Back in May 2018, something historical happened – BN who held power for past 61 years lost the general elections – the story detailed in Part 1 & Part 2. And with that, the old Malaysia died and a “New Malaysia” or in Bahasa, “Malaysia Baru” was born.… [Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: Where 15 Pledges for Better Citizens Headed in Next 3 Years?”
(Whether it is a private jet or a public abuse of trust and power – such nonsense cannot be tolerated at any level even for a high ranking politician’s wife. Just because it is approved by the Cabinet, don’t these people who fly have some internal conscience or they are just corrupt to the core?… [Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: Now Anybody Can Fly Free On Taxpayers Money?”
(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)… [Click to read the rest] “Clean Elections 101: Is PM Talking Cock?”
(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)… [Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: Wasteful & Short-Sighted Again”
(NFC scandal – an unexpected revelation of corruption involves the cows or an internal chess-play for the Pantai Parliamentary seat? Cartoon source: Zunar / Malaysiakini)… [Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: NFC – When They Will Be Really Honest?”
(So, this was “suicide due to guilt feeling” back then but with a twist now – it is driven to suicide by aggressive interrogation. No matter how we look at it, Teoh Beng Hock should not be dead in the first place – it is a tragic loss and failure by MACC to conduct its business in the right way)… [Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: Yes, It’s A Suicide Verdict But….”
(Taib Mahmud and his unexplained growth in wealth is the focus of the opposition in Sarawak 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] “Elections 101: Sarawak State Elections, The Spins”
With no new ideas, it has now turned into a “battle of the bottles”, so some quarters say.
… [Click to read the rest] “Hulu Selangor Poser 4”
Former Selangor Umno liaison chief Dr Mohd Khir Toyo believes that the repeated attacks on PKR Hulu Selangor by-election candidate Zaid Ibrahim’s past as a drinker was a good campaign strategy.
We managed to catch the latest Tamil movie blockbuster, Kandasamy in Taiping’s latest cineplex last week or so and since the cineplex was quite new, the seats were comfortable and the sound system was outstanding. Movie poster source: Gaana… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review: Acceptable, Entertaining Kandasamy 2009”
What anti climax it was…
When I first heard about KPIs and other related slogans like “we accept we need to change”, “people first, party later” and other sugar coating remarks from BN, I was sceptical on whether these jokers was serious about change or just putting up a wayang kulit (shadow play) for Malaysians to be dazzled and support the new administration under Najib
(Is the KPI, something achievable?… [Click to read the rest] “KPI Anti-Climax”