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Let this redelineation thru and we’re stuck with these robbers and thieves another 50 years

September 18, 2016

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The first part of this post  is written for the benefit of those who may have little or no understanding of the importance of the notion of equal value of votes and the two practices by election authorities that undermine that notion : gerrymandering and malapportionment. On 26th May, 2013, Canberra Times, reporting on the outcome […]

What? Haven’t had enough of race-based politics?

August 5, 2016

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“Veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin today confirmed that the new political party to be registered by former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin would be a Malay/bumiputera-based party. “The party aims to continue as well as renew the fight of the Malays and bumiputera in the era of globalisation, reformation, transparency and openness,” he said in […]

We don’t need a hero. We need brave ordinary folk to rise and reclaim the nation

August 4, 2016

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MSN news reported on 20/72016 that, according to Mukhriz, Mahathir’s new party “will not be radically different from Umno in terms of principles”. – http://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/mukhriz-new-party-will-be-similar-to-umno-in-principle/ar-BBuyNRo “Via this new party, we want to show that we can champion the people’s cause”, Mukhriz is reported to have said. Champion the people’s cause? Really? A week later, as reported […]

For Riza, US$41m worth of gambling chips. Rakyat, BRIM & GST

July 22, 2016

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I spent the better part of yesterday reading for the second time the Complaint filed by the US Justice Dept. Its been well analysed and dissected by Malaysiakini. For those of you who are not subscribed to Malaysiakini, I think its time you spent some money to support their news reporting. Malaysian Official 1 is […]

So who is Malaysian Official 1?

July 21, 2016

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Just before 1am this morning, and then a little after 1am, Malaysiakini carried two reports relating to the forfeiture lawsuits filed by the US Justice Department to recover some 17 assets said to have been acquired using funds diverted from 1MDB. Parties named are Najib’s step-son, Riza Aziz,  Jho Low and two former Abu Dhabi officials. […]

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 […]

Dear Anwar

May 17, 2016

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The last I wrote to you through this blog was on 18th August, 2008, 8 days before polling day in Permatang Pauh. Then I wrote to say that I was going to “take a chance with you”. Much has taken place since, and our personal circumstances have changed radically. You now languish in prison on […]