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Stars a-shining in Parliament April 29, 2008

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The stars of the new Parliament session 🙂
To think – many years ago, I was tempted to pull Izzah’s ears, because the (then) kiddo wanted me to buy her apple juice … minutes before we were about to board the plane.

Super-cool newly minted Opposition Leader Dr. Wan Azizah with her anti-ISA badge next to Izzah. Also worn by other Members of Parliament from People’s Alliance (Pakatan Rakyat) including Dr. Jayakumar), the dragon-slayer of Sungai Siput.

(pics from The Sun)


Make us proud, comrades! April 27, 2008

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Tomorrow, 28 April 2008, will be the start of the most exciting Parliamentary session in decades.

My former boss, Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, will be the first woman Opposition leader in our history.
We have the most number of ‘Government-in-waiting’ MPs ever in history. Even my neighbour, Yusmadi will be sitting in the august hall.
My fabulous Suaram mates – R. Sivarasa, Tian Chua – will take their rightful place in the legislature.

Take no prisoners. Make us proud, comrades!


(AP) – Four months ago Tian Chua was arrested trying to enter the Parliament building to protest a Constitutional amendment that activists say would curtail civil rights.

But when Parliament reopens Monday, he will walk in with pride and dignity to take a seat for the next five years.

Chua is one of several unlikely opposition candidates, ranging from human rights activists to bloggers, who won the March 8 general elections that changed the face of Malaysian politics almost overnight.


Balkis baru and the mystery of RM 10 million April 25, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Politics.


Fable has it that Balqis, Queen of Sheba was known for her wisdom and even once outwitted King Solomon of Israel.

Balkis (possibly inspired by these legends), the charity organisation of wives of assemblymen and MPs in Selangor, is headed by the wife of the Menteri Besar.

But just after BN’s humiliating defeat, Balkis, which technically should not have been helmed by Mrs Khir Toyo as soon as the Parliament and the state assemblies were dissolved, decided to cut their losses, in the truest meaning of the word – ‘loss’.

Selangor CM: “Good… at least now they (BN) are working…” April 6, 2008

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The acerbic wit of Selangor CM in display while commenting on Selangor BN fellas finally taking an interest in work.


Apparently, there’s now a ‘shadow(y) exco’ formed.
I’ve got two Datuk-chaps shadowing me.
Gimme info, Little Birds!

New backend of WordPress April 5, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Miscellanous.

Three thumbs down.

Categories should remain on the RH sidebar.
Save / Publish should remain below the post box, otherwise we’re going up and down the page.

On charging non-Muslims caught khalwat-ing with Muslims April 4, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Huh?!, Human Rights, Islam in Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Politics, Race Relations.
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The above is another gem of a proposal from the Institute for Islamic Understanding (an oxymoron?) and the Syariah Judiciary Department of Malaysia.

Syariah Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Mohd Asri Abdullah even had to cheek to say that these non-Muslims should be charged in CIVIL courts.

The most dispassionate response to all this nonsense is:- It is plainly unConstitutional.

Pls go back and reread the Federal Constitution, Datuk.