Don’t feel bad for Bersatu, they are used to doing it to us!

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!”

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Khairy goes into the Najib cabinet

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”

2008 in review Pt 3 – All about Anwar

(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”