An impartial observer from Mars sitting in at the Lingam video inquiry would be forgiven for thinking that there is an outbreak of amnesia and dementia in Malaysia. Witnesses don't seem to remember basic details. Why, Lingam was even...
Predictably, the PM has extended the Thaipusam public holiday to KL and Putrajaya. (Check out this revealing eye-witness account of the MIC-gathering tonight.) All I can say is that they must be desperate to win back support from Indian...
Will they or won't they? Throw a spanner into the PGCC works, that is. The full council of the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will sit on Friday, 18 January 2007 2008 in a meeting that could very well decide the...
I hear that the Department of the Environment quietly approved a preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment of the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project way back on 2 March 2007. A "one-stop centre" meeting approved the preliminary EIA, subject...
So a six-man Malaysian election observer team, led by the Malaysian Election Commission deputy chairman, have declared the Uzbekistan elections "fair" even though critics have described it as a "non-election". Remember, the Uzbekistan government is notorious for torturing dissidents and...
Seems to me the BN has mastered the art of "give and take" in administering the nation. Give: Letter officially approving the new publication permit of The Herald Catholic Weekly - without any condition, allowing it to publish in all...
Some 2,000 Indian Malaysians gathered at the Waterfall Temple in Penang on New Year's Day to pray and call for the release of the five Hindraf leaders held under the ISA. A barber was in attendance at the temple premises...
MIC president Samy Vellu was booed and publicly humiliated when he turned up to officiate at the Aattam 100 Vagai 3 (100 types of dance) performance at the Penang International Sports Arena (Pisa) last night. Sources tell me the crowd...
What is fuelling the protests and rallies and candlelight vigils and prayer gatherings? If we look at the Hindraf protest, it would be easy to conclude that the main issue is ethnic and religious discrimination, which has left many Indian...
More arrests today. This time largely targeting the Bersih group and the Hindraf leaders. I have lost track of the number of people arrested, released, re-arrested, denied bail, charged with illegal assembly, "causing mischief", "attempted murder", sedition... All this while...

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