Thursday, 21 January 2016

Self Defence and Use of Force for Dummies

Recently there has been a case in my dear old homeland Bolehland, regarding the Death of a robber at the hands of his victim. The victim has been charged with murder, leading to swift satiric comics and comments about how the principle of self-defence works, attached below is such an example.

However based on natural law and most legal scholarship in international Law, the principle of self-defence is tied to the idea of the permissibility of using force for the ideals of self preservation. First things first before you even think about whether self-defence is an inherent right lets first see how the permissibility of use of force works. A use of force may only be used in self defence provided that it fulfils the necessity of said force, even if said necessity is proven the amount of force used must be proportional to the necessity which deems it possible. The cartoon states that it would be illegal for a counter terrorist to use a rifle as it is bigger than a handgun. This is a fallacy where both threats posed by the use of said weapons are proportional where as if it were a machete opposed to a kitchen knife the proportionality is significantly less. In layman’s terms, if you want to defend yourself when necessity provides ensure that you use only as much force that is proportional to prevent harm to yourself. 

Thursday, 24 September 2015


Its that time of year again. Where the faithful, flock to the holy land to fulfill their covenant with the spiritual entity overseeing their lives. Every year Muslims go to Mecca and every year the Haj is plagued by stories of stampede related deaths. The question is why? Why are people in such a rush to finish an element of the haj that it leads to the deaths of others. Why is something so easily avoidable a common occurence every year?

Whilst i am sure the pious would claim they have died in the service of God, I cant help but to question if that is truly the will of God. Whilst God does move in mysterious ways, mankind and its desire to advance in such a rushed manner is more to blame for the fatalities around the world.

Ashli Amir

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Something Different

I know i'm not the most attentive, or attractive or even best looking guys out there. 
I know that i make mistakes, that i mess up.
But all I want to do is make you happy,
all i want to do is make you smile,
so that for at least 15 seconds life isn't so grey.
I try my best to be romantic,
i try my best to be the one you can be happy with.
I hate everytime we fight,
i hate everytime we let our egos do the talking.
I wish you could come with me,
I wish that there were no other obligations.

To the one who has my heart.
Im sorry. I miss you

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Dear IGP

Dear IGP please enlighten me as to what a seditious statement is?

is it like stated in the sedition act where the statement has a seditious tendency? but aren't there exceptions like

Not withstanding anything in subsection (1) an act, speech,
words, publication or other thing shall not be deemed to be
seditious by reason only that it has a tendency—
(a) to show that any Ruler has been misled or mistaken in
any of his measures;
(b) to point out errors or defects in any Government or
constitution as by law established (except in respect of
any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty
or prerogative referred to in paragraph (1)(f) otherwise
than in relation to the implementation of any provision
relating thereto) or in legislation or in the administration
of justice with a view to the remedying of the errors or
(c) except in respect of any matter, right, status, position,
privilege, sovereignty or prerogative referred to in
paragraph (1)(f)—
(i) to persuade the subjects of any Ruler or the
inhabitants of any territory governed by any
Government to attempt to procure by lawful
means the alteration of any matter in the territory of such Government as by law
established; or
(ii) to point out, with a view to their removal, any
matters producing or having a tendency to
produce feelings of ill will and enmity between
different races or classes of the population of
the Federation,
if the act, speech, words, publication or other thing has not
otherwise in fact a seditious tendency.
(3) For the purpose of proving the commission of any offence
against this Act the intention of the person charged at the time he
did or attempted to do or made any preparation to do or conspired
with any person to do any act or uttered any seditious words or
printed, published, sold, offered for sale, distributed, reproduced
or imported any publication or did any other thing shall be
deemed to be irrelevant if in fact the act had, or would, if done,
have had, or the words, publication or thing had a seditious
tendency (Section 3 subsection 2 and 3, Sedition Act 1948)

Or is it basically what YOU interpret is seditious or has seditious tendency?

I am curious


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Of Dogs And Men

It seems to me that JAKIM has the "authority" to intepret what GOD, ALLAH, YAHWEH or whatever you wish to call the Divine's, message to humankind is. That suddenly dogs are spawns of evil that will drag you down to the lowest pits of hell just by being touched by them or touching them for no reason. I mean are they stupid, of course people touch dogs for a reason, they touch them to show them that they are cared for. Dog's are one of many of the creature's created by the Divine and put on this earth. Yes they may be dirty, but its not as if soap or any other form of cleansing materials have not been invented.

To those who are against touching dogs i'm cool with that, just don't harass those who want to. I am just tired of seeing on my news feed/twitter feed people supporting but not supporting, here im referring to those who say, "Oh the event was good, but the way it was carried out was wrong". Look regardless of the way it was carried out, it was carried out, if you don't like it then that's your prerogative but when you say stupid shit like that it just makes you look like a dumbfuck. I mean we claim to want to evolve into an educated society but we still have a large majority of people who refuse to educate themselves.

If anything this whole shenanigan about the dogs and threats towards the event organizer, shows to people how retarded SOME Muslims can be. Heck it then leads to the negative perceptions of Islam from those who are not followers, as if the Islamic State hadn't already confirmed most of the negative suspicions. Islam is not an exclusive religion heck its one of the religions that actively accepts converts however in Malaysia, Islam is backed up by racial sentiments and race-based cultural practices. As such the Religion is now an exclusive mark of a "Malay" in this country.

I feel I have ranted enough, all these opinions are my own, challenge me for them if you wish but all i speak is the truth from my current viewpoint.

Peace be upon all,
Ashli Burton Bin Amir

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Of Being a Mixed Person in a Society That Idolizes Purity

I was born of an English Mother and a Malay Father, growing up I constantly was asked what my ethnicity was and due to the inculcation of the Malaysian mindset I would answer Malay. The problem here is that I am not nor will I ever be Malay, neither will I be English. I am an amalgamation of different races, religions and cultures. This has then led me to the questioning of many norms within society particularly among the Malays, the Indian and the Chinese. Within each ethnic group there are members who claim to be “purebloods” but are they really? In the History of each Ethnic group there has been an invasion per se of a foreign culture, the simplest example; in the Malay ethnic group there have been introductions of foreign cultural elements such as the Hindu culture in marriage, the introduction of Arabic culture as well as Chinese culture in the way people dress, what more the Malays for all intents and purposes are descended from the Indians, the Chinese, the Arabs. To find a pure “Malay” there is no such thing. However don’t think that they Malays are alone in this belief, even among the Chinese there are those who forget that almost the entirety of their ancestry can be traced back to Genghis Khan who was Mongolian not Chinese, The Indians don’t really suffer this sense of superiority with the exception of those who still believe in the Caste system.

            The thrust of this short article is that for a society that wants to espouse the essence of purity, the idea of their own personal purity is a fallacy. So here’s to celebrating the idea of being an amalgamation of a multitude of races, religions, creeds and cultures.

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Constructivists guide to Vlad Draculea AKA Dracula

I know this is a far cry from my normal rantings, but i feel there is a need to clear the air between what we know was fact and what is fiction...

First things first Vlad Draculea was not the the first son of Vlad Dracul of the Draculesti clan. However the way he got to become the "Impaler Prince" as people call him was due to the internal politicking and political rivalry between the Draculesti and the Danesti clans of Walachia, that is after Mircea Dracul was murdered by those loyal to the Danesti. Take further into account the fact that at the time the Christians under Hungary and the Muslims under the Ottoman empire were jostling for control over the local populace. We see a avenue for the rise of Vlad Draculea, for at the time due to the political authority the Ottomans had over Walachia ,Vlad Draculea together with his Brother Radu were both hostages in the care of Sultan Murad II. Upon the death of their brother Vlad was given the authority and duty to lead and rule Walachia at the behest of the Ottoman Turks.

Having been brought up by the Turks to a certain extent Vlad incorporated certain aspects of turkish culture in his clothing as well as demeanor. This brings us to the aspect in which he is so famously known for "execution via Impaling" just to clarify, impaling was actually a method of execution used by the Ottoman Turks on political prisoners whose mouths could not be silenced. Taking this into account we can see that Vlad learned the best way to instill fear and respect particularly among the nobles of Walachia was through the execution of those who betrayed his brother via the process of Impaling.

As a result many aspects of Vlad Draculea's notoriety was constructed by the political and social landscape in which he both grew up and administrated, while i find his methods crude, he was also a law giver and the best thing to happen to Walachia at the time.