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Given our history, should we, again, leave uplifting the lives of our poorest to the politicians?

September 14, 2018

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I met up with my sifu last Tuesday. Asked him to help me out with a question. On hindsight, I should have tossed 2 questions at him. My question : how much have the BN governments allocated towards poverty eradication efforts? The question I ought to have asked but did not : how much was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Judging PH’s 100 days and moving forward

August 16, 2018

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The PH government had its first term report card out yesterday. To see how they have fared in their first 100 days in office. Why 100 days? Well, PH did promise us a set of 10 reforms to be delivered within their first 100 days. Now, taking those 100 days to start the day after […]

How long more a nation divided, founded on lies?

August 14, 2018

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“We will also defend the special rights of the Malays and bumiputera, without abandoning the other races…” – Anwar, as reported in Malaysiakini on 1st August, 2018. “A congress on the future of the bumiputera and the nation will be held soon, where we will gather economists and experts from various sectors…This is to discuss […]