Basically through the ignorance of ordinary people in the street. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3RrqBqk14?rel=0&w=470&h=269] The mainstream media generally show little interest in educating people about the real issues; so many people tend to believe everything their leaders tell them. Now, you might...
http://www.youtube.com/v/GPuppfET5LI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Some odds and ends: In his address in Parliament, Lim Guan Eng slams Maybank's controversial RM8.5 billion acquisition of an Indonesian bank  from Singapore's Temasek Holdings (see video clip above); Farish Noor cautions democratic-minded politicians of the potential shortcomings in a...
Some people complain when they hear sermons from religious preachers which they think are too “political”. Many feel uncomfortable when these preachers question the existing social and economic and even political order and the prevailing values of the day....
Nelson Mandela and his team, along with global pressure, may have succeeded in hastening the end of apartheid - but did class 'apartheid' replace racial apartheid in one of the most unequal societies in the world? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpv8yTe3bw#t=26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKDrRdfvUg8 Was the radical...
I hope all of you are having a good Raya break. But let us remember our Muslim brother undergoing detention without trial, in Kamunting or elsewhere. Read Farish Noor's 'Eidil Fitri in prison' (Aliran) and Raja Petra's 'Give me liberty or...
This time, they have to call a by-election. What do you think are likely to be the main issues in Hulu Selangor? Anwar's trial will be going on. So will the Teoh Beng Hock inquest. Voters will remember how the Selangor government was...
Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings. The 8tv talk show hosts are singing the praises of the PM. Samy and Ong Ka Ting are...
Well, well, well, what can I say? Shahnaz A Majid, the estranged wife of Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, the son of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud, is seeking RM300 million as her share of assets in a divorce settlement...
When Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak declared that Malaysia is an "Islamic state", he created quite a stir and quickly polarised public opinion between advocates of an Islamic state and those who believe Malaysia is a secular nation. Much of...
A historic occasion. It's President-elect Obama. Let's hope he fulfils his promises and works in the interests of the ordinary people, the working class, rather than Big Business. Anyway, contrast that with the situation in Malaysia. See Zunar's cartoon in...

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