Browsing All posts tagged under »Economy«

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.

The Days After The Vote of No-Confidence

October 24, 2015

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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 […]

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 […]

Why Is The Government So Afraid Of Bersih?

August 26, 2015

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As we count the days to Bersih 4, the 4th installment of mega rallies organised by the Coalition for Free & Fair Elections (or more commonly called Bersih 2.0 or just Bersih), we are seeing the same stance and gameplan by the authorities. Ridicule it as lacking support, label it as an opposition tool, accuse […]

Bersih 4: It’s Not About Regime Change

July 31, 2015

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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, […]

What Have We Done To Deserve This?

April 23, 2015

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Datuk Ambiga posed this question at the ASEAN People’s Forum on human rights – “What have we done to deserve this stifle of various freedoms by Putrajaya?”  What a great question for us to ask ourselves and ask of this Barisan Nasional government. We love our country, pay our taxes faithfully (albeit, grudgingly at times), […]

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. […]