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 […]

Think Again Malaysians, Think!

March 17, 2016

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Think! Why would Tun Mahathir, the man who devoted his life to make UMNO what it is today, who is in his 90s and is the longest-serving PM of Malaysia, want to launch the Citizen’s Declaration with opposition and civil society leaders demanding Najib’s removal and implement institutional reforms? Think! Why would Najib need to […]

The Barisan Nasional’s Votebanks

March 16, 2016

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According to Wikipedia, a votebank is a loyal bloc of voters from a single community, who consistently back a certain candidate or political formation in elections. Such behaviour is often the result of an expectation of real or imagined benefits from the political formation, often at the cost of other communities. Votebanks play a pivotal […]

Sabah and Sarawak, the Battleground of GE14

March 14, 2016

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It is clear from the results of the last general election in 2013 that Barisan Nasional (BN) continues to rule the country because of Sabah and Sarawak. The ruling coalition won 48 of the 57 Federal seats contested in the two states (including the Federal Territory of Labuan), securing 56% of votes cast, with the […]

Realignment, Opportunism and Desperation

March 7, 2016

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The unimaginable has happened. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the former prime minister of Malaysia, sat down with many of his political adversaries on March 4, 2016 to sign a Citizen’s Declaration to demand the removal of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and to usher in institutional reforms. The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and the revelation […]

The Borneo Fixed Deposit

January 16, 2016

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At the last General Election, Barisan Nasional (BN) won only 40 percent of the popular votes for Peninsula and 85 of the 165 Federal seats it contested. The Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak secured BN a victory with a haul of 48 of the 57 seats up for grabs (including the Federal Territory of […]