Thursday, November 26, 2009

Death of Culture

As I was watching AFC channel, in between Nigella Bites and Take Home Chef, there was this one ad that really intrigues me. It started like this.

The narrator : "In Italy, there was a protest when a new fast food restaurant was newly opened.There was one guy standing in front of the restaurant holding a bowl of spaghetti. When asked why did he protest, his answer was"-


Wow, that is just WOW.

Gotta do some reading on this.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kerja dan Cita-Cita

My life has been pretty hectic lately that I hardly have time to blog even though I have so many things on my mind.

Work is pretty hectic but promising.It has been 10 months since I started working at my current firm. There are so many things that I learn along the way, and obviously there's a long way to go.

Sometimes, I can't help but get worried sick about things that are not within my knowledge while handling a particular case. But the good thing is, I get to brush up my research skill and learn to get used to working under pressure. Alhamdulillah.

Nothing is more satisfying than hearing good news from the court at the end of the case. At least this will keep me going in the hope of becoming one helluva good lawyer, just like those lawyers that I look up to, those who never fail to keep me mesmerized, the articulacy, professionalism and substance. Ini adalah cita-citaku, agak tinggi dan berapa tahun lamanya mungkin...

Monday, November 16, 2009

“Terrorism doesn't just blow up buildings; it blasts every other issue off the political map. The spectre of terrorism - real and exaggerated - has become a shield of impunity, protecting governments around the world from scrutiny for their human rights abuses.”

Naomi Klein

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

National Unity?

On 26 October 2009, I got an invitation from The Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) to speak at the National Unity Forum. Before accepting the invitation, my head just couldn't stop thinking about so many questions. 1 Malaysia, National Unity and the diabolical cow-head protest. Questions after questions, the slogan, the rhetoric and the reality, all these kept on hanging in my mind.

The given topic was The Voice of Young Malaysians – How The Younger Generation Perceives National Unity. After giving it a thought and after consulting my tok guru on this issue, I decided to start my talk by looking at the jurisprudential approach which has heavily influenced my understanding on legal and humanitarian issues.

Oh wait, before the panelists started their talks, the moderator would first introduce the panelists to the floor. I find that my introduction was rather "interesting" as the moderator put that "the next panelist is an interesting person as she is one of the lawyers who got arrested whilst discharging their duties at the police station".

I guess the delegates and I just couldn't contain ourselves but to laugh at the remarks made by the moderator, Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria, who happens to be one of the SUHAKAM Commissioners sitting on SUHAKAM public inquiry into the arrest of 5 legal aid lawyers at the Brickfileds Police Station. It was a good move to keep every one awake I believe :P

So, to sum it up, I had so much fun interacting with the panelists and the delegates. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to share some important insights and perspective with the delegates, ranging from opening up democratic spaces, abolishing draconian laws that hamper democracy and violate human rights, Aristotle's philosophy on the people, being one political community, the spirit of the People's Constitutional Proposal for Malaya drafted by the people 10 years before Independence.

National unity? I believe the answer can be found here.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

My Constitution Campaign : Forum "Conversations on the Constitution: What is the Federal Constitution?"

Dear All,

You are invited to MyConstitution Forum "Conversations on the Constitution: What is the Federal Constitution?"

Date :13 November 2009
Venue : Bar Council Auditorium, Jalan Leboh Pasar
Time : 3.00pm.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this campaign by sharing your views with these panelists- Aziz Bari, Azmi Shahrom, Sulaiman Abdullah, Shad Faruqi and Malik Imtiaz.

Open to all!

To find out more about MyConstitution Campaign, you can visit:-