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Nick Xenophon: "Clearly someone high up in the Malaysian government doesn't want me here"

On this day in 2012, the Malaysian daily New Straits Times issued a hasty clarification: “We hereby retract all the statements contained in the article against Mr Xenophon and unreservedly and unconditionally apologise to him for any distress or embarrassment caused by the article.” It was an unedifying end to a week in which the South Australian senator had been teargassed, accused of insulting Islam and subjected to death threats. 1,512 more words


A snap interview on Pakatan Rakyat's future with Zairil Johari

Pakatan Rakyat is facing a big dilemma with the passing of TG Nik Aziz, the death of Karpal Singh last year and the jailing of DS Anwar Ibrahim for 5 years, which means he will not be able to hold any political post for at least 10 years. 39 more words


Selangor 2014: The good, the bad and the ugly

It was a good year for some, but a bad for others as well as being very ugly for some. But the most important, was the uncovering of the few good men, the very bad men and the ugly ones. 397 more words


Anwar in jail: Who will lose out most?

The deadline for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Court appeal in the sodomy 2 affair is nearing, but the question remains, which are the parties that will not benefit from the jailing of the opposition leader? 183 more words


On Tolerant Politics

Today I had a rare opportunity to experience two extreme ends of a political discussion: one the tolerant discussion, and the other a fiery exchange of convictions. 388 more words


The Fight for Malaysia's Soul, not for BN, Not for PR.

Good Evening guys,

I know it’s not a Friday but this one isn’t a Note on Life, it’s something much much Closer to Home.

This is Roshan ‘Arkay’ Kanesan’s Thoughts on Change, Democracy & the 13th Malaysian General Elections. 1,168 more words

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"Apa Lagi Cina Mahu?"

I am a Chinese and as a Malaysia citizen, it is a great dissapointment reading the the Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia published a headlines stated “Apa Lagi Cina Mahu?” from our own Prime Minister. 30 more words