The Micah Mandate: Back to the Current

Making sure the Micah Mandate is on the move weekly is quite a discipline 🙂

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Reflection
LOOK WHO’S TALKING WITH THE OTHER SIDE? by Sivin Kit
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After the euphoria of the results of the last election, the elated feelings of hope now have come back down to cautious scepticism about what is the next step for our country. The recent UMNO-PAS talks have caused alarm among many non-Muslims, especially when many supported what they perceived to be a more progressive PAS. There have been voices from the Malay Muslim community which lauds this move by both parties. Of course, what we see is merely the tip of the iceberg; it is news generated from mainstream media which we can’t help but read with more than a pinch of salt. The latest news is that PAS reaffirms their commitment to the Pakatan Rakyat, and their refusal to cooperate with UMNO came to the relief of some and the frustration of others.

One thing is certain, I am learning not to allow the ups and down of my daily life to be determined by the headlines of the main stream media. There is always more than meets the eye, and in our current Malaysian context where news is based on spinning or speculation, so much effort is needed to read between the lines where we don’t have access to more reliable facts. I was amused when I read that a blogger was considering cancelling his satellite TV Astro subscription in the light of the political dramas these days. I’m glad I had not even started subscribing. The news and views on the internet are already information overload and for better or worse keeps me glued to the latest; better than any TV series.

Experience
I wrote to my MP by TK Tan
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The reply came a few days later in a short, terse message:

Thanks for the info.
I will do just that.

And in this simple way, I participated in the political process.

Commentary
Impeachment by Bob Teoh
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Reflection
8 PRAYER THAT COVERS WOUNDS By Koichi Ohtawa
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Reflection
MICAH MANDATE’S WEEKLY BIBLICAL CHALLENGE (updated weekly) By Peter Young
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Commentary
Weekly News Monitor: 4 August, 2008
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Peter’s Pithy Pointers

OG – OLYMPIC GAMES AND OVERCROWDED GAOLS

About Sivin Kit

man of one wife, father of four kids
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