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PH Manifesto : Returning to Sabah and Sarawak their intended status under MA63

August 28, 2018

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The PH Manifesto speaks of 5 Pillars that will guide their agenda. These 5 Pillars are detailed in 60 promises, intended to be given effect to over a span of 5 years. The Fourth Pillar : Return Sabah and Sarawak to the status accorded in Malaysia Agreement 1963 At page 66, in relation to this Fourth […]

What is the value of an election manifesto to a voter?

August 27, 2018

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I think there are two, depending on the kind of voter you are. First, it might help a voter decide which party to give his or her vote to. Second, to measure the performance of the party he or she chose, when the next election comes along. Whilst attitudes to general elections are wide-ranging, I […]

Pakatan Harapan, in case you have forgotten, know that we haven’t

August 26, 2018

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I reproduce what you have promised at page 61 of your election manifesto. Promise 27: Abolish oppressive laws Malaysia’s legal system is frequently abused by the leaders of UMNO and Barisan Nasional to achieve their political interests. Some of these laws were inherited from the British colonial era without amendment to improve weaknesses. There are […]

Surely we, the Rakyat, have the right to know what CIR reported to CEP

August 26, 2018

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The Committee on Institutional Reforms (CIR) submitted its report to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on 17th July, 2018 and a copy of the same to the PM on 19th July, 2018. By its terms of reference, the CIR was to : examine the present state of key institutions, identify their shortcomings and problem areas, […]

Dear Dr M,

August 24, 2018

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The Star reports today that, to support your proposition of another national car, and as a response to those who have voiced opposition to this idea of yours, you have quipped, no doubt sarcastically, that if we, the rakyat, “want to be a country of peasants, planting rice and catching fish, okay, we’ll do that […]

On the brink of a dictatorship, most vicious

August 15, 2018

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Just a week into a new non-UMNO/BN government in place, and we were feted to exposes that suggested that the scale of the mismanagement of the national finances was much worse than most had thought. It became increasingly clear that Najib had not been truthful about the source of the RM2.6 billion that was transferred […]

9th May, 2018 : My Hari Merdeka

May 14, 2018

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For a long time, what I knew of 31st, August, 1957, the day Malaya was supposed to have achieved independence from the British, and 16th September, 1963, when Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo           ( now known as Sabah ) confederated with Malaya to form the Federation of Malaysia, was from the […]