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A curious BN government

A curious BN government

All illustrations of Alice in Wonderland characters by Peter Newell, 1890(source: public domain | Wiki Commons) NO doubt about it. Some days, I think I’m Alice. In Wonderland. Because reading the news on some days, I just want to blurt out, “Curiouser and curiouser!” The latest news that made me feel like Alice was reported […]

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Debunking “politicking”

Debunking “politicking”

MY previous column, which analysed the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s aversion to local government elections, drew one particular reader’s comment that amazed me. KIM GAN wrote: “To avoid the politicking that may impinge on racial [sensitivities], perhaps the campaigning can be minimal and voting can be carried out electronically through the net, sanctioned and monitored by […]

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Consider proxy voting in Parliament

Consider proxy voting in Parliament

I REFER to the incident in Parliament on 14 Dec 2009 whereby a substantial number of Members of Parliament (MPs) failed to turn up for an important debate and the voting of the 2010 Budget. As a result, the budget was passed by a thin majority of 66-63. However, the pertinent issue is not the […]

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Penanti poll results (Updated 9.26pm)

Penanti poll results (Updated 9.26pm)

Updated 9.26pm, 31 May 2009Corrected on 31 May 2009 at 9.10pm Anwar, Mansor and Guan Eng 8.37pm Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng confirms that PKR’s Dr Mansor Othman, who won the Penanti by-election today, will be sworn in as deputy chief minister I on 3 June 2009. 8.25pm The Election Commission officially announces PKR’s […]

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The Aminah enigma

The Aminah enigma

Aminah AMINAH Abdullah apologises a lot. She apologises for even slightly raising her voice, for not providing food and drink to reporters, for arriving late at her own press conferences, and even for not being “highly educated”, as she puts it. The former Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Wanita chief is contesting the Penanti state […]

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Sluggish in Bukit Selambau

Sluggish in Bukit Selambau

Manikumar speaking to journalists after the announcement of his victory on 7 April BY the end of campaigning in the Bukit Selambau by-election, even novice reporters sensed that the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) had an edge over the Barisan Nasional (BN). It is not that the PR has not had its own set of problems. For […]

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