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Snippets – Zaid Ibrahim and UMNO 277

1. UMNO has now sacked Zaid Ibrahim from the party. 2. This is the man who was held in high esteem by UMNO President Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi so that from among hundreds of UMNO leaders of sorts, he chose Zaid Ibrahim, a dubious character who could not be accepted even by his own ...

MAC 2009 473

1. Negara tertunggu-tunggu Mac 2009 di waktu mana peralihan kuasa dikatakan akan berlaku. 2. Kepercayaan bahawa ini akan berlaku diasaskan kepada pengumuman oleh Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang dia akan serah jawatannya kepada Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak pada tarikh tersebut. Abdullah juga menyatakan yang dia tidak akan bertanding jawatan Presiden Umno dalam pemilihan ...

RASUAH DAN KEAZAMAN POLITIK 725

1. Saya bersetuju dengan pendapat Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak bahawa usaha membanteras politik wang perlu keazaman politik. 2. Soalnya – keazaman politik siapa? 3. Apakah keazaman politik mereka yang ingin dicalonkan dan sudah hulur wang sogokan?

PENCALONAN UMNO 658

1. Selesailah sudah mesyuarat bahagian-bahagian UMNO untuk memilih kepimpinan Bahagian, Wanita, Pemuda dan Puteri bahagian serta pencalonan bagi jawatan-jawatan dalam Majlis Tertinggi Parti. 2. Sistem kuota masih berkuat-kuasa dan pemerhati mengikuti jumlah pencalonan yang diperolehi oleh calon-calon tertentu dalam media samada mereka memenuhi kuota atau tidak. 3. Tetapi berita utama bukanlah berkenaan dengan layak atau ...

RACISM AND 2008 ELECTIONS 711

1. When the Barisan Nasional did badly in the March 2008 General Election, foreign observers and many in this country were jubilant because they claim that it marked the demise of racial politics and racial parties in Malaysia. 2. I did not agree with this simplistic view and I had put my thoughts on this ...

PERALIHAN KUASA 661

1. Akhirnya Majlis Tertinggi UMNO dan UMNO keseluruhannya terpaksa akur akan kehendak Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sebagai Presiden supaya peralihan kuasa diadakan pada Mac 2009. 2. Tiga bulan bukanlah satu jangka masa yang panjang tetapi dalam politik UMNO dan negara sekarang banyaklah kerja-kerja pemulihan parti yang akan terganggu kerana penangguhan yang tidak berasas ini. ...

ZAID IBRAHIM DAN BAYARAN EX-GRATIA 579

1. Saya bersetuju dengan Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, bekas (mantan) Menteri Undang-undang de fakto bahawa bayaran ex-gratia RM5 juta adalah bersesuaian jika dibanding dengan pendapatan peguam terkemuka di negara ini yang mencecah RM2 juta setahun. 2. Bahawa peguam terkemuka di Malaysia mendapat RM2 juta setahun amat memberangsangkan saya. Jelas sekali saya telah pilih karier yang salah ...

SIEW SIN ON SINO MALAY RELATIONS 492

Going through some old documents I came across this record of a speech by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Enche (sic) Tan Siew Sin, at the Delegates’ Conference of the Hokkien Association of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on 22nd May 1965. It is too long a speech to be reproduced in full. I will therefore ...

Snippets 476

PAYOUT FOR JUDGES 1. Now we know how much has been paid out to the judges. 2. It is not bad at all. The Government must have plenty of money to give away for something that the Government says is not an admission of guilt and does not merit an apology. This generous act is ...

Snippets – Former Secretary General Acquitted & Economic Headlines 162

FORMER SECRETARY-GENERAL ACQUITTED 1. Can I say how glad I am that Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Muhammad has been acquitted of the charge of abetment in committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) and of cheating involving RM9 million. 2. I remember how shocked I was that this senior civil servant whom I know very well ...