IT was exactly five months ago that a female colleague and I were physically assaulted by several members of the infamous Red Shirts group when covering a Bersih 5.0 convoy in Kuala Selangor.
The incident sticks in my memory as if it were yesterday. What was supposed to be a routine out-of-town assignment for us turned into an ugly and frightening encounter on the evening of Oct 15.
Akil Yunus believes the world would be a better place without politics, but also a lot duller. He is a moderate at everything but eating, and feels people should make sense, not war.