Browsing All Posts filed under »13th General Elections«

Why I will camp out at Padang Merbok

June 23, 2013


We’ve had 3 BERSIH rallies demanding a slew of electoral reforms. What did they give us? An indelible ink which was not indelible. And how is it that with just 47% of the votes cast, Najib & Co are still in Putrajaya? We may never know how much of that 47% was made up of stolen […]

EC goes or we stay! See you all at Padang Merbok

June 22, 2013


Understanding the implications and the impact of the law of sedition

May 29, 2013


Thank you, all, again

May 29, 2013


It is 2.57am, Wednesday, 29th May, now. I was arrested about 7pm yesterday outside the ABU office. I am at home now, after Tamrin, Safwan and I were released on police bail from the Dang Wangi police station about 11.30pm, having first had our statements taken. When we left, Tian Chua was still there, and had […]

Malay first and Muslim last?

May 28, 2013


By Singa Terhormat The Jews subscribe to the notion that there is but one God. Like Muslims, they reject any concept where God is given or has partners. In this the Jews fulfil the greatest commandment that one shall take no other gods besides God (Tawhid). Where however the Scripture of the Jews differ from […]

Shrill UMNO Rhetoric Betrays Legitimacy Doubts

May 26, 2013


By Peter Chong Barisan National (BN), the ruling coalition in Malaysia, might have returned to power at the recent national elections, but the response from UMNO is far from celebratory. The Prime Minister, Najib Razak, led the outbursts of anger by blaming UMNO’s poor showing on a “Chinese tsunami”. Mohd. Noor Abdullah, former Appeals Court […]

Outrage grows over scandal-tainted Malaysian leader

May 25, 2013


Despite earning a civil servant’s salary for three decades, Taib Mahmud, the powerful chief minister of Malaysia’s Sarawak state, is reputed by critics to be one of Asia’s richest men. Taib, 77, and his family are accused of massive corruption and running Malaysia’s largest state like a family business, controlling its biggest companies with stakes […]