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…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 […]

MAY 9th – WHO CARES?

May 8, 2019

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By Jayanath Appudurai   A year on, Come 9th May, The euphoria will be re-lived, The accolades will be repeated, And the brickbats will be re-launched.   The Ruling class, The entitled and the entrenched, Will play its vainglorious games, With nary a thought For the wretched underclass, Bar the pretentious concern, With an eye […]

The day the AG screwed himself, and Guan Eng, in the process

September 3, 2018

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When Guan Eng was charged in 2016 by the MACC with abusing his position as chief minister in approving a land deal as well as purchasing a bungalow at below market price, most of us were convinced that he was going to get screwed by the system. I was convinced that the unholy trinity of […]

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 […]

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, […]

On the brink of a dictatorship, most vicious

August 15, 2018

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Just a week into a new non-UMNO/BN government in place, and we were feted to exposes that suggested that the scale of the mismanagement of the national finances was much worse than most had thought. It became increasingly clear that Najib had not been truthful about the source of the RM2.6 billion that was transferred […]

Restore public confidence in the judiciary by serving old wine in new bottles?

June 15, 2018

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I want to start this post by reproducing what I have written in an earlier post. That post was written on 23rd November, 2010 : “…in the arena in which the gladiators of the law sought to right the wrongs of the land, one component was indispensable. The impartial judge. The judge who could rise […]