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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), […]

“The betrayal of Bukit Chandan” by Mariam Mokhtar

April 14, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]