Amendments tabled for today

A. Official Labour amendment Tabled by Jeremy Corbyn and backed by a series of frontbenchers, this pushes the party policy of avoiding no deal and instead seeking a form of customs union. Amendments to the Labour amendment,…

The 4.1 miles of human plight

This documentary titled ‘4.1 Miles’ centres on a Coast Guard on the island of Lesbos in Greece battling to save refugees at risk from drowning at sea. It won the ‘David L. Wolper Student Documentary…

Are left-wingers pushing for Brexit helping the right’s agenda?

While the arguments for and against Brexit are currently framed as a left-right divide, the reality is not so binary. There are left-wingers who voted for Brexit and right-wingers who voted to remain. The cross-over…

A Review of ‘Pig Wrestling’

I love pigs. Actually, on second thoughts, I ought to be despising them because I was a huge fan of Pork curry till last year. Taking up mindful eating brought to mind little piglets being…

The Catholic Church and the Indian nuns of the #metoo movement

Does the Catholic Church have a strange predilection for sex related misdemeanours and scandals? If not why does it remain silent apart from occasional apologetic proclamations from the Pope? If it does want to be…

Of all the ridiculous instances of nepotism

A modern day instance of “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” (“Let them eat cake”) is being played out in the unhallowed halls of Trump’s White House. While public sector workers are facing their third week without…

The scandal of NHS gloves and Malaysian working practices

Migrants who work in Malaysia are known to face discrimination and stigma and it is disconcerting to see just how wide spread and entrenched this is. A factory based in Malaysia has been accused of…

Would you tell a neighbour off for having noisy sex?

Given the current arduous political climate there is really nothing much to laugh over that is featured in the news (apart from John Crace in the Guardian). So it was with much delight that I…

Malaysia was almost The Economist’s ‘Country of the Year’

Malaysia was one of three countries considered by the Economist for the ‘Country of the Year’ award in 2018. Ethiopia and Armenia were the other two finalists with the latter being the winner. The word…

First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV