Underneath the Mango Tree in Permatang Pauh

Underneath the Mango Tree in Permatang Pauh

Permatang Pauh: Most well-known ‘mango territory’

Underneath the Mango Tree (Music Video Parody)

Malaysiakini news by Athi Veeranggan | Aug 23, 08

It’s undeniable that Permatang Pauh by-election has hit the international limelight because one man – the parliamentary constituency’s favourite son and opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim.

Foreign journalists flocked to this semi-urban constituency on nomination day last Saturday and will again comb the area this weekend in the run-up to polling day on Aug 26.

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An Hwa Yi Bu La Sin or Ebrahim or End War Abraham? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

An Hwa Yi Bu La Sin or Ebrahim or End War Abraham?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet


An Hwa or End War or Ann Wha or Ibrahim

Abraham or Ebrahim or Eebulasin o 



An Hwa (Hokkkien) End War (CNN) Abraham (Christian) 

Annuar Ebrahim (Burmese /Pakistan / Northern Indian /Bengladesh)

Ibrahim (Malay) Ann Wha Yi Bu La Sin (Mandrine)


“What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose 

By any other name would smell as sweet (Romeo and Juliet) ” – William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s other quotes for DSAI_

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Capitalism is the economic system in which the means of production are owned by private persons, and operated for profit[1] and where investments, distribution, income, production and pricing of goods andservices are predominantly determined through the operation of a free market.[2] Capitalism is usually considered to involve the right of individuals and corporations to trade, incorporate, employ workers, and usemoney, in goods, services (including finance), labor and land. [2] By definition, production and distribution in a capitalist system are governed by the free market rather than state regulation,[3] though this does not exclude the state defining and enforcing the basic rules of the market[4] and may include the provision of a few basic public goods and infrastructure.[5] Classic unrestrained capitalism is currently confined to theory, as “all of the capitalistic societies of the West have mixed economies that temper capitalism” with interventionist government regulation and social programs.[6]  Continue reading

Distributism, a better system than Capitalism and Socialism



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Distributism, also known as distributionism and distributivism, is a third-way economic philosophy formulated by such Roman Catholicthinkers as G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc to apply the principles of Catholic Social Teaching articulated by the Roman Catholic Church, especially in Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum[1] and more expansively explained by Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Quadragesimo Anno[2] According to distributism, the ownership of the means of production should be spread as widely as possible among the general populace, rather than being centralized under the control of the state (socialism) or wealthy private individuals (capitalism). A summary of distributism is found in Chesterton’s statement: “Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists.”[3]

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The paradox of intellectual honesty

The paradox of intellectual honesty

 Jeremiah Liang’s letter to the Malaysiakini

The ability to consider dispassionately two opposite ideas is a sign of


  • intellectual maturity
  • and honesty.
  • Far be it for a sound-thinking rational person to have no passion about anything.
  • But it is essential for him/her, when faced with 
    • two opposite ideas, 
    • two contrasting choices, 

to consider everything with a cool head and a warm heart.


Aristotle wrote: ‘It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.’

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Irrawaddy;Suu Kyi Reportedly Refuses to Meet Gambari


Friday,August 22, 2008

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly refusing to meet UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari because she’s unhappy with the way his mission is being organized and carried out.

An official of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) said: “We heard that she is unhappy with the atmosphere of the Gambari trip.”

Sources suggested that Suu Kyi wanted to make it clear to Gambari that she thought he should also meet Than Shwe and urge the junta leader to begin substantive talks.

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