TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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“Pohon Maaf” 1. Baru-baru ini Kerajaan dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri serta Menteri-Menteri sibuk memohon maaf kepada orang Cina dan India kerana apa yang dikatakan kata-kata yang dianggap sebagai terlalu perkauman (racist) yang telah disebut oleh beberapa pemimpin Melayu. 2. Sebenarnya orang Melayu sekarang amat takut jika mereka diberi label “racist”. Mereka menulis dalam akhbar yang ...

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Media Truths 1. “Hold strongly to the principle of truth as the credibility of an institution depends on it” said Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi, the PM. 2. Does he really believe in reporting the truth or in spinning the truth? 3. When reporters met me during press conferences, I asked them why they are interviewing ...