Ulamaks and Malay-Muslim Politicians Vs The Thinking Malay


October 24, 2014 MY COMMENT: Prolific commenter, Mariam Mohktar, has raised an age-old issue of the partnership between the ruling Malay political elite, and the ulamas and conservative religious functionaries. It is a marriage of convenience between them. They need each other to maintain their hold on power. It is a case of “Gu tolong … Continue reading

Malaysians urged to demand the A-G’s accountability


October 23, 2014 Malaysians urged to demand the A-G’s accountability by http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang today issued a clarion call to Malaysians to demand that the Attorney-General’s Chambers submit to public scrutiny for its accountability. In a media statement referring to A-G Abdul Gani Patail’s announcement on Septtember 9 that his office … Continue reading

Author Sayuti questions Hadi’s credibility


October 22, 2014 Author Sayuti questions Hadi’s credibility by  Zefry Dahalan(10-21-14)@ http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com Hadi Awang–The Loser A prominent analyst of Malay politics today placed a large part of the blame on PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang for the party’s failure to retain the Kedah government in the last general election. Hadi’s failure to address a rift … Continue reading

The Poorest Among the Poor in Kuala Lumpur


October 22,2014 The Poorest Among the Poor in Kuala Lumpur What is their Future? I got this from a friend who is living abroad. I can now understand why he chose to make a living overseas. I thank him for taking the trouble to send this SABM article (below) and for reminding me that we … Continue reading

Pakatan Rakyat needs to Total Revamp


October 22, 2014 Pakatan Rakyat needs to Total Revamp by T K Chua@www.freemalaysiatoday.com Pakatan Rakyat: Partnership of Equals DAP’s Lim Kit Siang may have fallen short of his usual astute discernment when he recently warned Pakatan Rakyat(PR) against complacency and called on the coalition to renew its commitment to the Common Policy Framework and Operational … Continue reading