Friday Jottings By Shamsul Akmar

Hallowed the charter be

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NOW that Umno and PAS had signed what is dubbed as the Piagam Muafakat Nasional, which some had translated as National Consensus Charter ...

The witless rhyme and reason

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IF THERE’S anything to the planned unification between Umno and PAS, set to be inked on a charter this Saturday, it will add to the ...

So, be careful what you wish for…

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A HASHTAG (#) for keeps in the Malaysian cyber sphere seems to be #Kerajaansepenggal — simply translated to be a one-term ...

The shackles of independence

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TOMORROW, Malaysia celebrates its national day or independence day as some may prefer. Just over two weeks later, on the 16th of ...

Change, the end is nigh

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THERE is something about the Utusan Melayu/Malaysia saga that offers numerous dimensions for those who care for it to reflect on. ...

A fragility that is tough to break

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BY NOW, surely most Malaysians would have noticed that it had been a cacophonic two weeks of overbearing racial-religious narratives. ...

The deceptive mirror of vanity


pic by RAZAK GHAZALI IT IS said that most in the country are tired of all the debates, demands and threats pertaining to when and who will succeed the ...

The distance not yet stretched, the embarrassment yet to flush


pic by BERNAMA IN 2016, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was then a former prime minister, was officially informed that, to avoid any kesipuan ...

An unmerited honour of convenience


pic by BERNAMA THE idiom that there is “honour among thieves” is often a subject of dispute. On one hand, the saying is supposed to reflect that even ...

A plot, one too many

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PARADOXES, some ironic, are in abundance in the ongoing saga of the sex video clips which attempt to implicate Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin ...

The blowing of the hunting horn


by SHAMSUL AKMAR / pic by TMR FILE PIX IF ANYONE wants to deduce what the widely discussed and viewed sex video represented, one possible suggestion ...

Stop the reliving of a shameful past


pic by RAZAK GHAZALI A NUMBER of commenters and pundits seem to be of the opinion that the proposed debate between former Prime Minister (PM) Datuk ...