TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

RACIAL POLARIZATION 298

1. After Parliament was dissolved on the 13th April 2013, I was interviewed by a BBC journalist. He appeared quite convinced that race-based parties such as those in the National Front would be rejected by a more liberal electorate which believes in democracy, freedom and non-racial politics. Also the idealistic young would reject the BN. ...

UMNO DAHULU DAN SEKARANG 95

1. Pada 11hb. Mei 2013, UMNO merayakan hari penubuhannya yang ke 63 dengan sembahyang dan tahlil, ucapan bersemangat dari Presiden Najib Tun Razak dan majlis makan malam. Tetapi UMNO pada 2013 ini bukanlah sama dengan UMNO 1946. 2. Pada 1946, pengasas UMNO yang berkumpul di Johor Baru bersemangat untuk menyelamatkan bangsa Melayu dari kehilangan bangsa ...

BRINGING DOWN GOVERNMENTS 161

BRINGING DOWN GOVERNMENTS 1. Street demonstrations can bring down Governments. This we know from the Arab Spring. But we should also know that setting up a new Government to replace the old Government is not as easy. 2. There will always be people who will not agree with the new Government, no matter if the ...

LIBEL 64

This article appeared in the New Straits Times of April 28, 2013 1. The DAP’s Kit Siang has learnt a lot from Anwar Ibrahim, the PKR leader. When unable to counter a critic, silence him by threatening to take libel action in court if the statement is not withdrawn. A long drawn hearing in the ...

THE POLITICS OF RACE 58

This article appeared in the New Straits Times of April 25, 2013 1. In Malaysia there is not a single political party which can claim to be truly multiracial. All of them are strongly dominated by one race or another. 2. The only party which is nearest to being multi-racial is the National Front. Although ...

GELANG PATAH 303

1. Kit Siang is going to contest in Gelang Patah. 2. Why Gelang Patah? 3. Obviously it is because Gelang Patah has a Chinese majority.

LAHAD DATU 31

1. I visited Lahad Datu on March 17, to see the members of our security forces and get a short briefing as to what was happening. 2. I was surprised to learn that the Felda palm oil plantation there is as big as the state of Melaka. There is a good-sized port at Lahad Datu ...

SUBANG 61

1. I was sad when Subang International airport was replaced by the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. I landed at Subang in a Government jet and saw the place deserted and quiet. No aircrafts were parked, taxiing, taking off or landing. Subang was a busy place from 1964 to 1998. But after the opening ...

GUERRILLA WAR 164

1. When in 1990 I first met Nelson Mandela upon his release, the first thing he asked was how Malaysia defeated the guerrillas. He said when he was being trained in Yugoslavia and Libya he was told that guerrillas could not be defeated. So how did Malaysia defeat the guerrillas? 2. I explained that two ...

A CITIZEN’S RIGHT 283

1. It would seem that some people are unhappy over my continued involvement in politics. As a retiree I should just retire. 2. I did in fact plan to retire in 1998. But events at that time forced me to defer. When the conditions in Malaysia had been stabilised after the currency crisis, I announced ...