Privacy very is important to me. It is important not just in the practical sense but also as a matter of principle with the context that I am a libertarian. Even in the internet age when doxing and hacking are almost normal and easily done, surveillance and privacy breaches are still a concern. Now, the 1Malaysia […]

The implementation of the Automatic Enforcement System (AES) is proving to be so controversial that even federal backbenchers are joining the federal opposition in criticizing the system. For the uninitiated, the AES is a privately-financed and operated system of speed traps under the purview of the Road Transport Department (JPJ). It has two functions: catch […]

I took me awhile to decide whether I should post this photo up. I snapped it back in January this year when I was lingering in Paris for a number of weeks, possibly on a painful but necessary fool’s errand. I had to do it in order to move on. So, this is five months […]

With two high-profile kidnapping cases along with perception of high crime rate, the Malaysian authority is advocating mass installation of closed circuit TV to fight crime. Advocates of CCTVs are convinced that the device will help in bringing crime rate down. While that may be so — there are debates on whether presence of CCTVs […]

The 42nd President of the United States of America faced impeachment because he lied about his sexual relationship with an acquaintance while 43rd President escapes any chance of impeachment in office despite misleading the public into going to war. Absurd? If that is so, then the episode surrounding Chua Soi Lek that led to his […]

Technology has no inherent value by itself. Just like any tool, it sits neutrally in the middle of value spectrum. Such neutrality however does not prevent any technology from being utilized towards specific value, be it for better or worse. Nuclear technology for instance could be harnessed to provide humanity with electricity or as weapon, […]