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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 […]

This 2-in-1 may well prove the undoing of efforts to flatten the curve

May 1, 2020

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Late March, Ismail Sabri urged members of the migrant workforce in the country to come forward and be tested for Covid-19, assuring those who were undocumented that they need not fear any reprisals from immigration authorities. I thought this was a step in the right direction. Media reports today have it that the immigration authorities, […]

Our Rohingya brethren

April 27, 2020

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By Singa Terhormat ____________________________ In the face of calls from several sectors to repulse the Rohingya boat people and to deport those that are already here, one issue that needs to be resolved is who owns Malaysia. To some, the Malays are the rightful owners of Malaysia and that this land is Tanah Melayu. To […]

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 […]

Making the most of this “stay home” situation

March 31, 2020

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“This blog, then, is about civil society reclaiming its power to determine who are the law-makers in Parliament today who are worthy of the trust reposed in them by the people and if, sadly, we discover there are none presently, to make an informed decision of who we will next install in the people’s parliament”.  […]

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 […]

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 […]