In John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty”, he pens his thoughts on individual rights and mob rule. He states that there are 3 types of tyrannies; First being the tyranny of one over the few/many (dictatorships, oligarchies etc.); Second being the tyranny of many over the one/few (e.g. democracies); And third, which he argues is the worst of all, the tyranny of custom.
But what happens when tyranny of the majority is further strengthened by the tyranny of custom? Continue reading Tyranny of the Malay Muslim majority
What is promoting zina?
“You should have sex before marriage! Nay, you MUST have sex before marriage! Let’s start a campaign asking everyone to have sex before they marry!”
What is NOT promoting zina?
“We cannot dictate people’s choices to have sex before/after marriage, but they should learn safe sex to avoid STDs, unwanted pregnancies, and coercion/manipulation.”
Continue reading Teaching abstinence is not enough
Free spirit, free spirit,
Leaving a mark in everyone you meet.
Free spirit, free spirit,
Missing you more than I’m willing to admit. Continue reading Free Spirit
As constellations and stars collide,
Sometimes we just need a lover by our side.
Space dust and collapsing nebulas,
Your story has been written in the stars. Continue reading In Celebration Of Love
Ladies and gentlemen, friend or foe,
Thank you for joining me today in expressing my woes.
Before us lies our dearly departed,
And their murder has left me truly disheartened. Continue reading In Beloved Memory
I have been asked many times by different people throughout the years how to improve their English. A lot of them raise the point that the words I use are understandable and not always bombastic, but it has never crossed their minds to use it a certain way in a sentence. I am extremely flattered by their queries, but I have to first admit that my English is not the best. However, I am willing to help those who are keen in improving theirs and I hope that this blog post will help you! Continue reading Improving My English
Words. That was all it took for you. I’ve read many beautiful things in my life, but nothing quite like you. I find myself reading your lines over and over again, getting lost in the intricacy of your sentences, trying to untangle your metaphors. Continue reading My supernova.
Today, a vacuum was left in the universe; a void in the shape of a man whose feeble body rests on a wheelchair. Despite his dormant state, his mind was alive – an active volcano behind the facade of peace and tranquillity. Continue reading Stephen Hawking: A Voiceless Thunder Laid To Rest
Before I start, I think it is important for me first to explain what I mean by “being in the grey area.” For many people, it means being a fence-sitter or uncertain. In the context of this post, it means already having your own convictions while still allowing room for compromise and discourse. Continue reading Of cognition and grey areas.