Friday Jottings By Shamsul Akmar

A soul and spirit breaking tragedy


pic by SHAMSUL AKMAR THERE’S a wooden house which looks forlorn and forgotten in the Lake Gardens area. It is a model of a Felda settler’s home ...

Pining for irrelevancy


by SHAMSUL AKMAR / graphic by TMR SOMETHING very weird seems to be going on in the State of Johor if the Regent, obviously backed by the Sultan of ...

The dumbing down of the shackled minds

Graphic By TMR 
Some writers of English publications were of the opinion that the current government should move forward and focus on rebuilding ...

The unearthing 
of the permissible inebriation

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
There seems to be a thin line between lies and secrets. It is alright to lie if it is to protect secrets or in order ...

The mystical power of logic

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By TMR FILE PIX
IT WAS a “tears from a tree” rush in a village in Kota Baru, Kelantan, a few weeks ago. Residents there seemed ...

Accursed to suffer idle minds

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic by BERNAMA
A Daulat Tuanku, the Malay equivalent of Long Live the King, is in order following the ascension of the Sultan of ...

Regality in Royalties, one and none


By SHAMSUL AKMAR / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL THERE is something in the air or rather in cyberspace — one of anticipation, at times of trepidation. ...

Dismissing the diminishing, dim moves

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
AS THE 2018 curtains draw to a close, on reflection, it was obviously the year of political euphoria and ...

Dealing with the fragility of race relations

by SHAMSUL AKMAR/ Pic by BERNAMA
IF ANYONE thought that Auditor- General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad’s damning revelations that former Prime Minister (PM) ...

Blissful existence in the IQ of a turnip

By SHAMSUL AKMAR
Now that Khairy Jamaluddin, who once enjoyed a meteoric rise in Umno, had on several occasions denounced 1Malaysia Development Bhd ...

LKY is no Dr M

In eulogising Lee Kuan Yew recently, a few writers took the opportunity to demonise Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in making comparison between the two ...

Estranged bedfellows

Some Pakatan Rakyat (PR) diehards, who believe that the loose Opposition coalition is the answer to all of Malaysia’s woes, are wondering why PAS is ...