Browsing All Posts filed under »Nation in Distress«

For Riza, US$41m worth of gambling chips. Rakyat, BRIM & GST

July 22, 2016

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I spent the better part of yesterday reading for the second time the Complaint filed by the US Justice Dept. Its been well analysed and dissected by Malaysiakini. For those of you who are not subscribed to Malaysiakini, I think its time you spent some money to support their news reporting. Malaysian Official 1 is […]

So who is Malaysian Official 1?

July 21, 2016

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Just before 1am this morning, and then a little after 1am, Malaysiakini carried two reports relating to the forfeiture lawsuits filed by the US Justice Department to recover some 17 assets said to have been acquired using funds diverted from 1MDB. Parties named are Najib’s step-son, Riza Aziz,  Jho Low and two former Abu Dhabi officials. […]

Wish I had a reason to trust you, Doc

July 20, 2016

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About 2 weeks ago, I was having teh tarik at a mamak stall with a young lady in her late 20s. The subject invariably turned to the state of the nation. Sensing that this young lady was quite oblivious to all that had happened before her time, I gave her a quick history lesson. May […]

Ignore the hudud issue at your own peril

June 5, 2016

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In 1988, the Federal Constitution was amended to introduce a new Article 121 (1A). The whys and wherefores for this amendment will have to be left to be discussed another day. Suffice to say for now that at the time the Bill was debated in Parliament, both Kit Siang and Karpal were in detention under […]

How many does it take to constitute a 3rd Force?

May 19, 2016

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First, lets get definitions out of the way. The freedictionary explains the phrase “THIRD FORCE” to mean, amongst others, “one or more nations, political parties, or other organizations occupying an intermediate position between two other opposed forces”. Could we expand this to allow for individuals? Or just 1? Seriously, I’ve never needed numbers behind me […]

Dear Anwar

May 17, 2016

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The last I wrote to you through this blog was on 18th August, 2008, 8 days before polling day in Permatang Pauh. Then I wrote to say that I was going to “take a chance with you”. Much has taken place since, and our personal circumstances have changed radically. You now languish in prison on […]

Who won Selangor in 2008? And how?

May 15, 2016

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Heck, throw in the whole lot. Perak, Penang and Kedah, too. Who won, and how? We know UMNO/BN did not. Pakatan Rakyat? They weren’t even a formal election pact then. So who? In January, 2009, I was in Kuala Terengganu for the bye-election. BN had won the seat in the 12th GE. As the group […]

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