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A New Year, A New PLI for the Nation?

January 20, 2018

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By Jayanath Appudurai In June 2017 a government Report on Sustainable Development Goals stated: “Malaysia has successfully reduced absolute poverty, based on the national poverty line, from 49.3 per cent in 1970 to 0.6 per cent in 2014- a remarkable achievement made in just four decades. The national poverty line is estimated at US$2.02 per […]

The only voices of sanity coming out from Pakatan

January 9, 2018

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On the announcement on 7th January by Pakatan Harapan that Dr M is their choice of PM, this is what Sangeet Kaur Deo, daughter of the late Karpal Singh, had to say, as reported in Free Malaysia Today http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/01/08/karpals-daughter-has-reservations-about-dr-m-being-pm/ “He will be PM all over again, introducing the rebirth of Mahathirism”. She referred to Dr […]

Which Malaysia?

November 10, 2017

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It was showtime at the Padang Timur, PJ on 14th October, 2017 by Pakatan Harapan. I would translate this into English to read “For the love of Malaysia, end kleptocracy” I have 2 questions to pose to the leadership of Pakatan Harapan, but first, and for the avoidance of any doubt, let me say this. I […]

Aiyoh, 50 years of BN’s race-based politics not enough, ah?

September 11, 2017

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Malaysiakini reported about 2 weeks back that Ambiga was concerned about the “the lack of Indian representation in the Pakatan Harapan line-up”. A subsequent report a few days later had it that Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy and my friend Gobind Singh also shared the same concerns. I have a few questions for […]

Dear Azmin

April 19, 2013

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“Up till yesterday we were told by Tian Chua that the problem will be resolved. However, at 11pm last night, he told us that PKR vice-president Azmin Ali did not want to give way for PSM because he prefers a Malay candidate to contest the Semenyih seat. We are very unhappy that they’ve used racial […]

Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia : A response to party manifestos

April 11, 2013

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Media statement issued on 9th April, 2013 ______________ Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-faith Coalition of 25 Civil Society organizations (listed below) established in 2011 to champion the cause for a Better Malaysia.GBM has studied the manifestos of the Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional. As manifestos are designed to attract votes some […]

Corruption in Malaysia laid bare as investigation catches Sarawak’s ruling elite on camera

March 19, 2013

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A new investigation by Global Witness today reveals the systemic corruption and illegality at the heart of government in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state. A film, shot undercover during the investigation, shows for the first time the instruments used by the ruling Taib family and its lawyers to skirt Malaysia’s laws and taxes. It shows how […]