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My sister in law gave birth to a healthy baby boy just a day before Malaysia celebrate our 49th Merdeka independence day.

The welcoming of a new life in our big family has left me pondering lots of things.. to be a better man, to be a great uncle that my nephews and niece can take as a role model.

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I wonder how many Malaysian adults can remember the 5 principles of Rukunegara? I couldn’t, shame on me.

I don’t know how did I manage to forget Rukunegara, or Rukun Negara, our national ideology. Perhaps it just show that our Rukunegara are gradually being forgotten, or is it just my problem of having fading memories?

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Malaysia’s Minister of Energy, Water and Telecommunications, Dr Lim Keng Yaik has finally raised his voice against the poor broadband service in the country.

Dr Lim has made a pledge to lead a consumer awareness campaign against poor quality broadband services. [NST]

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The Lina Joy issue has been making lots of chaos in Malaysia recently, especially among the Muslim community. A religion conversion has now turn into death threats and showing the dark side of religion extremist in Malaysia.

Want to share a recently published New York Times article about the Lina Joy saga, a pretty interesting read and a nice piece of summary of the event thus far.. [Once Muslim, Now Christian and Caught in the Courts]

I am not going to debate on Lina Joy’s rights for conversion, I’m not going to pretend that I understand Al-Quran, and I don’t have the expertise to tackle on issues involving national constitutions, and as often.. freedom of speech is never a good option when it’s involving religion sensitivity in Malaysia.

Remember the scene from movie “Forest Gump” when Tom Hanks just couldn’t stop running?

In real life there’s a man that keep on running, with intention to complete 50 marathons in 50 days in all 50 (USA) states for the sake of raising awareness for people that have largely been forgotten a year after Hurricane Katrina slammed the region.

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