “Perak State of Crisis” book launch by the Rakyat’s Perak Menteri Besar, Nizar Jamaluddin.

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Two Women, Two Tribes, and a Journey of a Lifetime (Part I)

Two Women, Two Tribes, and a Journey of a Lifetime (Part I)

This 9-part series tells the story of how two “tai-tais” explored Ethiopia and discovered their life as both an individual and a woman. The journey begins with Part I, “My first encounter with Africa.”

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LoyarBorak #2: How Relevant Is The Bar Council? (Part 2)

LoyarBorak #2: How Relevant Is The Bar Council? (Part 2)

This is the second part of LoyarBorak #2 discussing the role of the Bar Council, in view of the on-going Bar Council elections. Part 1 is here. This LoyarBorak is moderated by Marcus van Geyzel (who also throws his views into the ring), and the borakkers are Adriana Leu, Foong Cheng Leong, Grace Wong, Lee […]

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[VIDEO] How Did Lord Bobo’s Minions & This Song Get Onto RadioDemokratika?

[VIDEO] How Did Lord Bobo’s Minions & This Song Get Onto RadioDemokratika?

Fahmi: “… macam, macam Pearl Jan …” In what is the last episode (#124) of the year, PopTeeVee’s The Fairly Current Show brings on (to its peril) two LoyarBurokkers – Farez Jinnah, the curator of MyConsti‘s soon-to-be-released, excellent RadioDemokratika, and Fahri Azzat, Lord Bobo’s Minion, to speak (and sing to) you! Who let that song […]

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LoyarBorak #2: How Relevant Is The Bar Council? (Part 1)

LoyarBorak #2: How Relevant Is The Bar Council? (Part 1)

LoyarBorak #2 focuses on the role of the Bar Council, in view of the on-going Bar Council elections. Postal ballots must be returned by 30 November 2010, and the results are expected on 1 December 2010.

This LoyarBorak is moderated by Marcus van Geyzel (who also throws his views into the ring), and the borakkers are Adriana Leu, Foong Cheng Leong, Grace Wong, Lee Shih and Siti Shahrom, who all approach the discussion from their different experiences and positions in the legal profession. Please borak along in the comments section below.

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The Glory of God

The Glory of God

Does the Big Bang debunk god or did god create the Big Bang?

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Affirmative Action (Part 3): Where Are We Heading?

Affirmative Action (Part 3): Where Are We Heading?

LoyarBurok is publishing this 3-part article we received from a law student at a local university who prefers to be known as “Batu 5”. Part 3 poses the hard questions Malaysia needs to answer to move forward.

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Special Court Rules Banning Public And Media Unconstitutional

Special Court Rules Banning Public And Media Unconstitutional

Perhaps the only question which remains is whether any public-spirited media organisation or person will take the new rules banning them to task. But then again, if the Chief Justice himself advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that the ban was legal, how would a suit in our courts declaring the rules unconstitutional fare?

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Affirmative Action (Part 2): The Value Of Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action (Part 2): The Value Of Affirmative Action

LoyarBurok is publishing this 3-part article we received from a law student at a local university who prefers to be known as “Batu 5.” Part 2 takes an incisive look at whether the NEP has achieved its objectives.

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Affirmative Action (Part 1): The Origins Of Malaysia’s Affirmative Action Policies

Affirmative Action (Part 1): The Origins Of Malaysia’s Affirmative Action Policies

LoyarBurok is publishing this 3-part article we received from a law student at a local university who prefers to be known as “Batu 5.” Part 1 looks back on the original intent of Malaysia’s affirmative action policies.

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Time to break the impasse

Time to break the impasse

By not confronting racial and religious issues, civil court judges have abdicated their duty to uphold the people’s constitutional rights to equality and freedom of religion. ON Nov 12, much to the dismay of many Malaysians, the Federal Court declined to answer five constitutional questions of public importance on unilateral conversion of children to Islam […]

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Being Buddha And The Art Of Choosing A Box

Being Buddha And The Art Of Choosing A Box

New and Improved! Buddha now comes in a box. Enlightenment sold separately.

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No Hearing Date For K. Selvach’s Habeas Corpus Application

No Hearing Date For K. Selvach’s Habeas Corpus Application

Lawyers For Liberty calls out the courts for its blatant disregard to the rights and freedom of the rakyat.

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[UPDATED] Unity in Small Doses

[UPDATED] Unity in Small Doses

[UPDATED on 21 November 2010. Thank you Rainstorm for the correction.] Do Malaysians only work together when there is an anti-mega tower page to “like”?

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Get equipped to help Orang Asli: Native Title Rights workshop

Get equipped to help Orang Asli: Native Title Rights workshop

The Bar Council Committee on Orang Asli Rights (COAR), Human Rights Committee and Professional Standards and Development Committee, are co-organising a workshop on “Native Title Rights – the Issues, Claims and the Law.”

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10 Things: I Discovered About Malaysians With Google

10 Things: I Discovered About Malaysians With Google

What are Malaysian netizens thinking in general? 10 interesting social discoveries with regards to the curiosity, prosperity and even matrimonial bliss of Malaysians at large, using the power of Google search suggestions.

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