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The rakyat are not ready to be equals?

September 18, 2019

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Some years back, when Bernard Dompok was helming the National Unity Ministry, I attended his talk at the Assumption Church in PJ. During Q&A, I put this to Bernard : I could not find the word Bumiputra in the Federal Constitution. And the Reid Commission Report clearly envisaged that the “special position” of the Malays […]

…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 […]

Dear Kit Siang,

October 10, 2018

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Just read the report in Malaysiakini about your call for a moratorium on all repressive laws. I knew we could count on you to stand with us in urging the PH government to honour their pre-election promise to free this nation of the slew of draconian laws which, sadly, continue to be enforced by PDRM. […]

PD voters, on our behalf, please ask Anwar this. Then vote, on our behalf, too

October 8, 2018

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I wrote publicly to Anwar in this blog on 26th September, 2018. Amongst other things, this is what I said. “Please understand that post 9th May, 2018, we, the rakyat, are no longer the people so long suppressed by BN. We fully understand and have experienced the sheer power in our hands when we come […]

A breath of fresh air, Lau is

October 3, 2018

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Independent candidate in the PD by-election, Lau Seck Yan, unlike the other candidates, it seems, has not presented a manifesto. Instead, she has been going around to meet voters with a blank piece of paper. Why? So she can have voters list down what they want addressed. Again, why? She says she does not want […]

Muhyiddin, our patience is wearing thin

October 3, 2018

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Your coalition, in your election manifesto, promised to repeal draconian laws, including the Sedition Act. This has yet to be done. If that’s not bad enough, PDRM, which comes under your purview, continues to investigate individuals under this law. If you can’t handle PDRM or, worse, you are clueless about the continued use of this […]

Why outsourced road traffic enforcement is not the way to go

October 1, 2018

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This is a sequel to my earlier post. Roads are meant to facilitate movement to transport people and things from one point to another. I suggest that traffic rules are in place to make such transportation safe for all, and to keep the flow of traffic smooth and as unimpeded as possible. This statement of […]