There has to be a by-election in Kuala Trengganu by January 28. Actually it won’t be any later than Jan 22 since Chinese New Year is on Jan 26.
And when over, we will know if BN gets to retain its 58 eight seat majority, or have it whittle to 56.
If the latter is the case, there would be another round of speculations of whether there could be a government change before the Umno elections in March – which constitutes grabbing the premiership from Finance Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is a debutante waiting in the backstage for her introduction.
I won’t get into the candidates and other speculations, I just want to look at likely polling dates. Continue reading “Kuala Trengganu by-election date”
The Umno assembly is in March, and a whole bunch of people are making permutations about the outcome of the election.
But if you are a future enthusiast, then you might want to pay some attention to the show in town – The PKR congress.
PKR has holes gaping left, right, centre and areas in areas it never knew it did have. Continue reading “PKR weekend”
These are days of alleged purity.
Wise men in boring halls have decided that the best way to save the souls of people is to stop them from locking limbs in ungodly positions and trying breathing techniques. The spirituality of everyone will be lost.
Perhaps we are jumping the gun. Continue reading “Welcome to Yoha”
Met an old friend today, and she asked me – and how so appropriate in Parliament – what will you stand for when you make your political bid?
I thought hard, and I did not want to give an abstract answer.
The concept that encapsulates most of what I believe in is participatory democracy, a good place to begin then. Continue reading “Eyeing 2012”
I’ve written enough about why the yoga fatwas is wrong, and that I have a right to make that admonishment – the privilege of being part of a nation-state.
I want to delve into why a traditional organisation like the fatwa council wants to put wedges into our singular community and to place limitations on civil liberties – which are quite substantial. Man is only limited by his obligation to the state.
Let me clarify. Continue reading “Yoga is someone’s maya”
I sat in a lounge with two men, who grew up in the same district. As the outsider you would assume that I would have the most difficult time to express myself with the two.
Instead we had to use three different languages, and I was playing interlocutor and interpreter for them. These are men I work with in developing workable structures for our community, and we were struggling to tell what we felt. Continue reading “National language failure”
All my life Umno leaders have said that they are not understood by the outside world.
Let’s take that statement on face value.
The ideas, philosophies, history and contributions.
Let’s work with that and ask the question, perhaps all of us have got it wrong while Umno has been spot on.
Continue reading “Umno’s end of days”