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I returned from the United Kingdom after a short break and my call to the Bar in October 2008. My call to the English Bar will always be memorable for two reasons. The first reason is that it happened on my father's birthday of Oct 9, and the second is that it was held in the Temple Church that was made famous by the Da Vinci Code.
The Government recently tabled a bill known as the Anti Fake News bill in the Dewan Rakyat. The bill was widely criticised by the opposition, civil society groups and media organisations. They argue that if the bill becomes law, it will be used on dissenting and opposition voices.
CHILDREN. As of late, we can’t deny that they’ve been the target of some really sick stuff. We only have to look back to last week to see the latest case: a temporary teacher at a vernacular school was charged last Thursday with committing sexual physical contact on a nine-year-old male pupil.
Over the past couple of weeks there have been numerous news reports of children being sexually assaulted by father, grandfathers, brothers, cousins and stepfathers.
The new Animal Welfare Act clearly defines animal cruelty and imposes substantial penalties.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known to be both methodical and mercurial. He remains Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister but has turned against the party that sustained him for his entire political career and is cavorting with former political rivals whom in the past he derided as anti-national.
Social media has been both a boon and a bane. On one hand, it has democratised information, connected billions of people, allowed people to create awareness on current issues, allowed government and agencies to reach out to the people and even made education more accessible.