This was first seen at The Malaysian Insider, July 7 2009. I’m putting up my old copies up. Some of the information, ideas and thoughts may be dated in retrospect.
JULY 9 — It is a Greek tragedy of sorts, the ever-increasing admonishments of Pakatan Rakyat — for its alleged rising ineptitude, communication breakdowns, tantrums and obtuseness.
The Kampung Buah Pala saga, PAS-Umno talks, PKR-DAP hostilities in the Seberang Perai Municipal Council and more, resulting in some claiming that this coalition of the willing risks the ire of an electorate and may lose its present gains in the next general election, probably in 2012.
This was first seen at The Malaysian Insider, June 25 2009. I’m putting up my old copies up. Some of the information, ideas and thoughts may be dated in retrospect.
JUNE 25 — There is a growing frustration among Malaysians. And in economically difficult times, political shenanigans grate people a little deeper, because they compound the growing uncertainty over their proverbial rice bowls.
They become edgy about all political parties, and this makes the present vote more knee-jerk and less habitual. In the long run, however, the Malaysian vote will be decided by what political parties — and by extension what their leaders — stand for. Continue reading “Getting to the ‘what’ of our parties”→
May 15 — Let’s skip the hackneyed rigmarole on Perak, and talk about the Beatles. Songs from the Beatles (and album) that do represent the developments in Perak. I’ve listed them, and they don’t follow a logical pattern. It helps heaps if you know your Beatles.
A sort of epiphany occurred. Someone asked me, why Anwar? Why indeed.
I believe the people in PWTC have got things quite wrong. They believe Anwar is the movement. He is not, he is the symbol of the movement – the movement remains above the scrutiny of those in power, since it is the culmination of 60 years of suppression. Continue reading “Our date with destiny”→