September 3, 2019

Yes or No: Which Way Would I Go?

A close friend remarked: “I’d rather us stay in the Federation but maintaining the autonomy”. And then the question popped into mind: am I pro-Federation or pro-Independence? Am I a No or a Yes? (No to Independence, Yes to Separation a la the Scottish Referendum). In my early 20s, I am not ashamed to say I am pro-Independence. I would love to see Sarawak as […]

January 10, 2018

Les Affaires, C’est Moi

Though deemed apocryphal, Louis XIV is famously attributed to saying “L’Etat, c’est moi“. This may be transliterated to “I am the State”. As an absolute monarch, the authority of the State came from le Roi Soleil. In businesses, the owners and founders are typically seen as the source of the enterprise. Often I have seen – and been guilty of – embracing a similiar spirit: […]

June 16, 2017

Should the government…?

The most dangerous statement any one could make in a democracy: “The government should…” I subscribe to the political philosophy of limited government and small government. The former part of the ideals of liberalism; the former a philosophy held by classical liberalism, libertarianism, and conservatism. In this piece, ‘government’ does not just mean the Prime Minister, the Federal Cabinet, the Chief Minister, the State Ministers, […]

June 9, 2017

Hung Parliament: Minority Government, Coalition, or Confidence & Supply

Results of the UK Elections are coming in as I write this entry. Already many are calling on the departure of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, and Minister for the Civil Service. Terms that are entering the lexicon of observers and enthusiasts alike include hung parliament and minority government. Of course, there will be those who – like Jeremy […]

April 20, 2017

Hot cakes and Big Breakfast

Today I woke up at 6am to attend a blood taking session at – tentatively – 8am. It’s part of my annual checkup which I do since 2013. As usual, I refrained from anything except plain water in the 12 hours before. When I was finally done, I decided to drop by McDonald’s for breakfast. This was about 10am. By the time I arrived at […]

April 19, 2017

Starting New — Again

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. I have to admit that these past few weeks were filled with frustration just as I thought I was taking control of the situation. I realised the cause comes down to the expectations that I have from myself. In the last few days, I’m feeling as if I was drowning. Or worse: I felt like I am aboard […]

March 26, 2017

Inspired by an Infatuation…

This was written before my last piece – ‘Stepping out of the Shadows‘. Meant for my blog, AldricTinker.com, and not a Facebook note. “What do I look for in a partner?” My age is catching up. I thought I could continue being single for at least two years. Too soon? I just broke up in August 2016. What’s the rush, right? Yes, I was prepared to […]