The Squirrel and the Bird


I find this cute–The Squirrel and the Bird Simple things makes me happy because they teach me to appreciate God’s Earth. They do not cost money yet they make us appreciate the richness of life, but  only if we can put our egos (that sense of inferiority that makes us lie and cheat) aside.–Din Merican

Herr Adolf Hitler: From “Dunderhead”to Demagogue


October 1, 2016 NY Times Book Review   How did Adolf Hitler — described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a “half-insane rascal,” a “pathetic dunderhead,” a “nowhere fool,” a “big mouth” — rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and … Continue reading

Message to Donald Trump from Mexico’s Ambassador to Malaysia


October 1, 2016 Message to Donald Trump from Mexico’s Ambassador to Malaysia READ Bunn Nagara’s article here: http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/behind-the-headlines/2016/09/25/realities-behind-the-wall-the-fuss-over-measures-to-prevent-illegal-migration-seems-as-out-of-touch/ Mexico is convinced that the phenomenon of migration and refugees demands an integral approach with a shared responsibility of all the governments involved, with an inclusive and solidarity vision and full respect of human rights. Walls cannot … Continue reading

Thomas Piketty’s Capital–A Book Review


September 30, 2016 BOOK REVIEW Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty by Stephanie Flanders There has been an intense debate about this surprise bestseller. What is the upshot? This is a VIB – very important book. Nearly everyone agrees about that. But the reasons for its importance have changed in the months since it … Continue reading

The Buffoons in UMNO


September 30, 2016 The Buffoons in UMNO by Mustafa K Anuar Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah has received a death threat and understandably is concerned for her safety. UMNO Chief Buffoon In the meantime, Mohd Ali Baharom, or infamously known as Ali Tinju, the man who was alleged to have made that threat, surrendered himself recently to the Police for investigation – and was later released on Police bail. … Continue reading