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WOULD YOU INVEST IN THIS CIRCUS COMPANY?

November 9, 2020

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Jayanath Appudurai There is a circus in town and it promises to deliver all kind of scintillating entertainment. It’s been in town for some decades now. The cast is pretty big! A total of 292 (222 “Main” and 70 “Sokong”) to be exact. The usual hierarchy is found – the Lord of the Ring, Deputy […]

Crime does not pay? It does, lah!

May 14, 2020

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If you’re set on crime as your vocation, though, remember. Big time. If you’re going to steal, steal big time. Going to wash money ( launder, lah ), wash big time. Dont be jaguh kampung! Take kow kow! If its big enough, and you get caught, can work it out, one. Return half, and go […]

Dear Muhyiddin

April 28, 2020

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God’s peace be with you. “This government may not be the government that you voted for”. Your own words. We got rid of UMNO and BN. You brought them back! And with that, has the old practice of huge chunks of allocations intended to uplift the lives of the most marginalised Malaysians through the DEB […]

Deep state thwarted, perchance?

January 10, 2020

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Deep state : an alleged secret network of especially nonelected government officials and sometimes private entities (as in the financial services and defense industries) operating extralegally to influence and enact government policy – online Merriam-Webster dictionary MACC’s expose of the wire-tapped recordings on Wednesday has had many people training their guns on the Chief Commissioner. […]

…and I hoped I would never have to write again!!!

September 17, 2019

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In the days that followed 9th May, 2018, and the historic victory of the rakyat over a regime that had held on to power by keeping us divided along the lines of race and religion and wholesale cheating at poll after poll,  I held on to hope that I would be able to start to […]

MAY 9th – WHO CARES?

May 8, 2019

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By Jayanath Appudurai   A year on, Come 9th May, The euphoria will be re-lived, The accolades will be repeated, And the brickbats will be re-launched.   The Ruling class, The entitled and the entrenched, Will play its vainglorious games, With nary a thought For the wretched underclass, Bar the pretentious concern, With an eye […]

How long more do we exploit human lives for profit?

September 13, 2018

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New minimum wage for the lowest wage earners in the country : RM1050.00. Effective 1st January, 2019. An increase of RM50 in Malaya, RM130 in Sabah and Sarawak. For those in Malaya, it works out to an increase of RM1.67 a day, in a 30-day month. For 8 daily essentials. On 5th September, 2018, Malaysiakini […]

Dear Mahathir

March 15, 2018

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My friends, and people I meet who come up and speak to me, and I, are clear about one thing. The kleptocracy that this nation is now perceived to be, has been facilitated by the foundations that you laid during your 22 years in office. And yet many of these same people, these friends and […]

Use him by all means, but no PMship for Dr M, please

December 10, 2017

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About a month or so back, I was having lunch at the Indian stall outside the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. Actually, it can no longer be regarded as a stall as it has grown into a full blown restaurant. Aunty’s deep fried cauliflower, fish head and mutton curry is to die for!!! If you […]

Ini bukan negaraku. Saya sini cari makan

September 20, 2016

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You could readily expect such a response from a Bangladeshi, an Indonesian or a Myanmari if you called upon any such person to take up arms to defend our nation against an external threat. He or she is here to earn what he can to send back to his family in his faraway homeland. What, […]