Ten things to learn from GE14 Nomination Day

All eyes on the PM candidate from Pakatan, and ex PM Mahathir Mohamad as he exits the nomination centre at the Langkawi Land and District Office, midday.

1.Old ways return

Nomination Day returns to days of old, when significant advantages are won by the ruling coalition, when non-BN candidates are rejected or disqualified.

2. Pakatan calons slip

Regardless of silly candidate nomination rules, candidates have all the information necessary to ensure they meet them and therefore have to be diligent, because it’s the rules for now. Continue reading “Ten things to learn from GE14 Nomination Day”

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#KitaLawan misfiring Pakatan’s fortune

This first appeared in The Malay Mail Online on March 5, 2015.

Weekend after weekend, but where is the surge? The group downtown KL February 28, 2015
Weekend after weekend, but where is the surge? The group downtown KL February 28, 2015

MARCH 5 — On Saturday, as a country, so many things will be clearer.

There’s a rally on that day, the 7th of March in the city — not quite the Ides of March but it certainly appears ominous for Pakatan Rakyat. All indications point to a mediocre turnout at this latest instalment of #KitaLawan (We shall fight) and a real dent on the prophesy claiming the people of the country will show up as they did at the height of Reformasi in 1998 if Anwar Ibrahim goes to prison again.

I wish that were not to be true and I’ll end up eating humble pie come Sunday. However, I fear I won’t have to. Too much is pointing to #EpicFail. Continue reading “#KitaLawan misfiring Pakatan’s fortune”