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Top 5 Reasons Why Malaysians Must Vote This GE14

April 27, 2018

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If we don’t want a bloody revolution. a. We have a parliamentary democracy where we peacefully elect our reps to trash out issues in Parliament and come out with good laws for all citizens. b. If we don’t bother to elect good reps, others may elect corrupt ones. Then when we suffer we shouldn’t complain. […]

Pakatan manifesto offers hope for real reform

March 16, 2018

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From what is pledged in the PH manifesto with regard to institutional reform, I believe that the pact offers hope for real reform, which our country so badly needs.

Beer Today, Dogs Tomorrow?

September 19, 2017

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At best, I would consider myself a social drinker, a very occasional glass of wine with a meal and at most, a few pints of beer in a year and never to the point of intoxication. Thus, the reason I view with great concern the cancellation by DBKL (KL City Hall) of the Better Beer […]

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.

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 […]