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Knowing what we know now, how can we not fight the EC?

September 25, 2016


This needs re-visiting. 13th GE, UMNO/BN took about 47% of the popular vote. That means the majority of registered voters who voted, voted for a change of government. With a minority of the popular votes cast, UMNO/BN took the majority of seats in Parliament. In fact, as my dear friend Jaya reminds me ever so […]

PJ Selatanites, rise and take ownership of your constituency (2)

September 21, 2016


Just got off the phone with YB Hee Loy Sien. Date, time and place of our meeting to discuss and plan resisting the redelineation of our constituency confirmed. Date : 24th September, 2016                                                                                                               Time : 11am                                                                                                                                             Venue : Service Centre of YB Hee Loy Sien,                                                                                  No.936-A, Jalan 17/38, 46400 Petaling Jaya. YB has asked if […]

PJ Selatanites, rise and take ownership of your constituency

September 21, 2016


I spoke to YB Hee Loy Sien a little while ago. He is presently overseas and welcomes support from his constituents in resisting the intended changes to our constituency through the impending redelineation exercise. I had asked that he meet us to brief us on the actual situation we face. He has suggested that we […]

Let this redelineation thru and we’re stuck with these robbers and thieves another 50 years

September 18, 2016


The first part of this post  is written for the benefit of those who may have little or no understanding of the importance of the notion of equal value of votes and the two practices by election authorities that undermine that notion : gerrymandering and malapportionment. On 26th May, 2013, Canberra Times, reporting on the outcome […]

What? Haven’t had enough of race-based politics?

August 5, 2016


“Veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin today confirmed that the new political party to be registered by former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin would be a Malay/bumiputera-based party. “The party aims to continue as well as renew the fight of the Malays and bumiputera in the era of globalisation, reformation, transparency and openness,” he said in […]

We don’t need a hero. We need brave ordinary folk to rise and reclaim the nation

August 4, 2016


MSN news reported on 20/72016 that, according to Mukhriz, Mahathir’s new party “will not be radically different from Umno in terms of principles”. – “Via this new party, we want to show that we can champion the people’s cause”, Mukhriz is reported to have said. Champion the people’s cause? Really? A week later, as reported […]

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

July 22, 2016


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 […]