Why I blog, ah? — the answer is “saje-lah” – the Malay word for “simply”.
But seriously, I started to think of blogging when my editor(s) said something like this” “if you want to write as you like, and not get your stuff edited or censored, start your own website”.
Well, as more and more of my stories get censored even by so-called independent media under the guise of “clarity, brevity, balance and fairness, here i am.
The focus of this blog initially was to be on human rights or the “in-human” part of it, hence the tagline “in-human rights“.
Politicians in Asia often legitimise their disregard for human rights by saying “human rights is a Western concept”. How wrong could they be. Human rights are for all, the only language that transcends all human barriers – whether it is race, religion, ideology or simply social status. Beyond all, human rights? is a birth right.
But the contents of my blog are evolving. Nothing is fixed. The taglines are changing too, for I never believe in being constant. I love change.
Prof. KS Jomo?once said – when I asked him if he had seen my blog – “I don’t know what it is all for”. And I said “About anything and everything – relek lah”.
So I shall blog about everything and anything that touches me, and yes BE PREPARED. I have a “distorted” view of the world sometimes, a crooked and deviant’s view. Most of the time, it is a very harsh and political view. But always, a brutally honest one.