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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Who makes a better opposition?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Who makes a better opposition?

THE last general election birthed a situation that was not common before 2008: the Barisan Nasional (BN) functioning as an opposition. Although the BN has been the opposition in Kelantan for many years, it was a completely new experience for them in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah. Indeed, the blanket term “opposition” previously used to […]

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Umno’s unholy trinity

Umno’s unholy trinity

Corrected 12.15pm on 9 April 2009 MANY Umno leaders and analysts are talking about corruption in the party as if that is its biggest problem. After all, it was the justification used in barring party vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam from contesting for the party’s No. 2 post. And as Ali’s supporters have persuasively […]

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