Some time back in 2015, I walked down to the train station after having a late meal in Bangsar. It was almost an hour to midnight and I did not want to miss the last train home. It usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get to the Bangsar train station from Jalan Telawi […]

Harun al-Rashid, the celebrated ruler who appears in the Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, reigned over an immense empire that stretched right across the Middle East and into Asia. He also won renown as poet and a lover of scholarship. When he was declared Caliph, Harun opened the treasury and distributed prizes to […]

Why do some people refuse to pay income tax? Perhaps the word ”˜some’ understates the gravity of the matter. The Ministry of Finance just recently shared that out of approximately two million Malaysians within taxable income bracket, only just over about half of them paid their due last year. This has prompted the Internal Revenue […]

Already it is December. My, oh my, how time flies. I woke up last Saturday to discover that it was already 12 hours into December. Around this time several years ago, I’d wake up in a very dark room, curtain blocking the sunlight from penetrating. I’d smile because I was thankful to be alive. I […]

[1288] Of free Nat

I wish to register my support for a friend. I wonder if this has anything to do with Tian Chua’s French dinner for 3. Nat after all is quite close to him. Like other bloggers, I first met him at BUM 2007. p/s — poster taken from Mob’s Crib. pp/s — more from Elizabeth Wong: […]

As Alberto Gonzales gets into trouble, his aide invokes the Fifth Amendment: WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, citing her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday. “I have decided to follow […]