Shamshul Anuar @ 2014/09/16 at 2:14 am
“The problem is not us. Najib is the problem.
“His character, decisions bring ‘malapetaka’ to Umno. If his decisions affect him alone, that would be fine. His decision to favour those who literally want him dead, over those genuinely concerned ‘Makcik-makcik and Pakcik-pakcik’, is simply plain stupid and worse still suicidal. (more…)
September 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm
William Roff was emeritus professor of Islamic and Southeast Asian history at Columbia University, in New York.
Roff ‘s famous book is The Origins of Malay Nationalism.
His widow Sue Roff believes that “much of what he identified 50 years ago is apparent in the results” of Malaysia’s 2013 general election. (more…)
September 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm
Gerakan deputy president Dr Cheah Soon Hai said non-Malays as a whole should not be branded with negative traits like “arrogance” just because of the actions of a few.
Dr Cheah was responding to remarks by the Umno vice president – see, ‘Non-Malays getting arrogant, says Ahmad Zahid‘ (The Sun Daily, 1 Sept 2014)
September 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm
The Penang chief minister has rallied to the defence of his bajungu by declaring that thanks to the Purple Shirts patrol, his state is the safest in Malaysia.
In a press statement today, Lim Guan Eng confers on Penang the unofficial status of “safest”.
His claim is highly suspect. In fact and to the contrary, Penang is the ethnic hotspot where conflict is most likely to erupt into sectarian violence. (more…)
September 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm
One of the public campaigns held in conjunction with our Merdeka celebrations is The J-Star‘s Voices of Moderation.
The paper makes a pledge “to be at the forefront to nurture the resounding triumph of moderation and reason over extremism and bigotry”. (more…)
September 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm
Yesterday on our National Day, 155 bajungu were arrested by police in Penang. The bajungu or Purple Shirts are reportedly a 10,000-strong vigilante force.
What motivated Penang to create this extralegal force when the other states do not have as such? (more…)
September 1, 2014 at 7:14 am
Some months back, I wrote that Isma is smarter and savvier than Umno. Today I will amend my statement – I now say that Isma is MUCH smarter and MUCH savvier than Umno.
I had also written that Isma is more efficient and effective. Umno does not have half of Isma’s initiative or even a quarter of Isma’s commitment and dedication to the cause.
August 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm