TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

PEGGING 444

1. I am not in the business of advising the Government. When I mentioned the advisability of pegging the Ringgit, it was in answer to a question posed by a reporter. If the Government noticed the report I would feel flattered. 2. Pegging currencies is not as easy as it sounds. The whole thing must ...

Snippets 359

SHAHIDAN PENASIHAT NCER Laporan Utusan Malaysia semalam (Sept 23, 2008) amat menggembirakan saya. Sahabat saya Dato Seri Shahidan Kassim, Menteri Besar Perlis yang gagal menjadi Menteri Besar walaupun Perlis di antara negeri yang menang dalam pilihanraya 2008 telah dilantik oleh YAB Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Perdana Menteri Malaysia untuk menjadi penasihat dan pembantu beliau ...

SUPREME COUNCIL 476

(Versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. The goings on in the UMNO Supreme Council are supposed to be secret. So it was quite a surprise when the press reported some important details regarding the Supreme Council’s meeting on Thursday, September 18. What is even more surprising is that the reports expose the attacks ...

THE BARISAN NASIONAL II 538

1. When the Barisan Nasional did very badly in the March 2008 general elections, all the component parties except those in Sabah and Sarawak experienced losses as they had never done before. 2. In the aftermath of the elections, the component parties pointed accusing fingers at each other. Very quickly they were at each other’s ...

Snippets 472

LOSS OF CONFIDENCE 1. I was reading the comments on my blog on ‘Mengingati Pejuang-Pejuang’, when I came across a comment which respectfully disagreed with me that the defeat of BN in the General Election was not due to support for the opposition but disaffection with BN. 2. He said if that was the case ...

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 ...