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There’s hope, but is the opposition united to make good on it?

It’s stinking politics as usual, of course. Yet, in the midst of it there is just a sliver of hope cutting through the dirt. The question is: Are the people who can make a difference taking hold of the hope to … Continue reading

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Let’s not get hoodwinked

For a long time, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak dismissed former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticisms as mere “noise”, not to be taken seriously. That tune seems to have changed. Recently, he singled out “one person” — a … Continue reading

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Bersatu, a way out and forward

The big plus point about Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s newly-founded Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is that it represents all the bumiputra groups in the country, irrespective of ethnic background and religion. The party is open to Malays, the Orang Asli and … Continue reading

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My 2016 predictions and beyond!

Despite the upbeat government spin, when you read the economists’ forecasts, you will realise that 2016 is going to be a difficult year economically and, I add, politically. The economic growth rate is predicted to go down from 4.5% to … Continue reading

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PKR wins in Permatang Pauh but it still has to prove itself

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has won the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone because this is an Anwar stronghold. The seat fell vacant when PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who won the seat … Continue reading

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A chance for PKR to show it can rule

The Permatang Pauh PAS (Islamic Party of Malaysia) division has given the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR — People’s Justice Party) an ultimatum to apologise to PAS over the latter’s stand on PAS’ plan to introduce hudud in the state it … Continue reading

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The danger in Malaysian politics as usual

There’s this sandiwara (stage play) playing out before us and I hope the Malaysian public can see through it. One protagonist is PAS which kicked up a political storm when it tabled the Shariah Criminal Code II Enactment 1993 (amendment 2015) … Continue reading

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