Brave New World
To earn the respect and trust of the people, the police should act as professional defenders of the law with the confidence to be monitored by an independent body.
Vagueness and clarity can both lead to befuddlement and irritation, but at the end of the day, good sense, justice and fairness must prevail.
WHEN criticising laws and policies in this country, one of the stock answers that one is faced with is that the majority voted for the government in power, therefore, they are obviously happy with those said laws and policies. The majority rules after all.
A truly democratic system of governance, coupled with a paradigm shift away from the divisive one we have become so used to, are worth fighting for.
Just like the game, GE13 is proving to be exciting and unpredictable as we await the big kick-off.
When the law is seen as being used in a discretionary manner, that is to say it is being applied to some and not to others, not only is this clearly wrong, but it will also lead to extreme anger.
Egyptian kings loved their massive mega projects, all built to announce their greatness as well as to instil awe and fear among the populace. Today, all around the world, we see the same mad egotism practised by the powerful.
DESPITE the emotional calls of the invaders that they are simply taking what is theirs, what they have done is deeply wrong and unlawful. In international law there is no justification for the use of arms except in self-defence.
Long-term systemic changes which include good transparent governance, strong legislation and proper access to the judiciary are key to protecting the environment.
OUR university students have been in the news recently. The most high profile coverage of course went to K.S. Bawani, the UUM law undergraduate whose attempt at getting her views across at a university forum was rather unceremoniously shut down by an overzealous moderator who apparently did not like what the young woman had to say.
They say living in the technological age and being wired to the Web is deemed necessary to get ahead in the modern world.