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“The betrayal of Bukit Chandan” by Mariam Mokhtar

April 14, 2015


The ‘Perak 13' sacrificed their freedom to fight for true democracy and reforms. We can continue the fight from outside prison. The ‘Perak 13' made a stand, which is more than the majority of the rakyat have done. The ‘Perak 13' are now paying the price for fighting a corrupt, dictatorial regime.

Silent No More, Please

November 22, 2014


Since PM Najib attributed UMNO-BN poor performance at GE13 to a Chinese tsunami and Utusan followed up with “Apa lagi Cina mau?,” all hell was let loosed and the racists and extremists came out of their closets. From ministers to ex-judges, ex-civil servants, politicians, etc, they came out unashamedly declaring their true agenda. But I […]

Learning from Jefferson

July 23, 2013


Recently a friend sent me a link which he thought might interest me and he was right, it did. It was a link to an article entitled “The Bible According to Thomas Jefferson.” The link is supplied at the end of this article. Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Fathers and the third President […]

The Malaysian Trojan Horse

April 28, 2013


In Virgil’s epic poem Aeneid, he told the tale of how the Greeks overcame the fortress city of Troy after laying siege to it for ten years. The Greeks built a giant wooden horse and hid a select team of warriors in it to deceive the Trojans that they have abandoned their battle and presented […]

Crossing the Lines – BN’s Early Strategic Mistakes by Bridget Welsh

April 21, 2013


In assessing any electoral campaign, it is essential to review the assumptions and implications of different strategic moves. Three decisions on the part of BN in the last two weeks are leading to tectonic shifts within the electorate, and thus strengthen the opposition’s position nationally. These are: 1. The use of sex videos against PAS […]

A Smiling Bully

April 4, 2013


Walking towards a Pakatan rally at Kampung Melayu Dato Sulaiman Menteri in Johor Bahru, I could hear loud music coming from the open area where the ceramah was suppose to be.  Initially I thought it was the pre-rally entertainment to amuse those who came earlier but as I got closer I could see UMNO and […]

When Peace and Stability is a Threat

February 13, 2013


Former IGP Musa Hassan’s remark that he is confident that the losing parties will use their supporters to create chaos to topple the government just like what happened in the Middle East and have an Arab Spring here is not just scurrilous and mischievous but is downright fear-mongering. He is not alone, in recent days, […]

10 Reasons Why We Must Vote in GE13

February 10, 2013


Without doubt, we are into the final lap of what must be the most hotly contested general election in our nation’s 56 years of history and one that many would consider to be a pivotal moment. To many, the match is between the incumbent ruling coalition, the Barisan Nasional(BN) and the opposition coalition of Pakatan […]

10 Qualities of a Great Nation

October 26, 2012


With an upcoming General Election that is expected to be the most hotly contested one ever since independence and the formation of our relatively young nation, Malaysia is at a crossroad. Perhaps for the first time the prospect of a change in government is realistic and both coalitions sense it. Hearing the empty rhetorics of […]

Malaysia’s elections: Should the international community care? – Ambiga Sreenevasan

October 15, 2012


Those in the international community may be forgiven for saying, “Is there a problem with the democratic process in Malaysia?” In the international arena, our leaders portray Malaysia as a moderate Islamic nation that is built on the democratic principles that are enshrined in our Federal Constitution. The fundamental rights of freedom of expression, freedom […]