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Time to Empower Voters To Recall Political Frogs

March 14, 2020

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As the political drama unfolded on 23rd February 2020 with the “Sheraton Move” that saw the eventual collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government that was elected less than two years ago at the 14th General Election (GE14), Malaysians could only watch in horror, dismay and haplessness as the mandate given to PH was subverted […]

Membentukan Identiti Bangsa Malaysia Melalui Reka Bentuk semula Sistem Pilihan Raya

October 27, 2019

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Terdapat ada perbincangan tentang apa maksudnya Bangsa Malaysia dan saya ingin menambah ke dalam perbincangan ini dari sudut demokrasi dan bentuk reformasi political dan pilihan raya yang kita perlukan untuk membentuk identity Bangsa Malaysia. Saya harus akui bahawa tidak ada penyelesaian yang mudah dan cepat bagi cabaran ini. Namun saya percaya dengan kefahaman yang baik […]

Forging a Bangsa Malaysia Identity Through Electoral System Redesign

October 27, 2019

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There have been some discussions and ideas proposed on what is Bangsa Malaysia and I would like to contribute to this discussion from the angle of democracy and the kind of political and electoral reforms that we need in order to forge a clear Malaysian identity. I will acknowledge that there are no quick and […]

MALAYSIA MILIK AKU DAN AKU MILIKNYA

October 7, 2019

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Menjadi kebiasaan kepada saya untuk menghantar ucapan Hari Malaysia kepada semua rakan dalam senarai hebahan dan kumpulan Whatsapp yang saya ada di dalamnya. Seorang rakan ada memberi respon mengatakan bahawa beliau tidak berasa senang hati hari ini untuk mengucapkan kepada sesiapa saja ‘Selamat Hari Malaysia ‘, bukan kerana kurang rasa patriotik beliau, namun kerana beliau […]

Malaysia is mine and I am hers

September 16, 2019

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As is a routine for me, I sent out my usual Malaysia Day greetings to all those on my Whatsapp broadcast list and into groups I belong to. A friend in a group responded by saying that he is not in the mood to wish anyone Happy Malaysia today, not for lack of patriotism, but […]

Electoral Reforms One Year On

May 9, 2019

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In Promise 17 of their manifesto, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition committed themselves to take firm actions to restore the trust of the people in our elections, acknowledging that there are many concerns about the integrity of our electoral system. Despite several seriously flawed structural issues with our electoral system and the way the previous […]

Jangan Melompat, Kita Perlu Pembangkang Yang Kuat

December 17, 2018

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Dengan arus deras MP UMNO di Semenanjung dan Sabah meninggalkan parti mereka serta mengisytiharkan sokongan mereka kepada kerajaan Pakatan Harapan, kehancuran UMNO yang pada satu ketika dahulu yang maha kuat semakin cepat dan berkemungkinan menyebabkan mereka hilang dalam radar politik. Ramai penyokong gabungan Pakatan Harapan mungkin seronok melihatkan PH akan mengukuhkan pemerintahan mereka dengan lebih […]