The EvangeliSTAR and their Voices are taking their ‘Moderation’ campaign into its next phase.
Moving into the colleges and universities, the evangelistas will no doubt be telling students that the ultra right-wingers are ““hate-spewing, divisive, race-obsessed ignoramuses” who are “racist, extremist and bigots” devoid of any “rational and balanced views” – see Wong Chun Wai’s most recent column yesterday.
Does Najib Razak support the J-Star‘s agenda, considering that his NGO headed by Saifuddin Abdullah is working hand-in-glove with the EvangeliSTAR?
The 2004 general election was held on March 21. Under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, BN recorded its most spectacular victory ever.
A closer look into the results of the 11th general election (GE11) reveals that despite the BN’s emphatic win, the Chinese electorate did not however give the BN any more support than they did in the previous GE10 in 1999.
First off, I must say Alvin is indeed an astute young man. He is quick to suss out that the Pakatan leaders are really “heartless mercenaries” and correctly identified that Anwar and Guan Eng had been posturing when they called for him to be jailed “just so that they did not lose the Muslim vote“. Continue reading “Alvin: M’sians deserve the Umno gomen they get”→
Constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas said Malaya reached a consensus in power sharing between the Malays and non-Malays when the country achieved independence and this compact is described as the “social contract” – see ‘Founding fathers will roll over in their graves about Zahid‘ (Malaysiakini, 24 Sept 2014).
I have become the subject of criticism and threats, especially over the past week. And information I have received says that one superdunggu has been tasked to “watch” me. Considering that these are powerful people, I really have no one to turn to except Allah and to you folks – my Blog readers.
“Mana yang bodoh saja percaya Azmin dapat ‘sokongan penuh’ Pakatan dalam masa semalaman untuk jadi Menteri Besar Selangor seperti mana dalam kenyataan Azizah dan Guan Eng semalam. Logiknya, tak sampai sebulan lepas 30 ADUN Pakatan tandatangan akuan bersumpah sokong Azizah, tiba-tiba lupa semua tu dan sokong Azmin?”
Haris Ibrahim is presently facing a sedition charge for his words uttered in a public forum at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on the night of 13 May 2013.
Also awaiting trial for speeches delivered at the aforementioned KLSCAH forum are Reformasi icon Hishamuddin Rais, PKR vice president Tian Chua and the son of former Deputy Minister Ghafar Baba, Tamrin Ghafar.
Did you know that the majority of the Vietnamese boat people were ethnic Chinese? They originated from Guangdong and were Cantonese speakers.
Yup, the illegal Vietnamese economic migrants who boated out to Australia were the Chinese birds of passage. Wonder if before that they had asserted as loudly and vehemently too that they were Anak Bangsa Vietnam. Continue reading “Haris Ibrahim will be emigrating”→
On this date – Sept 18 – in history 32 years ago, the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon entered its third and final day. The Christian Lebanese militia had slaughtered approximately 700-800 Palestinians in a three-day orgy from Sept 16 to 18.
“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. Continue reading “We are the BN voters, listen to us!”→
Some of you may still recall Hannah Yeoh was tweeting – on the morning of 1hb Syawal about a month-and-a-half ago – about her cruise around Subang during Aidil Fitri in search of food. She ate a meal of dry Bak Kut Teh.
A precursor and a template for the Merdeka Constitution
By Dr Malik Munip
1. Independence and Tunku Abdul Rahman are inseparable — so much so that each time a Malaysian hears the word “merdeka’, an image of our first Premier reading the Proclamation of Independence will invariably come to mind.
Indeed for many Malaysians, the Independence Movement started with the birth of the Alliance coalition he led — which was initiated by an Umno-MCA pact in the Kuala Lumpur Municipal Elections in 1952, extended in 1955 when the MIC joined and cemented in the same year when they won a landslide victory in the first peninsula-wide elections for the Federal Legislative Council.
2. Invigorated by such a mandate, the Tunku demanded that the date for Merdeka be brought forward. And as everyone knows within two years the Tunku got what he wanted. The Tunku after all is not immortalised as Bapa Kemerdekaan for nothing.
3. But what is less well known was the nature of the constitutional landscape in which the Alliance negotiated Merdeka: its ethos was geared towards decolonization. Highlighting this fact is not to stress the importance of historical context, but more to point out that the ‘logic of decolonization’ was ingrained in the 1948 Federation of Malaya Agreement (FMA). Indeed its preamble read:
“And whereas it is the desire of His Majesty and Their Highnesses that progress should be made towards eventual self-government and…….as soon as circumstances….permit, legislation should be introduced for the election of members to the several legislatures to be established pursuant to this Agreement.”
4. What this means is that though winning those elections was purely the achievement of the Alliance, yet the very fact that elections existed in the first place was not. As can be read in the Preamble, elections and other trappings of self-government was very much expected (if not demanded) by the then highest law of the land: the FMA.