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The long-suffering Malaysian voter

I’ve been a registered voter for four elections now and, being the hopeless optimist that I am, have always taken great pride in carrying out my duty and privilege as a citizen with every ballot I cast. Being a journalist for almost my entire work life may have dulled a little of the romanticism I […]

Banning import of mandarin oranges is totally absurd and unacceptable

It was reported in today’s Chinapress Daily that Malaysia Pineapple Industry Board ( MPIB) director general Sahdan Salim said that if China continues to delay the import of Malaysia pineapples in next month’s bilateral negotiations, Malaysia may ban the import of mandarin oranges from China early next year. He said that due to bureaucratic issues, […]

Frequently asked questions on the powers of the Sultan if a menteri besar (MB) is shown to have lost the confidence of the majority of the State Assembly under the Selangor State Constitution. Q. If a sitting MB loses the confidence of the majority of the legislative assembly, what happens? Then he must tender his […]

Defiance means Islamic authorities can continue to seize Bibles, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider – 17 June 2014 http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/open-defianc e-means-that-islamic-authorities-can-continue-to-seize-malay-an The open defiance of the Attorney-General’s decision to release the seized Bibles can only mean that  Selangor’s religious authorities will continue to raid the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) and churches that use the Christian holy books containing the word ‘Allah’,  said the society’s former president. Writing […]

Look up the history books, Malaysia is a secular state

The Malaysian Insider 16 June 2014 – http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/look-up-the-his tory-books-malaysia-is-a-secular-state Here we go again. A Malaysian minister is insisting that Malaysia is not a secular state, and that is anchored in Islamist roots because there are the Malay rulers and state Islamic laws exist for Muslims. That argument might have worked if it was just Malaya that […]

Malaysian Government to Act at Last

MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO ACT AT LAST – http://malaysia-acts.webs.com/ The local extremist Muslim groups, ISMA and Perkasa, are running out of targets to accuse for the slandering and persecution of Muslims in the country. After making so many rash unjustified accusations in recent years, the number of subjects they are willing to be rabidly paranoid over has […]

Post mortem on Teluk Intan by election to study causes of lower turn out rate

Media Statement by Teresa Kok, DAP National Vice Chairperson and MP for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, June 02, 2014 Post mortem on Teluk Intan by election to study causes of lower turn out rate 4 days before the Teluk Intan by election polling day, DAP MP for Serdang Dr Ong Kian Ming in his […]

Media Statement by Teresa Kok, DAP National Vice Chairperson and MP for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, May 05, 2014 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The issue of PAS’s intention to table a Private Member’s Bill on hudud law in Parliament has become a hot media topic and political debates. Over the last one week, I have received many […]

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