Category Archives: Malaysian Politics

  • It is time to end one-party dominance in Malaysia

    I refer to media reports that quote former Barisan Nasional (BN) Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon as saying that it is time to end “one-party dominance”.[1] I cannot agree more with Koh. We definitely have to end one-party dominance at the federal level where BN has been ruling for 61 years. In […]

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  • Time for Malaysians to Show Power

    A question commonly posed to me is what made me decide to choose politics as a vocation. I wonder about it myself sometimes. Although it may not appear to be so, I am in fact naturally an introvert. Of course, I have since learned how to summon on demand the confidence and tenacity required to face […]

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  • Ucapan Perbahasan RUU Perbekalan 2018 di peringkat jawatankuasa Kementerian Pendidikan

    Penggunaan buku teks “impot” Tuan pengerusi, Sebagai sebahagian daripada usaha untuk meningkatkan mutu pengajaran dan pembelajaran bahasa Inggeris dalam kurikulum sekolah, Kementerian Pendidikan telah mengumumkan akan menggantikan buku teks mata pelajaran Bahasa Inggeris sedia ada dengan kurikulum yang selaras dengan Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). Oleh kerana buku-buku teks terbitan tempatan dikatakan […]

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  • PAS: parti politik atau jemaah tabligh?

    P.Ramlee pernah menggunakan ungkapan ‘pelik bin ajaib’ bagi menggambarkan keadaan yang amat menghairankan. Begitulah yang saya rasa apabila melihat kenyataan-kenyataan pemimpin PAS kebelakangan ini. Apakah PAS kini hilang arah tujuannya? Tidak menang pilihan raya tidak mengapa Ambil sebagai contoh kata-kata Mursyidul Am PAS, Tuan Guru Hashim Jasin yang baru-baru ini menegaskan bahawa parti tersebut tidak […]

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  • Why Change Has Not Been Possible

    The Malaysian model is now in a cul-de-sac. To break out of it, we need to rethink the nature of political compromises. At times when I contemplate the state of politics in Malaysia, I am reminded of a conversation I had over lunch with a senior diplomat earlier this year. It was just after Chinese […]

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  • Menuntut kembali negara kita melalui Bersih 5

    Salah satu keunikan negara kita adalah jangka hayat panjang rejim pemerintah yang tidak pernah sekalipun kalah dalam pilihan raya umum sejak merdeka enam dekad yang lalu. Walau bagaimanapun, rekod unggul ini tiada kaitan dengan prestasi atau populariti. Sebaliknya, ia dicapai atas kemampuan luar biasa kerajaan untuk terus memastikan peraturan permainan diatur untuk memihak mereka. Buktinya […]

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  • Stop BN’s electoral robbery with Bersih 5

    The best show of dissent is a street protest, and there is much to be outraged about by the present re-delineation exercise. The 14th general election looks set to be a litmus test for many political stakeholders in Malaysia, not least of all the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Now ignominiously labelled a kleptocrat regime, […]

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  • Anak muda dan politik

    “Beri aku 1,000 orang tua, niscaya akan kucabut semeru dari akarnya. Beri aku 10 pemuda, niscaya akan kuguncangkan dunia.” (Sukarno) Apabila membicarakan soal penglibatan anak muda dalam kancah politik, umum mengandaikan bahawa anak muda itu sama ada terlalu kritikal atau melecehkan parti politik sama sekali dan sebaliknya lebih cenderung kepada aktiviti bersifat kebudayaan, kesukanan dan […]

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  • Reclaiming our country through Bersih 5

    One of the peculiarities of our country is the longevity of the ruling regime, which has never lost a single general election since independence six decades ago. However, this sterling record has little to do with performance or popularity than it has to do with the uncanny ability of the government to continually ensure that […]

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