GE14 2018: The Day Frustrated Malaysians Made History – Part 2

(It was a war that Pakatan Harapan was not expected to win but they beat the odds – the GE14 was indeed a war that they were not expected to win but they did win in the end)

Continued from Part 1

From the offset, the odds in GE14 were stacked up against the Pakatan (PAS somehow had it easier considering their loose working relationship with BN).… [Click to read the rest] “GE14 2018: The Day Frustrated Malaysians Made History – Part 2”

N25 Kajang: Pakatan’s Hunger Games?

kajang

(Kajang is very famous for its satay – we used to drive into the town just for this but in recent weeks, the town of Kajang has been in the focus for a different type of food on the dish – Pakatan’s rather childish games with the voters in Kajang. Image source: The Star)

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Governance 101: Dump the Dumb Politicians

(The conceptual video relating to Google’s recent announcement of their revolutionary Project Glass – assuming that nothing tragic happens in December 2012 and things go on as usual thereafter, we must recognize that the future is all about information at fingertips and on how it gets distributed and used in our daily lives.[Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: Dump the Dumb Politicians”

Clean Elections 101: The Wayang Kulit Before Elections

election wayang kulit shadow play art kelantan

(You can hardly see this fine beautiful art in motion these days but in the political landscape when it comes to elections, it is still alive and played well to the end. Image source: Wikipedia)

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Clean Elections 101: Is PM Talking Cock?

election cock talking PM language

(With elections around the corner, expect more incidents of talking cock to be sprouting out from the foamy mouth of the many half-past-six politicians around the country and on a more regular basis too. Image source: http://www.olx.com.sg)

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Governance 101: Wasteful & Short-Sighted Again

Governance

(In the Global Competitiveness Report 2010–2011, Malaysia ranks 25 out of 139 countries where public spending & governance is somewhat better managed than the rest but then again, if one reads deeper into the report, Malaysia’s ranking is only 4.2 out of the full 7 on the mark. We are no where close to our neighbour down south who ranks at the top at 6.1 despite their limited natural resources, human resource and living space)

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Sarawak State Elections: The Spins

(Taib Mahmud and his unexplained growth in wealth is the focus of the opposition in this State Elections. It will be difficult for Najib & BN to justify Taib continuing his hold on the powers in Sarawak. More so after hard evidence of native land grab – estimated 70,000 hectares, an area which is larger than Singapore and luxury properties abroad under Taib and Taib’s family members starts to emerge.[Click to read the rest] “Sarawak State Elections: The Spins”

Case for PR’s 100 Day Plan

(Warning: Long post ahead)

(PR is making it case to the general public that it can make a positive difference if it becomes the Government but we need a more convincing case. Image source: http://wargamarhaen.blogspot.com)

Interesting topic for the beginning of the year…

Well, it is in our best interest (no matter which side of the politics we may be) to know what the opposition intends to do if they come in power – although the chances of that happening in recent months is almost nil, no thanks to the Oppositions shooting themselves in their foot numerous times in the last 4 years (but who knows what can happen in the next few years).… [Click to read the rest] “Case for PR’s 100 Day Plan”

Snippets – 6 December 2010

A quickie before the holidays…

Khir Toyo Charged with Corruption

Ha, some interesting development with fishing in the “big fish” by the MACC

(Khir claims that this whole piece of property only valued RM3.5 million when others claims that it is about RM24 million. What do you think? Image source: TheStar)

The hands of the law could have done it better (like that costly RM1.8 million trip to Disneyland and the missing RM9.9 million Balkis fiasco) but I guess something is better than nothing…

The Star reports:-

Former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has been charged with accepting two land lots for RM3.5mil when the said lots were bought by Ditamas Sdn Bhd director Shamsuddin Haryoni for RM6.5mil.

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Quote of the Day: Statesman

(“What is the difference between a statesman and a politician?… A statesman does what he believes is best for his country, a politician does what best gets him re-elected” – Mikhail Gorbachev)

(How to determine who is a real statesman? Cartoon source: http://www.zanetti.net.au)

Who is Dr M, really?

Rocky calls him the Statesman and the DPM even goes on to say:-

“…for us (in the Barisan Nasional), we place priority on human values and give due respect to a statesman who has sacrificed a lot for the country, no matter what his views may be on various issues”

(Source)

To many of the younger generations like me, Dr M was THE best Prime Minister todate (we did not “experience” Malaysia under the previous Prime Ministers although some would say Tunku Abdul Rahman’s time was still best of all).… [Click to read the rest] “Quote of the Day: Statesman”

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