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Sabah and Sarawak, the Battleground of GE14

March 14, 2016

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It is clear from the results of the last general election in 2013 that Barisan Nasional (BN) continues to rule the country because of Sabah and Sarawak. The ruling coalition won 48 of the 57 Federal seats contested in the two states (including the Federal Territory of Labuan), securing 56% of votes cast, with the […]

Voter Education and Democracy

December 22, 2015

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  “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”, thus said the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. For better or for worse, democracy is the system of government we have in Malaysia, a nation founded in 1963 […]

The Most Powerful Way To Effect Change

December 21, 2015

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“It was just one big street party and as far as I am concerned, Bersih 4 was a failure,” a friend told me a month after the biggest-ever peaceful demonstration in Malaysian history.  He went on to question what had Bersih 4 achieved? Nothing has changed. Such views are not isolated and I have heard […]

10 Reasons Why Racism Is Not Cool (Part 1)

October 10, 2015

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There are at least ten good reasons why racism should be considered a very negative trait just like farting or pissing in public. We should all be ashamed of it if we are guilty of it. And believe me, living in Malaysia, all of us are guilty of it, just to what degree. It’s IRRATIONAL. […]

Racial And Social Polarisation Through Schools (Extended Version)

September 28, 2015

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I still remember vividly a story told to me by a state assemblyperson of an encounter she had when she was campaigning during the last General Election. She was doing a walkabout and came up to a Muslim religious school’s gate and a young student of around 7 years of age gave her a knowing […]

大马人究竟做错了什么?

May 10, 2015

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大马人究竟做错了什么?  范平东 前净选盟主席那督安美嘉最近在《东盟人民论坛》上问了一个很重要的问题,那就是——大马人究竟做错了什么? 我么究竟犯了何等滔天大罪而受到当今国阵政府如此的对待。而我本人也常常对这一问题常思不解。 一般的大马人还算得上是爱国,不论是缴税, 或是搞社会公益,大家都额外的认真。我国社会也可算是基本上和平共处。一等良民可能还算不上,但起码也算得上是一般良民。反观当今的政府,施政不利不说,贪污腐败,兴文字狱,十八般暴政,样样精通。

What Have We Done To Deserve This?

April 23, 2015

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Datuk Ambiga posed this question at the ASEAN People’s Forum on human rights – “What have we done to deserve this stifle of various freedoms by Putrajaya?”  What a great question for us to ask ourselves and ask of this Barisan Nasional government. We love our country, pay our taxes faithfully (albeit, grudgingly at times), […]