Malaysiakini Opinion

Demons and demolitions

Azly Rahman  |  Published:  |  Modified:

"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."

"The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao-tzu, "founder" of Taoism

A human being. A squatter area. A Taoist temple. A hope for religious dialogue. These are demolished within the last 100 days.

It seems that the last quarter of the year 2006 will mark the last 100 days that shook Malaysia. In the Mongolian model we see a human being murdered beyond our ability to comprehend what hideousness mean.

In the demolishing of the squatter area of Kampong Berembang, we see the symbol of quick-fixing a complex social issue.

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