An unattainable chasm? A layman’s evidential difficulties in disciplinary proceedings

“…[O]bserve with your own eyes and not with those of others, hearken with your own ears and not with the ears of others” —‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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Should social media be weaponised to battle sexual harassment?

“The friends of God must be adorned with the ornament of justice, equality, kindness, and love. As they [the men] do not allow themselves to be the object of cruelty and transgression, in like manner they should not allow such tyranny to visit the handmaidens of God..” (Bahaullah)

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Should public drinking be outlawed?

Is public consumption of alcohol a fashion or an unacceptable menace? Should we outlaw it? What do you think?

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Should doctors’ disciplinary proceedings be simplified?

Are disciplinary proceedings against doctors far too complex? Are complainants at a disadvantage? Can these proceedings be simplified?

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How should we choose our top civil servants?

How should we choose our civil servants? Who chooses them? What are the criteria to be employed? How should they be fired?  Should not civil society and Parliament have a role to play? Should not the public be consulted?

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The MACC quandary: Should stakeholders be consulted before public officials are appointed?

A great public uproar accompanied the sudden appointment of the MACC Chief. Behind the clamour lurks a Kraken of colossal importance: Should all national stakeholders have a say in the appointment of senior public servants? This is an educational moment. What will we do with it?

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