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What Would It Take To End BN’s Rule Over Malaysia?

January 14, 2017

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If Malaysia is likened to a cancer-stricken person, 1MDB would be a Stage 4 cancer, where its impact has spread to all other organs of government, undermining the soundness of the political and economic system of the country. Without immediate and drastic intervention, the prognosis is poor, at best we are unlikely to achieve developed or high income country status by 2020 or at worst, on the slippery road to being a failed state.

The Two By-Elections : It’s Do or Die Time

May 25, 2016

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On June 18, 2016, the voters of P.93 Sungai Besar in Selangor and P.67 Kuala Kangsar in Perak will have a chance to elect new Members of Parliament. This was brought about by the tragic death of both the constituencies’ MPs in a helicopter crash in Sarawak while they were on the campaign trail for […]

Sarawak For Sarawakians, Really?

May 4, 2016

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Apart from the banners of contesting candidates and parties in the 11th Sarawak state election, I also came across some banners from the Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) pro-sovereignty movement. Rather than a cohesive and organized movement, S4S is perhaps more a popular sentiment among many Sarawakians. It is the feeling that Sarawak has been short-changed […]

Would You Kiss The Hand of The One Who Robbed You?

May 4, 2016

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Yesterday I received two separate tip-off. One from a villager I met in the N.02 Tasik Biru constituency and another anonymously. Various people we have met told us that the usual mode of operation of BN is give out cash a few days before polling day or even on the eve of it. This would […]

Be Wary of The Adenan Fever

May 4, 2016

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A political health warning for all Sarawakians!

New Politics Is Needed

April 3, 2016

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In an Instagram post recently, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak the brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said that the future terrifies him. He just can’t see how our institutions can recover, how our political atmosphere can become less toxic, and how our international reputation can be repaired. He is not alone in feeling […]

Becoming The Angel We Know

March 27, 2016

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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2012 said that it is better to vote for the devil you know (Barisan Nasional) than the angel you don’t (Pakatan Rakyat). He must be regretting what he said now that the devil he knows has ousted his son Mukhriz as the menteri besar of Kedah. In my opinion Dr […]

How Pakatan Harapan Can Win GE14

March 21, 2016

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Recently I did a 10-part series which started off with an article entitled “Why BN Will Win GE14“. It was a depressing series for some as I listed 10 major challenges Pakatan Harapan (Harapan) faces as they prepare for GE14. It was not my intention to kill off any hope that people may have in […]

Think Again Malaysians, Think!

March 17, 2016

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Think! Why would Tun Mahathir, the man who devoted his life to make UMNO what it is today, who is in his 90s and is the longest-serving PM of Malaysia, want to launch the Citizen’s Declaration with opposition and civil society leaders demanding Najib’s removal and implement institutional reforms? Think! Why would Najib need to […]

The Barisan Nasional’s Votebanks

March 16, 2016

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According to Wikipedia, a votebank is a loyal bloc of voters from a single community, who consistently back a certain candidate or political formation in elections. Such behaviour is often the result of an expectation of real or imagined benefits from the political formation, often at the cost of other communities. Votebanks play a pivotal […]