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Maybe Pakatan Harapan Should Disband Itself

December 26, 2015

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  It is that season of the year again when UMNO is having its annual general assembly and we hear the usual racial rhetorics that is to be expected of a race-based party. But more and more, religion has been roped in to spice up the occasion and indeed the party (pun intended). At this […]

Malays WIll Still Vote UMNO in GE14

December 24, 2015

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  Let’s face it, most Malay voters voted for Barisan Nasional at the last General Elections. It would be reasonable to say that between 65 percent to 70 percent of Malays voted Barisan Nasional with the percentage in rural districts going as high as 85 percent in some areas while in the urban areas the […]

10 Reasons Why Racism Is Not Cool (Part 1)

October 10, 2015

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There are at least ten good reasons why racism should be considered a very negative trait just like farting or pissing in public. We should all be ashamed of it if we are guilty of it. And believe me, living in Malaysia, all of us are guilty of it, just to what degree. It’s IRRATIONAL. […]

Racial And Social Polarisation Through Schools (Extended Version)

September 28, 2015

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I still remember vividly a story told to me by a state assemblyperson of an encounter she had when she was campaigning during the last General Election. She was doing a walkabout and came up to a Muslim religious school’s gate and a young student of around 7 years of age gave her a knowing […]

Racism: Are You Part of The Problem?

September 25, 2015

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“I will never forget these moments. Throughout the rally, I heard them calling me keling (a derogatory term for Indian), bangsat, bodoh and a pendatang. They stood tall as they said this. Their friends laughed and then jeered as well.”  These are the words of a reporter who was covering the recently held Himpunan Rakyat […]

A Dangerous Brew – Racism and Economy

February 9, 2015

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When it became clear from the results of the last 13th General Election that the Chinese votes have largely gone to the Opposition and the 1Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak declaring it to be a “Chinese Tsunami”, a lid has been lifted and a signal has been given – it’s the fault of the Chinese. […]

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 […]