Ini bukan negaraku. Saya sini cari makan

September 20, 2016

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You could readily expect such a response from a Bangladeshi, an Indonesian or a Myanmari if you called upon any such person to take up arms to defend our nation against an external threat. He or she is here to earn what he can to send back to his family in his faraway homeland. What, […]

Posted in: Frustrations, Ramblings

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. […]

Wish I had a reason to trust you, Doc

July 20, 2016

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About 2 weeks ago, I was having teh tarik at a mamak stall with a young lady in her late 20s. The subject invariably turned to the state of the nation. Sensing that this young lady was quite oblivious to all that had happened before her time, I gave her a quick history lesson. May […]