DECEMBER 1 — It haunts me at night. This prized question.
The last general election — on May 5, 2013 — was alleged as proof of insatiable Chinese community gone amok, but the aspersion was never directed at the dwindling race. It was to the Malays, to suggest, “Hey look, look what they Chinese have done. We are next.”
It was about inflating the bogeyman as a large menacing Zeppelin hovering over the population’s soon to implode sanity, and in reaction hope they ignore a shocking electoral process and result. It worked.
Continue reading “What do Malays want?”
APRIL 22 — It is always a pleasure. To write.
A week past the Tamil New Year, and I have only Mittens to talk to at this hour (It is half past one in the morning).
I had what they refer to as an evening of personal reminiscing. These things just happen, they do not announce themselves. And it was unsurprisingly bittersweet. Continue reading “No meal calls these days”
“By stepping aside, they’ll bring veracity to the opinion that their party’s vision and hopes for the country are far greater than any one politician. I’m assuming as progressive parties unyielding to the tyranny of permanency, they’d have that opinion.”
My weekly column in The Malay Mail Online http://ow.ly/10qHkp
Everything is operating exactly as Mahathir intended it to and now he wants the support of the people with no end game articulated?
When Mahathir loses, as in not heard and his opinions forgotten, the only hurt is his pride. He can always holiday in exotic locations like Zimbabwe to meet old friends, but how about the rest who are asked to join the fight? http://ow.ly/ZhtBR
My weekly column in @themmailonline #mahathirmohamad
“Accept the past with honesty, not reply to it with revisionism. For example, a fictitious long-term ex-dictator who stripped all agencies of their power, reason and conscience, demanded blind loyalty from millions and played let’s experiment with mind control in a fictitious country, cannot turn around years later and blame the limp agencies, ridiculous passivity and low political intellectualism for his righteous indignation for not being able to remove the present fictitious dictator. It’s akin to rigging a game, retiring, returning to the mound and complaining about these impossible limitations.”
My column this week in @themmailonline #FalseProphets http://ow.ly/Z0N7g
“Migrant entry has to match what Malaysia can accommodate and not based purely on market forces.
Which forces the question, are all the checks in place to ensure a proper process? At a cursory level, knowing that the minister is serious about allowing in a large number of foreigners at a time he acknowledges that the current number of undocumented foreigners is high — and has instructed the immigration department to register foreigners already working without documents so they can be counted — does cause concern.”
My weekly column in @themmailonline #migrants #Bangladeshi http://ow.ly/YsRNB
“That would be the story — in varying degrees — of our own successful athletes.
There is no glory without the loneliness and sacrifice. So it may come across to them, that the ex-admiral and those who share his opinion are a tad bit disrespectful to those who put the country in the back pages of newspapers.
Most sports do not match the clothing requirements of several conservative faiths. Which is why the Saudi Arabian women’s football team will never qualify for the Women’s World Cup, because there is no Saudi women’s football team.
Malaysia made its peace with international sports a long time ago, unlike those seeking to score political points by pandering to the gallery of non-sporting hardliners who are inclined to pontificating moral supremacy.”
My weekly column in @themmailonline http://ow.ly/V7QWb #SexinSports