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Asalkan Bukan Mahathir

June 10, 2020

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In the wake of the Sheraton Move, the collapse of the PH government after Dr M’s bizarre moves, first, resigning as PM, and then seeking to resurrect himself as head of a unity government, and finally Muhyiddin being formally appointed as the 8th PM, I had the opportunity to ask of a senior leader of […]

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

May 17, 2020

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With modifications, I am re-hashing something I wrote 4 years ago. 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 to do what I believed to be right. One […]

The circus is in town!

May 6, 2020

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The Bersatu president, now the PM of the backdoor gomen, is openly co-operating with UMNO. Bersatu youth have, however, declined to go the way of their president, holding out that they want to return to Pakatan Harapan. Does Bersatu still have a chairman? Is Dr M still the chairman? If he is, come the sitting […]

A time for the reluctant politicians come GE15?

April 25, 2020

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Editor’s note : I had said that during the currency of this ongoing MCO, I would not write on politics so as not to distract our focus on the pandemic. Goings-on in the backdoor government left me pissed off. Gloves off. _________________________ Malaysiakini reported on 17th April, 2020 that the Dewan Rakyat will sit for […]

Dear Muhyiddin

March 30, 2020

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God’s peace be with you. I caught your Covid-19 stimulus package press conference on TV the other day. A good package? I am hopeless with all the figures bandied about, and there are experts aplenty bisecting and dissecting the RM250b package, so I wont even go there. I will trust Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj in his […]

Even as the rakyat rejoiced in the days after GE14, UMNO was given the Kiss of Life

March 18, 2020

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There’s a fair bit of speculation in this post. You draw your own conclusions. “Looking back during the past few days, it is now quite clear there was a plan to form a unity government without PH” : Xavier Jayakumar, as reported in the Malay Mail on 28th February, 2020. I am not sure about […]

29TH FEBRUARY 2020 : Will We Learn Anything At All?

March 9, 2020

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Jayanath Appudurai 9th March 2020 ____________________________________________________________ The drama that unfolded on 23rd February and beyond are but symptoms of an insidious virus in our society. Its the fear, perceived or imagined, of the “Other” that needs to be treated. Most of us have been socialised to view the Other with suspicion, prejudice often resulting in […]

The one difference that PH brought with their governance, as seen in the last week

March 1, 2020

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I am not saying there has been only one difference that PH brought in their 21 months in governance. And I have so much more to say about this unholy denial of the will of the rakyat expressed through the ballot box on 9th May, 2018. More of that later. The media reporting over the […]

Dr M is not the man to lead a unity government

February 28, 2020

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“Politics, politicians, and political parties prioritise politics too much to the point they forget the country is facing economic and health problems that threaten the country. I believe, right or wrong, politics and political parties must be set aside for now” – Dr M, on why he wants to lead a unity government. “…this option […]

Dear Mahathir

February 27, 2020

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In KK right now and caught you live on TV yesterday evening. Taking in all that you said yesterday, against the backdrop of all that has taken place since last Sunday, and the story making its rounds that Azmin and Gang, to your total exclusion, were working on their dastardly plan, reminds me of the […]