Sometimes when a story has so many plot twists it is easy to forget some facts, useful facts, if you do not want to be overly sympathetic to the wrong sort.
In this instance, I am referring to the infant party, Bersatu.
Born out of frustration with parent party Umno, and welded to the opposition pact by political expediency, this batch is out to get what it can. Continue reading “Don’t feel bad for Bersatu, they are used to doing it to us!”
May 20 — If Umno wants to turn 2009 around to its favour, what should it do? Meaning, where will the empire strike back?
So I’ll put on my Umno thinking cap on. Continue reading “Where will the empire (Umno) strike back?”
APRIL 9 — When time comes for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to name his new cabinet, that list will most likely have the name of Khairy Jamaluddin on it.
Most political observers have claimed the Umno youth chief will be ignored openly in order for Najib to keep his reform agenda credible and appease Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, whose extent of influence in the new administration will manifest itself in the coming weeks.
Therefore discarding Khairy is a no-brainer, if you think along those lines. Continue reading “Khairy goes into the Najib cabinet”
KT (by-election) is over. There will be much talking over it — but we are about to get into a lull of political activities.
Malaysian politics has always been driven by events since the general passivity of the people requires events to overwhelm them before they respond in opposition to the ruling class.
Honestly. Continue reading “It will be still for now”
(four parts: part 3 , talking about the months of july to september)
Any casual reader of Malaysian newspapers for the third quarter of 2008 would be comprehensively confused. There were developments but they had to be seen through the lenses of the situation preceding and the players involved.
Easy for avid soap opera viewers, not so for the rest of us, however a recurring theme during those heated months was Anwar Ibrahim. Continue reading “2008 in review Pt 3 – All about Anwar”
Everyone should take it easy this weekend. The last week has been a real drain on people – since the arrest of Raja Petra on Friday.
Sept 16 has lapsed, a parliamentary session is being asked, the PM is no more finance minister, not enough for the Umno leaders who want him to resign and Teresa Kok stepped out of a jail cell. Continue reading “Reconciliation Weekend”
Ladies and gentlemen,
welcome to Mageran II.
In 1969 in lieu of the emergency rule post May 13 elections, the country was placed under the care of the National Operational Council or Majlis Gerakan Negara(Mageran). Parliament was suspended and all laws were those of the Council really. Continue reading “Mageran II”