PusatRakyatLB’s resident intern Frances gives her take. “Like woman, software systems are used as man’s tools, his media and his weapons: all are developed in the interest of the man, but all are poised to betray him” – Sadie Plant Bailey Poland, the author, addresses two main questions in this book: what is it about online […]
PusatRakyatLB intern Frances recently attended Suhakam’s National Conference on Death Penalty in Kuala Lumpur. Here’s her take on how it went down and where Malaysia is now when it comes to death penalty, including in comparison to other jurisdictions. “It is more terrifying waiting to know if you will die than actually dying”. In the […]
The inimitable Fahri Azzat returns to the most awesome blawg with an evisceration of the practice of asking counsel to supply Cross Examination questions in advance There will come a time in your legal practice when you are directed to do something so senseless, so illogical and so silly but you have no choice because […]
A roadmap to reform of the oppressive laws and practices stifling media freedom in Malaysia.
After nine long years, Indira Gandhi’s challenge against the unilateral conversion of her three children to Islam has finally drawn to a close. MCCHR interns Sarah and Max were at the Federal Court on 29 January 2018 and this is their summary of the Federal Court’s decision. The full grounds of judgement of the Federal Court […]
Hui Matthew talks about how she copes with the guilt of being a super active mom.
Activist mom Honey Tan shares her unconventional way of bringing up her son
Read this inspiring story of Surita, a mother of two, who shares that as a mother she constantly worries for her children, especially her son who is autistic and has been diagnosed with leukaemia, and how she draws strength from God and her family. She confessed feeling a little nervous about the interview when we […]
Today Priscilla and Sarah chronicle the journey of Esther, a courageous mother who came to Malaysia as a refugee. Esther tells a harrowing tale of how she came to Malaysia, for a better life for her and her child. Esther has not seen her parents in five years. Tears fill her eyes every time she […]
Sarah-Ann and Priscilla continue their Mother’s Day tribute with an interview with Dr. Hartini Zainudin, activist and mother. If there’s one word to describe Dr. Hartini Zainudin’s motherhood journey, it would be “unconventional”. We had the privilege of catching this passionate lady on her “off day” to speak about her values and principles in raising […]
In the second article of the ‘Mother’s Day 2017’ series, Priscilla and Sarah-Ann speaks to Thila about her remarkable journey and strength with her equally remarkable son, Murkeish. “Can you please stop crying, Ma? I don’t want to see tears in your eyes. Go wash your face, apply some powder and comb your hair, then […]
In conjunction with Mother’s Day 2017, Sarah-Ann and Priscilla decided to dabble in a mini passion project to interview and feature the stories of seven mothers in Malaysia. Their strength, courage and dedication towards their children, family and society serve as beacons of inspiration for all of us. The immaculate house was decorated tastefully with […]
Simpton Penyakit Yang Menular Saya dapati terdapat budaya toksik/racun yang rata-ratanya penuh amarah, kutuk-mengutuk dan percubaan untuk menjatuhkan orang lain dalam perbincangan di ruang awam terutamanya di talian maya daripada komuniti Melayu berpelembagaan. Antaranya isu RUU355 yang menimbulkan perasaan yang kuat antara mereka yang menyokong dan membantahnya. Saya sebagai ahli BEBAS juga mengambil bahagian dengan […]
Upon returning from the United Kingdom two years ago, I was keen to be involved in a sport that would demand my fitness level be improved, discipline developed and endurance challenged. I have previously heard of the KL Barbarians through some mutual friends, and decided to try it out at one of their introduction sessions […]
As a lawyer, it has long fascinated me how corporations can get away with murder. Literally. When the Macondo well blew up in April 2010, killing 11 people and polluting the Gulf of Mexico, the public screamed blue murder. Pressure was on Obama to find out “who did it” and put Them away. This sent […]
For seven long years, Indira Gandhi has fought for judicial remedy concerning the unilateral conversion of her three children. After many ups and downs, the case went into its final round before the Federal Court on 14th and 15th November 2016. What has happened so far? Before discussing the events on 14th and 15th November, […]
Uncovering the burkini ban in France
…an extension to offline harassment?
Yudistra Darma Dorai’s impressions of Rehman Rashid’s latest book.