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KUOTA HAPUS 111

1. Tidaklah penting kita tahu asal-usul kuota dalam pemilihan pemimpin UMNO. Namun demikian izinkan saya cerita sedikit berkenaan latar belakangnya. 2. Pada tahun 1986 Dato (Tun) Musa Hitam, musuh ketat Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah telah berjaya pujuk Tengku bertanding jawatan Presiden UMNO. Beliau sendiri sanggup jadi timbalannya. 3. Seperti biasa bahagian-bahagian (UMNO), dalam mesyuarat telah namakan ...

MAKAN SUAP 193

1. Ada orang politik yang berpendapat jika dapat jadi Presiden parti maka kemenangan mereka dalam pilihanraya terjamin. 2. Justeru itu mereka ini berusaha untuk menentukan kemenangan mereka melalui penyingkiran ahli yang tidak menyokong mereka, mengguna wang untuk membeli sokongan atau mengguna apa-apa kuasa yang ada pada mereka untuk menyogok, menjanji sesuatu kepada yang akan menyokong ...

THE LESSON FROM JAPAN 223

1. The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan which had ruled the country since World War II has been trounced by the Democratic Party of Japan in the recent election. 2. This follows the trend which many political parties which had struggled and achieved independence had undergone. The Mashumi Party of Indonesia, the Muslim League of ...

NEW CURRENCY NEEDED, SAYS UN – BLOOMBERG 110

1. For a long time now Malaysians have been questioning why we must use the United States’ Dollar for international trade, why we cannot use a dinar or any other currency. But Malaysians are not supposed to know anything about money, about finance. So nobody listens. 2. Now it is the United Nations which is ...

SOUND BITES 40

For the Lawyers – The Constitution and Parliament 1. When I asked whether the Constitution or Parliament came first, I just wanted to make certain. But I am sorry that most who answered were not lawyers. 2. According to Tun Suffian in his book “An Introduction to the Constitution of Malaysia”, the Constitution was promulgated ...

DASAR EKONOMI BARU 298

1. Saya berasa amat sedih kerana terdapat ramai daripada Melayu yang terpelajar menolak Dasar Ekonomi Baru kononnya DEB menguntungkan hanya segelintir daripada kroni pemimpin Kerajaan terutama semasa saya menjadi Perdana Menteri. 2. Mereka ini cuma nampak beberapa kerat peniaga dan pengusaha Melayu yang berjaya. Pendapat mereka ialah semua yang berjaya tentulah kerana mereka kroni, terutama ...

Dear PenyuMenagis (sic), 188

(This entry is in response to PenyuMenagis’ comments to Chedet in SOUND BITES (Hiroshima) published on Aug 12)   Assalamu’alaikum.   1. Your life makes interesting reading and so is your outlook on life. Long ago many poor Chinese gave their children to Malay families, which is why we often see many Malays who look ...

MERDEKA 169

1. Beberapa hari lagi genaplah 52 tahun Negara kita merdeka. Sambutan tahun ini jelas kurang meriah berbanding tahun-tahun sebelumnya kerana wabak selsema H1N1. Tidak ada perarakan besar-besaran di Dataran Merdeka mahupun di Putrajaya sebagaimana biasa. 2. Tetapi ini semua tidak sepatutnya menghalang kita melahirkan rasa bangga dan patriotisme kita terhadap Negara kita. 3. Walaupun saya ...

SOUND BITE (For the Lawyers) 82

1. I am trying to find out whether the Constitution and Constitutional Law came into being by an Act of Parliament. 2. If they are when were they passed – before the founding of Malaya and Malaysia or after? 3. Did the Parliament create the Constitution or did the Constitution create Parliament?

SOUND BITES (Water for Singapore) 117

1. Tan Sri Muhyiddin spoke the truth about my persuading him to supply water to Singapore (read here). But Lee Kuan Yew did not threaten to go to war if we did not supply water. If he had done that, I think I would have stopped any further supply. 2. We were at that time ...