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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 […]

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 […]

Dr M to lead? Nah! We need a reformist, not an opportunist!

April 15, 2016

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A  little over a week after the Save Malaysia initiative and the People’s Declaration had been officially announced, I was invited to attend a forum at the KLSCAH organised by activists who had concerns about this latest initiative. I, too, had concerns, and so I said I would attend, not to speak, but to hear out […]

Phase 1 Step 2 of the 52% Strike Back : Dear Pakatan

December 12, 2014

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Maria Chin Abdullah of Bersih 2.0 has come out and publicly said to Pakatan Rakyat : No  seat increase. Tindak Malaysia has publicly said the same. You and I have written to our MPs to tell  them to vote down any bill in parliament that seeks to increase the number of parliamentary seats from the […]

Phase 2 of the 52% strike back : Dear EC

December 9, 2014

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In Phase 1, many of you and I wrote our MPs to say we wanted them to vote against a parliamentary seat increase. I had promised you that I would then send a memo to the Pakatan leadership to say the same. I was planning to do that today, but as things would have it, […]

The 52% strike back : Are we playing poison ball?

November 26, 2014

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You remember that game in school? Where the object was to not be caught with the ‘poison ball’ in your possession? Pas the buck, if you will. Now what has this got to do with the 52% campaign that ABU launched to get the rakyat to work together to prevent a parliamentary seat increase, so […]

The 52% strike back : Dear Yang Berkhidmat

November 24, 2014

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A week ago, in my “The 52% strike back : No Seat Increase” post, I wrote of how the Election Commission is intent on increasing, via the imminent delimitation exercise, our parliamentary seats from the present 222. I also wrote that BN cannot push this increase through Parliament on their own strength as any such increase requires a 2/3 […]