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Reporting from the ground in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau

April 7, 2009

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This reporting would have started earlier if I had heard the alarm clock ring. A team of 4 each have been deployed in Bukit Gantang (BG) and Bukit Selambau (BS ). We do not have anyone in Batang Ai to do ground reporting,but you can gwt updates of the voting and the results there from […]

A simple man who won the hearts of the common people

April 6, 2009

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Nizar ! Nizar ! Nizar ! Nizar ! Nizar ! Nizar ! Nizar ! That’s how some 4,000 diners and non-diners greeted the real MB of Perak last night at a 300-table dinner in Simpang hosted by DAP to lend support to Nizar’s efforts to gain election to Parliament as the representative of the good […]

Najib, for what little gain will you sell the Holy Qur’an?

April 6, 2009

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5.30pm yesterday evening, was alerted by one in the team that a police report was due to be made at the Taiping police IPD against YB Nga Kor Ming, the member of parliament for Taiping. The complaint, so the information went, was that the YB had the audacity to recite verses from the Holy Qur’an […]

Why is UMNO running scared?

April 6, 2009

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Day before yesterday, we attended a ceramah in Trong. My estimate of the crowd : about 2,000 – 2,500. Mostly Malay, and, it seemed, diehard PAS supporters. We’d actually gone there, having learnt that Tok Guru Nik Aziz was due to speak there, together with Nizar and speaker Sivakumar. And Nik Aziz didn’t disappoint. As […]

ISA vigil at Kamunting detention centre yesterday

April 5, 2009

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Got the following sms at 2.21 am yesterday : 4/4, Candle Vigil, 6pm dihdpan Kem Kamunting,Taiping tuntut regim UMNO bebaskan Wira2 HINDRAF P. Uthayakumar masalah kesihatan & YB Manoharan. Dtg ramai2. Pakai baju oren & bawa kain oren. Sebarkan. I was upset that the Makkal Sakti folk still did not see the need to take […]

The significance of the Bukit Gantang by-election

March 31, 2009

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A certain blogger has it that the Bukit Gantang by-election is really a contest between Anwar and the Sultan. Clearly, this blogger, whilst steeped in experience in the media industry, having servedĀ  UMNO-owned and controlled newspapers for a long, long time, does not quite appreciate the divisions of power within our constitutional set up. Or […]

Meeting the voters of Kuala Sepetang, Bukit Gantang

March 30, 2009

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Before heading out to Kuala Sepetang this morning, I did a quick check and found that this place, formerly known as is famed somewhat for its Mee Banjir Udang. You may want to check out this place HERE. Got there this morning, though, and found that there was another noodle that was suddenly thriving. UMNO’s […]