TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

FINANCIAL TURMOIL 706

1. The world is going through financial turmoil but most Malaysian politicians especially those in the Government seem blissfully unaware or unconcerned. Already 10 major banks in America have collapsed. The almighty US Dollar has depreciated. Now the huge insurance corporation, the American International Group is on the verge of bankruptcy. 2. In the last ...

Snippets 365

A STUDY IN SPINNING 1. Spinning is a method of making thread from cotton wool. But today, spinning has an entirely different meaning. 2. I was told about the spin doctors used by Tony Blair very soon after he became Prime Minister. I did not know what spin doctors do. And so I rejected the ...

RACIALISM 621

(Versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. When the Barisan Nasional did very badly in the last general election many observers inside and outside the country claimed that the Malaysian people of all races have rejected race-based politics. 2. The remarkable increase in the opposition Members of Parliament is said to be due to ...

Snippets 404

PUTRAJAYA 1. Putrajaya, dedicated to Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra is a city built on a greenfield site. 2. It has attracted a lot of visitors, both local and foreign. Many countries have studied the development of Putrajaya when they are planning their new administrative capital. 3. Malaysians are divided in their opinions of this artificially ...

MALAY UNITY AND MALAYSIAN UNITY 686

1. Malaysia has a multi-racial population but is quite unique in that the division is not just by race alone but by religion, language, culture and economic situation. Unity in such a diversity is extremely difficult to achieve. 2. If we study other nations where people of different ethnic groups have immigrated, we will find ...

Snippets 544

Corruption Report 1. Wonder what has happened to Mazlan Harun’s report to the Anti Corruption Agency regarding corrupt acts by Dato Seri Abdullah and Dato Seri Najib, President and Deputy President respectively of UMNO. 2. According to Kadar Shah the report had also been made to the party but he did not think the party ...

THE BARISAN NASIONAL 612

(Versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. There is a tendency these days to condemn the National Front as being effete and an obstacle to the modern concepts of a free democratic Government. The miserable performance of the Barisan Nasional in the March elections is attributed by foreign observers as evidence of a wind ...

THE SOCIAL CONTRACT 3 857

1. I am sorry to have to revert to the social contract issue again because of some disturbing development. 2. Young Malays, including professionals are said to have espoused liberalism and meritocracy. They question the need for affirmative action and the New Economic Policy. They believe that the Malays should compete with the other races. ...

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Cuti-Cuti Malaysia 1. There are only 365 days in a year. Take away 104 days of Saturdays and Sundays weekends and we have left 261 working days. But Malaysia is multi-religious and we must not work during Raya, Chinese New Year and Deepavali. But we must also not work on Wesak Day, Taipusam, Christmas, New ...

POHON MAAF (2) 1,172

1. I had hesitated about writing the Pohon Maaf article even. I thought I would surely be misunderstood. I would be accused of being a racist. 2. Sure enough, although many agree with me, some felt sad that I had become a racist, others merely use nasty words against me. 3. When the opposition did ...