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“BN has not forgiven us”

“BN has not forgiven us”

SELANGOR is considered among the wealthiest states in the peninsula, and control of its government has long been seen as crucial to the Barisan Nasional (BN). Within its borders lie the administrative and national capitals of Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur. It is also home to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and the nation’s most important […]

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Managing Selangor

Managing Selangor

IT’S been 14 months since Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim took the hot seat as Selangor menteri besar (MB) after the Barisan Nasional (BN) was swept out from power in the state in the 8 March 2008 general election. Since then, the 62-year-old corporate-captain-turned-politician, who is also the Bandar Tun Razak Member of Parliament (MP) […]

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The all-seeing eye

The all-seeing eye

HAVING recently finished rereading The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and watching the DVD of the excellent film version by Peter Jackson, I got to mulling over the idea of an all-seeing eye. Sauron’s eye (© MMVII New Line Productions, Inc. Source: Lordoftherings.net) In the book, and in the movie, it is the personification of […]

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Fear of reform

Fear of reform

I REMEMBER as a child, every time my sisters or I misbehaved, my parents would threaten us with these six words guaranteed to induce good behaviour: “I’ll send you to reform school!” Of course, back then, I had little idea of what a “reform school” was, but from the way my parents brandished it, I […]

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Grim reaping

Grim reaping

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.“                                                                                                                                                                 – Gandalf the Grey in The Lord of the Rings THERE was a mondo-film released in […]

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For better or for verse

For better or for verse

“Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.”                                                                                                  – Percy B Shelly LIKE millions across the world, I tuned in to watch Barack Obama being sworn in as US president on 20 Jan 2009. Throughout the two-hour long inauguration ceremony, I was captivated by the occasion’s momentousness, and the speeches that […]

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