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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 ...

CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA 389

1. I would like to add my congratulations to the millions that Barack Obama must have received for his great victory for the Presidency of the United States of America. 2. Only a few years ago I thought it was impossible for a black man to become President of white United States, the country where ...

Snippets 186

RAYA OPEN HOUSE 1. I would like to share with all the visitors to my blog my open house experience this raya. 2. All are heart warming and belies the popular belief that the races in Malaysia are antagonistic towards each other. From the large number of Chinese and Indians attending the raya open houses, ...