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(GE12) BN Slogan for GE12? February 20, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Politics.
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“Selamat, Aman, Makmur” (own translation – ‘Safe, Peaceful, Prosperous’)

I kid you not.

And why’s Badawi copying the Anwar Ibrahim trademark ‘hand in the air’ gesture?


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C’mon guys. You have consultants from Oxbridge. Millions to pump into your advertising agency, and that’s all you’ve got?

Oh – Anwar’s got his official snazzy website up and running finally, alongside his blog!

Satu lagi projek Bebal Nasional (BN) – part 2 February 1, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Democracy, Economy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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Here’s one I missed on Wednesday, alerted by the good folks of a hip, indie bookshop, on Selangor Water Authority charging for RAINWATER!!!

According to a circular (reproduced at bottom) from the Selangor Water Authority (LUAS), factories and golf clubs will have to apply for a licence and then have to pay for rain water! And this is no joke either.

(…) The rain water collected in the ponds is used to water the greens and fairways, hence saving large amounts of water so that there is enough treated water for public use.

(…) Can you propose a levy for God-sent water? (source: Citizen Nades, Rent-Seeking from Rain, The Sun)


Abdullah Badawi declares war on Bar Council December 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, International, Malaysia, Politics.
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fight4freedom.jpgA march for freedom of assembly was halted and 8 persons, 5 of them
prominent human rights lawyers in Malaysia were arrested. Another was arrested at the premises of the Bar Council.

The names of those arrested, obtained thus far, at the March are as follows:-

1. R. Sivarasa
2. Latheefa Koya
3. N Surendran
4. Amer Hamzah Arshad
5. Eric Paulsen
6. Noorazah Othman
7. Anthony Andu

Edmund Bon, the chair of the Bar Council Human Rights Committee was
also arrested when he attempted to stop the Kuala Lumpur City Council
(DBKL) from taking down banners with human rights messages. (See Malaysiakini.com for details)

DBKL and the police were reported to have harrassed those who were at and outside the Bar Council premises.

The march, which was held in conjunction with World Human Rights Day,
began at 8 am from the Sogo Departmental Store and was expected to end
at Central Market. However they were unable to complete the march when
the police swooped in to detain them.

Those arrested are currently held at the IPK Kuala Lumpur (Kuala
Lumpur Police Headquarters) on Jalan Hang Tuah.

Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang today said,

“The police arrests of the eight on International Human Rights Day is doubly ominous for it is a clear symbol that the Abdullah premiership, which had started with the false promise of greater respect for human rights, has finally taken off its velvet glove to show the iron fist within to crush expressions of human rights in the country.” (source)

M for Malaysia: Past, Present & Future December 5, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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The administration of the Malaysian government is moving towards complete total hegemonic domination which makes it no difference to the dictactorship of Chancellor Adam Sutler in the movie “V For Vendetta”.

Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch commented “Prime Minister Badawi claims to be a reformer, but when it comes to holding onto power, he and his party make one set of rules for themselves and another for everyone else.”

It’s time for political reform in Malaysia. Vote for change.

People should not be afraid of their governments.

Governments should be afraid of their people.