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Malaysia 101: National Anthem – No Malaysian Should Ever Disrespect It

“If you forget the words to your own song, you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem and you’re screwed.” ~ Lyle Lovett

Looking at this video when it came out a couple of days ago, I thought that these are not Malaysians. From the looks of them, I thought they are probably from China attending some function in the country and by sheer ignorance; do not know the national anthem of the country.… [Click to read the rest] “Malaysia 101: National Anthem – No Malaysian Should Ever Disrespect It”

BMF: Boycott This Instead!

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(A notice is posted at a retail outlet in Seoul on July 12, 2019, stating that it is neither selling nor buying Japanese products. A boycott campaign of Japanese goods is spreading in response to Japan’s recent curbs on exports of key chemicals to South Korean semiconductor and display manufacturers.[Click to read the rest] “BMF: Boycott This Instead!”

Governance 101: Rukunegara, Things That We Have Forgotten

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How do you guys been doing lately? Do you still remember Rukunegara?

The last post I did was way back in early July and I considered that is a very long gap when it comes to blogging. My sincere apologies for missing from the blogosphere. It is not that I had stopped blogging but rather I have been busy – very, very busy indeed on something else.… [Click to read the rest] “Governance 101: Rukunegara, Things That We Have Forgotten”

Democracy 101: A Good Parliamentary Debate

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(The parliament is certainly not THE place for any funny business. The House of Commons in session and in a good mood for a debate over David Cameron’s motion on Syria. Although not all the MPs had the opportunity to speak their mind on the motion, whoever did managed, left a positive impression on the viewers.[Click to read the rest] “Democracy 101: A Good Parliamentary Debate”

Indelible Ink: Most Expensive Food Colouring?

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(In the end, it was nothing but just a food colouring? Didn’t we paid RM7.1 million for it? Cartoonist Zunar – Malaysiakini say it all)

Here’s one to digest for your lovely weekend.

It is an interesting article in Malaysiakini (reproduced at Anwar Ibrahim Blog) on the issue of indelible ink used in the last general election.… [Click to read the rest] “Indelible Ink: Most Expensive Food Colouring?”

Clean Elections 101: Preparing for BERSIH 4.0

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(Out of the many images of BERSIH 3.0 that I have seen, this has to be one of the most moving one – a Malaysian lying down in front of the police water cannon truck to stop them. It reminded me of the lone protestor who stood in front of the tanks during the Tiananmen Square.[Click to read the rest] “Clean Elections 101: Preparing for BERSIH 4.0”

Clean Elections 101: The Wayang Kulit Before Elections

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(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)[Click to read the rest] “Clean Elections 101: The Wayang Kulit Before Elections”

Bersih 2.0 – The King’s Response

Finally, some light at the end of the tunnel…

(The King who presided over the previous Bersih 1.0 is once again have made declaration that should bring the Government and Bersih 2.0 on talking terms again – hopefully. Image source: http://pinkturtle2.wordpress.com)

Well, it could have been an indirect warning to Bersih 2.0 or it could have been the lifeline that Najib been looking for to bring the tug-of-war between the Government and Bersih 2.0 to a friendlier conclusion but still, it is an interesting and timely statement from the King.… [Click to read the rest] “Bersih 2.0 – The King’s Response”

Bersih 2.0

Imagine reading this news on 10th July 2011 morning:-

I have been busy with an assignment lately and I have been traveling too but as much as possible, I do try to keep abreast with the latest news at home. And one that has been quite hot in the news recently is the Bersih 2.0 rally on 9th July 2011.… [Click to read the rest] “Bersih 2.0”

2010 Reflection: Year of the BN

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(Never underestimate the power of impressions, more so if it was handled by professionals. Image source: https://iheartintelligence.com)

2010 was unfortunately “their” year but they deserved it – they played their cards rights

One of the few best things that BN under Najib did in 2010 (although it was long, long overdue) was getting a new President for MIC but then again, MIC is old news and the old President did not go away with empty hands.… [Click to read the rest] “2010 Reflection: Year of the BN”

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