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Gross distortions in Malaysia’s voting system


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Malaysiakini Gross distortions in Malaysia's voting system Ramesh Rajaratnam 8:23AM May 9, 2013   COMMENT The recently completed May 5 general election (GE13) revealed some interesting facts and figures based on the results as published by the Election Commission. There have been, for a long time, much criticism of the …

Prof. Tariq: Islam, Democracy, Human Rights


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Professor  Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. He is a grandson of Hassan Al-Banna the revered founder of Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest modern day Islamic movements in the world. Through his writings and public lectures, he has greatly contributed to the debate on …

no more after friday prayer protest? (at the mosque)


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well, our brand new bill said so – the peaceful assembly bill (2011) states that no street protests are allowed, and bars any assembly in or anywhere within a 50 metre buffer zone around defined prohibited areas such as schools, hospitals and places of worship. (from the malaysian insider) by …

Justice for Jeyakumar!


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By Martin Jalleh Bersih 2.0 laid bare the fact that Umno is politically bankrupt. It brought out the same old bag of tricks, treats and threats. It looked like a party in a sordid state of denial and beyond redemption. Alas, the BN went berserk over Bersih! The coalition continues …

christians, stand up and be counted!


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whoo! hope someone won’t lodged a police report on me that i’m inciting the christians  (as to what happened to someone who twitted something about this). anyway, the following is from the community action network. ————————————————– Let’s Get into Action-the truth about BERSIH 2.0 Rally 9th July 2011   “When …

2 ‘free’ radio stations and 1 ‘free’ paper


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first radio free sarawak, which was started sometime in november last year.   now, it’s durian FM, just launched two days ago. the main DJ for durianFM is jamaluddin ibrahim (pic),  the mandarin-speaking  DJ from 98.8FM who was sacked in september last year. another sacked person – hata wahari, formerly from …

local democracy week in penang


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yep! this coming week – 6 dec to 12 dec. as you can see, the first event up is the ‘youth parliament’. i will be attending this… no lah, not as participant since i’m no longer a youth. i’m attending it as reporter for UCAN and maybe also report for …

at the inaugural speakers’ square speeches


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the speakers’s square in penang was launched on 4 may by the CM. we were then told that it will be opened for the public to speakl only wednesday and sunday (6.00pm to 10.00pm). well, 5 days later, on 9 may, sunday, the speakers’ square see its first inaugural speech …

penang finally get a speakers’ square


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whoa!! good news! good news! wonderful news in fact! penang leads! finally the government agreed on a speakers’ square for us penangites. this is very good news for activists and all NGOs. say, we should revive our PAIN – penang anti isa network – and maybe have a anti isa …

can’t criticise BN on TV, can’t invite opposition members on TV


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yes of course you can’t, silly…. because all the media TV are federal government onwned and umno controlled. and the opposition are not allowed to publish a daily ‘mainstream’ paper. all these tells me that there is no democracy in malaysia. our umno govt. keep on insisting there is democracy …