“How ironic, that an Operasi Lalang victim like Kua Kia Soong is derided as being ‘naïve’, ‘vengeful’ and ‘makan dedak’ whenever he writes of the need for Mahathir to face up to his political sins,” wrote columnist Josh Hong in Malaysiakini yesterday.
Leading Chinese educationist Dr Kua was a one-term DAP Petaling Jaya MP in the 1990s. He is also a former ISA detainee whom Tun Mahathir, as PM cum Home Minister, had locked up in Kamunting for 445 days. You really can’t blame the PJ PhD doctor if he should feel sinned against by the Alor Setar medical doctor. Continue reading “The miseducation of Dr Kua Kia Soong”
I left Penang some 10 years ago. Despite the time and separation of distance, it was still distressing to see the landslide in Tanjung Bungah − practically in my old neighbourhood.
The location where it happened is familiar in memory to me although with the passing of my mom (and recently my dog), my ties with Penang are now rather tenuous.
Nonetheless it’s mind-boggling – looking on from the outside – how the state government approved the building of those two 50-storey (!) residential blocks where the landslide happened. Continue reading “Penang’s botak hills and mushrooming high-rises on slope”
I don’t see DAP losing Penang in the coming general election. What I do see, however, is Penangites becoming more and more like North Koreans in their Dear Leader and ‘All Hail the Party’ cult. To them, DAP can do no wrong and will be defended at all costs.
A hill-slope landslide on the island at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah killed 11 workers Saturday. Eleven people perished but the Penang government still can simply dismiss the matter. “Work site accidents happen almost every single day, so imagine if ministers have to resign because of them,” said the DAP Penang chairman, Continue reading “When will more Penangites start questioning their state gomen?”
Gymnast Simone Biles (below) won four gold medals in the Rio Olympics last year. She is four feet nine inches tall. Continue reading “The shorter you are, the higher you can soar”
PAN president Mohamad Sabu today trotted out a strawman argument claiming Umno is scaring Malays that the DAP intends to establish “a Christian state”. That’s just like making the equally strawish argument saying Umno is fear-mongering Malays that Lim Kit Siang wants to become the next prime minister. Continue reading “Mat Sabu’s straggly strawman in defence of his DAP best bud”
Look in the miiror.
The link to Mama Dapsrer’s FB is here.
The Malaysiakini version of the article is here.
It can also be read at FMT, here.