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Malaysia: Political blog

Group blog, Politics 101 Malaysia, has been created as a social-political awareness exercise to reach out to young Malaysians who have little or no political knowledge. It's been rated by Yahoo.

9 comments

  • Mohammed Rahmat

    I am very surprised and also embarassed to note that Gani is leading the persecution of Malaysians who took part in the recent demonstration that was intended to highlight the victimisation of the Indian community in Malaysia. The office of AG is tainted since it became deeply embroiled in persecuting Anwar and it is a political organisation subservient to UMNO.Since Gani took office he has taken the Chambers to the gutter and he is further tarnished the AG’s office by being blatantly partisan. In my last 10 years as a lawyer I have seen the AG come to court twice first in Anwar’s trial and now Hindraf. Gani’s presence in court would have intimidated the Sessions Court judge. So her decision to deny bail to a bailable offence is a further abuse of the already you tubed malaysian judiciary.

  • Frankie Vaiyapurry

    The abuse of power continues. I suggest the AG talk to his counterparts in Canada, Australia or New Zealand to learn on how to run an AG’s office.

  • Mohammed Rahmat

    31 people attempted to kill one guy and the victim lived to tell the story. This is a dry joke and the AG had to drop the charges, like he had a choice failing which he would have become the laughing stock of the global legal fraternity.Where did this guy do his Law??

  • rkraj

    What a stupid joke it is??? are they thinkking we malaysians are stupid and idiots like them….that nazri fellow makes himself looks like an idiot behaving like animals in parliment…be a gentleman with balls to answers the oppositions….dont be a coward…kids 10 tens old can talk and behave better than you…for gani what a joke…first murder and fight…no one can be a better fool than him…time for change

  • lily

    what happen in malaysia political is getting serious..in my observation,our citizen now is splitting..

  • Overseas

    [b]”Do Nothing” for democracy[/b]

    Comes the democracy date for the first time in Malaysia, 26 Aug 2008, ie the historical day the world will see how a small town Pmtg Pauh save Malaysia from political tsunami. Malaysian has been traditionally for decades believing in “doing nothing” to uphold the spirit of Malaysian-style democracy. The “Don’t care” attitude.

    The result…we are now overwhelmed by corruption practices that involve superstars from government at top hierarchy level. These are the servants that paid on Malaysians’ hard-earned tax money for the pieces of shit they call as their jobs that do no good other than humiliating Malaysia.

    To battle all these parasites, each Malaysians should again….”[b]Do nothing for democracy”[/b] on 19 August 2008.

    On 19 August 2008 (just a week before Pmtg Pauh day), everyone should [b]”stay at home”[/b] and not attending to work. For the company you work at has a staff strength of >20 employee – take half day leave. Fore more than 100, take a full day. For company less than <20 employees, take 2 hours off. This is a patriotic move to show how much you care for Malaysia through economy reform.

    The impact :
    i) Spread the news of democracy – one week before by-election is just in time to tell others your view. This will ensure stronger majority in the election. Remember there are the other 2/3 of Malaysians don’t read blog to follow the true political sentiment. They still listen to mainstream media.

    ii) It’s time to send message that you hate corruption – after all you don’t want to work hard and pay your tax for all those shit. Remember your boss doesn’t tolerate your incompetency at work.

    iii) It’s time to send strong message to the uniformed gangsters. They are the police officers that have forgotten their own Vision Statement to protect the national interest of Malaysia. They are now acting as slaves to Government and BN.

    “Do nothing now” before too late. Just stay at home and watch Olympic.

  • There is no perfect leaders. Thats why we need a check-and-balance mechanism. Having said that, we have heard once there were popular books and business seminars that touch on re-engineering our corporate and workforce. Ultimately, the message should be re-engineering ourselves with good universal values. Then only we have hope in our next generation of leaders.
    The world also seriously needs to re-engineer itself with leaders embedded with universal peace values.

  • Saiful Mohd Abdul Aziz

    it’s pretty obvious these so-called leaders of malaysia are just “Pure Liars”, especially the deputy premier and his “bought-wife” for the price of what was said to be rm4mil..
    from what i do read concerning malaysian politics, these “toddlers” in politics just watch the CNN, BBC or rather go online to get other “Great Leaders'” ideas of how a good economy is being developed and maintained..
    the main problem now is, malaysia’s population consists of a higher percentage of “Uneducated Illiterates” who just follow what their leaders say, no matter how “Stupid” the so-called leaders are.. they are just “blind humans” being led by a bunch of “one-eyed crack-heads..”
    as long as the malaysians remain this way (illiteracy), which i definitely believe will always be, their crack-head leaders will forever tramp on their heads, EXCEPT they all wake up now and fight for what is theirs, i hope..
    that’s just the simple summary about malaysia (the copy-cat nation) and her politics..

  • Malaysia has come along way since gaining independence. It is unfair to continue blatantly making it sound as if the government of the day has done thing more Malaysia. We are a nation hailed by many from around the world as a country that is both modern and moving ahead in all aspects; be it on matters of judiciary matters, socio-economic issues and etc.

    Disagreeing just for the sake of disagreeing is not constructive and a coalition which has nothing in common is worst. Its quite easy to criticize as an opposition but until this very day has Malaysia as a young country not moved forward?? There are marked improvements in all areas since YAB Najib took over. As for YB Anwar, my only wish is that he takes the Islamic oath that he who has accused him is lying and what he is being accused of did not take place. The courts are man made but for a country like Malaysia where islam is dominant; such an oath will surely turn the population in his favour no matter what the outcome of the court case maybe. As lkong as he does not do this, I remain on the sideline and will also view his reluctance to take such an oath as a sign that he is hiding something. Seriously…he takes such an oath today and come and come the general elections; BN will be out.

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