On its face, patriotism seems to be a straightforward concept but it is not. It calls for an empathetic understanding of what makes your country your country – what makes Malaysia Malaysia, and a true devotion of ensuring Malaysia is what its people envision it to be. […]
Mulan was recently released in Malaysia. Amidst the #BoycottMulan movement, my friend asked whether I was going to watch it. I said yes.
Mulan should be judged based on its quality as a cinematic work. One can do more than boycotting a movie to support human rights. […]
That made me realised that my main source of anger, as mentioned above, arise out of pure hope as a lawyer who has just been in practice for 2 years. I have hoped that every lawyer who had been admitted to the Bar is really a fit and proper person to be admitted as an officer of the Court. By fit and proper, it means at the very least, that there is always an application of mind to the file they manage; that they strive to bring their best case forward without misleading the Judge(s); that they do not do all things necessary just to win, bearing in mind their first duty is as an officer of the Court, and their duty to client comes second. […]
This reminds me of one of the chapters I read in ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’. Rolf Dobelli talked about an irrationality called the “confirmation bias”. He called it “the mother of all misconceptions” and “the father of all fallacies”. Confirmation bias is the tendency to seek, interpret, favour, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions. In plain language, you collect information to confirm your biasness. Here, I collected information to make sure what I planned to write in my blog post is justified and supported with facts. […]
What sets them apart is, unlike many of us, they have extraordinary callings in life. The titles they carry are expected to be synonymous to perfection. They have on their shoulders unforgiving burdens and responsibilities. If to err is human, people certainly expect them to be God and Goddess. […]