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What would Toni say?

What would Toni say?

Toni Kasim in Turkey, November 2007 (© Julian Lee) “WHAT would Toni say?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself quite frequently in recent times, especially with the constant and new challenges one faces in running an office and being an online journalist. “What would Toni say”, I guess, is my version of Christians who use […]

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Not all are “BN stooges”

Not all are “BN stooges”

Are independent candidates part of the BN’s ploy? INDEPENDENT candidates have become a sort of joke in Malaysian politics, ever since the record-breaking 13 independents decided to slug it out in Bukit Selambau in April 2009. All 13, however, lost their deposits on polling day on 7 April, during which it was clear that voters […]

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The lone woman candidate

The lone woman candidate

Sarala (right) with her bicycle INDEPENDENT candidate L Sarala’s election campaign in Bukit Selambau has been a hoot. After being assigned the symbol of a bicycle by the Election Commission (EC), the 33-year-old marketing manager got herself a bike and started riding it to canvass for votes house-to-house. It would be easy to dismiss her […]

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Ahmad Ismail, my brother

Ahmad Ismail, my brother

Ahmad Ismail (source: Oriental Daily), against a map of Malaya (public domain. Source: wikipedia.org) IMAGINE this. It’s 2013. The Pakatan Rakyat is in government and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is Malaysia’s 7th prime minister. In Kedah, Datuk Ahmad Ismail passionately repeats his 2008 message that Chinese and Indian Malaysians are squatters, and that Malay Malaysians […]

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Menjawab pempolitikan agama

Menjawab pempolitikan agama

“KAMU asal dari mana?” tanya orang kulit putih itu. “Kanada,” jawab Kevin. “Bukan, bangsa kamu apa?” “Oh, saya orang Pakistan.” “Islam?” “Tak, saya orang Katolik.” “Bagus, sebab saya benci orang Islam.” Begitulah pengalaman seorang teman saya, Kevin, semasa bermastautin di Melbourne, Australia. Kevin marah dan terus meninggalkan majlis tersebut apabila mendengar kata-kata orang putih itu. […]

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