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(GE12) Fong come back :( February 17, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Politics, Women.
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Fong Po Kuan, (also known as Cili Padi among the Chinese media; I like to call her ‘The Slayer’: she sent OKT’s brother limping home) is my junior in my alma mater and pride of our alumni.

So it’s depressing to hear that she’s declined to run for the 3rd term (according to her, due to internal party conflicts, during her emotional news conference) and watch her in action battling those nasties sitting on the other side.

She was one of the 4 Opposition female legislators and no doubt played a part in inspiring many young women to view political participation as something positive. She was also in the Human Rights Caucus in Parliament, so she would be missed by us in Suaram.

Whoever has been trying to grab her seat these past months, please cease and desist. You’re a disservice to Perakians and women.

(GE12) Good news to jumpstart 2008 January 7, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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Week 1 2008.

It’s been raining bad news one after another for Barisan Nasional (BN) – Sex tape, rationing of cooking oil, school fees which in fact weren’t abolished, toll hike, impending petrol price hike, and now news that refined floor may be hit next (Source: Kosmo 7 Jan 2008).

But at the Opposition end, this bit of news is a fantastic start to 2008, which the voters will no doubt appreciate deeply. (more…)

V. Ganabathirau December 14, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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A touching portrait of V. Ganabathirau, from Tony Pua, DAP economic advisor and head of DAP Damansara branch.

Ganabathi will not have the chance to see his 8-month old baby girl grow up, thanks to Abdullah Badawi and UMNO.

Please forward this around as you won’t get to read this in any of our mainstream newspapers. Pah…