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The evening that Zeus smiled on SABM’s Social Inclusion Agenda

September 18, 2018

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Those of you who have been to Rumah Anak Bangsa Malaysia previously would be all too familiar with the graffiti that adorned the inside of one of the perimeter walls, reflecting the thoughts and aspirations of those who have shared in the vision and mission of Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia. (SABM) Zeus, the Greek god […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pakatan Harapan, in case you have forgotten, know that we haven’t

August 26, 2018

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I reproduce what you have promised at page 61 of your election manifesto. Promise 27: Abolish oppressive laws Malaysia’s legal system is frequently abused by the leaders of UMNO and Barisan Nasional to achieve their political interests. Some of these laws were inherited from the British colonial era without amendment to improve weaknesses. There are […]

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, […]