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Masanya Untuk Memperkasakan Pengundi Untuk Menarik Balik Mandat Katak Politik

March 14, 2020


Drama politik yang terdedah pada 23 Februari 2020 bermula dengan Langkah Sheraton telah menyaksikan kejatuhan kerajaan Pakatan Harapan (PH) yang dipilih kurang daripada dua tahun lepas pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14. Rakyat Malaysia hanya mampu lihat dengan perasaan seram, marah dan tidak berdaya apabila mandat yang diberikan kepada PH telah dijungkir-balik oleh Ahli Parlimen(AP) daripada […]

We Need A Strong Opposition

January 2, 2019


Challenges and Opportunities Facing Civil Society Organisations in the New Malaysia

December 2, 2018


The political mega-quake that hit Malaysia on 9 May and which ended the 61-year rule of the dominant National Front (Barisan Nasional, BN) coalition was a scenario many in civil society were unprepared for. In the decades of struggle against the hegemonic BN, where many civil society organisations (CSOs) and the opposition shared the same […]

The Days After The Vote of No-Confidence

October 24, 2015


Prime Minister Najib’s disablement of investigations into the 1MDB scandal and the silencing of critics has all but reinforced public perception that the allegations of corruption made by the Wall Street Journal, Sarawak Report, Tun Mahathir and the opposition are true. The impact on the country is far-reaching, destroying the confidence of both local and […]

10 Reasons Why Racism Is Not Cool (Part 2)

October 18, 2015


Last week I offered 5 reasons why racism is not cool, that it’s irrational, unscientific, prideful, unjust and emotional. It should be regarded as a very negative trait in any society and yet some racists are worshipped as heroes. This week, we want to look at another 5 reasons why we should avoid racism like […]

Are The Chinese Less Malaysian?

September 19, 2015


After the first Bersih rally that ended peacefully, with a record estimated number of participants of 500,000 over the 34 hours period, the UMNO-owned newspaper of Mingguan Malaysia and Utusan Malaysia, as expected, went on to rubbish Bersih 4. The focus of these newspapers, this time, was on the racial profile of the majority of […]

The Bersih 4 That Never Was

September 14, 2015


At the stroke of midnight on the 30th of August, 2015, when the countdown to Merdeka Day had ended, the Negaraku was sung and shouts of ‘Merdeka’ rang throughout the areas around the Dataran Merdeka, the crowd dispersed quietly without much fanfare, thus ending the largest and longest protest ever in our nation’s history peacefully. […]

The Triumph of Volunteerism at Bersih 4

September 3, 2015


If bets were taken on the eve of Bersih 4 that it would end the way it did, the momentous success that it is, you would probably be given very long odds that it would be a peaceful rally with the biggest ever crowd in Malaysian history. You’d be a very rich man by now. […]

An Open Reply to Tengku Adnan : Where is Bersih Getting Its Funding?

August 17, 2015


Dear Tengku Adnan, On the 17th of August, 2015, it was reported by The Star Online that you knew about the RM2.6 billion that went into the PM’s account and that the matter has been “repeatedly explained”. But you then questioned where Bersih got its funding to run Bersih 4. To answer your legitimate question […]

Bersih 4: It’s Not About Regime Change

July 31, 2015


Since Bersih 4 was announced on the 29th of July. 2015 with the call for PM Najib Razak’s resignation over the 1MDB mega-scandal, some commentators and Facebookers have misunderstood the call as a call to overthrow Najib’s administration à la Arab Spring-style with phrases like regime change, Occupy, overthrow of a democratically elected government, etc, […]