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Why I don’t want to vote for the BN

Why I don’t want to vote for the BN

IF only voting were easy. For one thing, I’m still waiting for the Election Commission (EC) secretariat to tell me why my absent voter application was rejected. If the EC eventually approves my application — or if the elections coincide with my summer research at home — and if intra-party seat allocations don’t change, I’ll [...]

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Is there a common PR stand on quotas?

Is there a common PR stand on quotas?

PETALING Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua’s recent suggestion for Selangor to abolish the 7% bumiputera discount for high-end property has not been uniformly received by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders yet. Can we expect the implementation of Pua’s proposal for needs-based affirmative action in the PR-led states?

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A non-Malay PM: How possible?

A non-Malay PM: How possible?

IN envisioning federal power, one of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s trickiest points is where to place the DAP (read, a Chinese Malaysian) in the executive line up. As prime minister? God forbid, not in this Malay-Muslim majority country. As deputy prime minister? But what about PAS?

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Nik Aziz hopes leadership issues will be solved

KOTA BARU, 26 Oct 2009: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hopes that the special meeting to be held by the party this Wednesday will resolve the party’s leadership issues. He said it did not matter if it was only a special meeting called by the party, instead of an extraordinary general [...]

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Voting began simultaneously at 8am at nine polling stations. One such station was SK Manik Urai Baru.

Polling in Manik Urai

KUALA KRAI, 14 July 2009: Polling for the Manik Urai by-election began today at 8am at nine polling stations and would continue until 5pm. As of 1pm today, voter turnout was about 76%, or 9,359 of the 12,293 registered voters. As both PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah and Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan [...]

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The BN’s doublespeak in Manik Urai

The BN’s doublespeak in Manik Urai

View of BN flags on the ceiling IN George Orwell’s seminal work of dystopian fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the totalitarian Ingsoc government employs, among its slogans, the phrase “Freedom is Slavery”. Orwell, who wrote at length about how “language can corrupt thought“, is credited with popularising the concept of “doublespeak”: language deliberately constructed to distort its [...]

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