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Dr Ahmed Kathrada

At a talk by South African civil rights veteran Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Am struck by how similar some elements are to British colonial legacy laws in Malaysia, like the 90-day detention without trial.

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Dr Ahmed Kathrada

At a talk by South African civil rights veteran Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Am struck by how similar some elements are to British colonial legacy laws in Malaysia, like the 90-day detention without trial.

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Forgetful Jones

New method of reminding myself not to leave the office before taking care of certain lab tasks.

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TCID50 don’t believe you read everything on the internet

I’ve had an entertaining last week trying to set up a TCID50 calculation template for some assay development work I’m doing. The long and short of it is that I found out that a Yale professor and the WHO (not to be … Continue reading

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Throwing stuff out the window

Listening to a speech by a high-level company exec. Talking about decision-making, trust, and communication within the company. Told the following story about AIDS prevention as an example of how smart people can make dumb decisions. “For reasons I don’t … Continue reading

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The Unseen

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/22/abu-dhabi-migrant-workers-conditions-shame-west Construction workers being treated terribly…being indebted for a year for exorbitant “recruitment fees” as soon as they land…squalid dorms…employers confiscating passports…accident victims receiving tardy and insufficient medical care. This sounds familiar. I think the most powerful allegory for early … Continue reading

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Bebas, aku naik bas

Met some interesting people on the FLEX bus and waiting for the L bus…a mother taking her half-Arapahoe little boys to the reservation for the first time to see their father – the smaller boy kept handing me his Lightning … Continue reading

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Who run the world

I’d like to write a story for an action movie that goes like this… Three young women go off for a beach holiday, a well-deserved break from being up-and-coming professionals in unusual fields: one is a public policy researcher, another … Continue reading

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Trogdor the Burninator

My parents and the Mouse (recently finished her Master’s and is going to be a Teach for Malaysia fellow) are down in Singapore for a visit so we had dinner together with our cousins Judoka and Spiderman, and my housemate … Continue reading

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Bintan by Bike: getting there

“Hi, I called yesterday and made a reservation. Can you give me directions to Ocean Bay please? I’m cycling from Tanjung Pinang.” “You go out of the ferry terminal, go left, and straight all the way.” Considering Pantai Trikora is … Continue reading

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