By S Thayaparan

The social contract is ours to create

"Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember." - Alan Moore (V for Vendetta)

COMMENT At the recent homophobic and Anwar Ibrahim-bashing Himpunan Barisan 1Malaysia, the nebulous "social contract" was dusted off and like a real document (which it is most certainly not), used to plead the Umno case.

p sivamurugan barisan 1malaysia gatheringUniversity Sains Malaysia associate professor P Sivamurugan (right) sycophantically counselled that "this social contract must be strengthened for greater improvement," and to add to his rather disingenuous diatribe linking criticisms of the so-called social contract to a misunderstanding of the constitution, he weaseled in "it is up to majority who do (understand), to defend the constitution"...