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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 […]

Zainun for AG? No thanks. And why are the others still around?

May 28, 2018

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MP Ramkarpal is reported in the media today as suggesting Zainun Ali be appointed the next AG. Dont be misled by her decision in the Indira Gandhi case. I have appeared before her in the Court of Appeal. Please appoint someone who will uncompromisingly honour the oath of the office to  preserve, protect and defend the […]

Why I agree with Kit Siang on Dr M as education minister

May 19, 2018

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Yesterday, in relation to Dr M’s announcement the day before that the prime minister would helm the ministry of education, Kit Siang said it did “not violate the letter and spirit of Pakatan Harapan manifesto”. This was reported in Malaysiakini. I posted that Malaysiakini report on Facebook, adding this comment : I agree with Kit […]