Welcome back, Maria Chin; now everyone can be an activist!

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Brilliant news about Maria Chin’s release. Take a bow all you Malaysians who campaigned hard for her release. The above award-winning song of light overcoming darkness is dedicated to all those who persisted with the campaign.

As vigils were held, candles lit, petitions signed, online activism and awareness spread, it must have been a case of of How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria? for the authorities.

As the final line of the lyrics goes, “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?” Simply impossible. And so it was with How Do You Manage the Public Outcry for Maria’s Release? They just couldn’t.

It didn’t help that with social media and messaging apps, everyone can be an activist! Each act of sharing news of injustice and oppression raises the awareness of the people.

We salute the extraordinary courage of those who turned out at the many events to make their voices heard, many of them attending a rally for the first time, inspired by the courage of Maria and their fellow Malaysians.

Why, some of them were even unfazed when hecklers tried to disrupt a vigil for Maria and Zunar at the Esplanade yesterday. Undaunted, these concerned Malaysians chanted slogans and even succeeded in drowning out the hecklers!

Even the police yesterday did a good job in containing the ruckus created by these 15-odd hecklers unlike what happened the previous day, when a mob went on a rampage during Zunar’s exhibition at Komtar.

Syabas to one and all!

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David Loman
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Bersih has decided to sue TV3 for alleged defamation over the claim that the electoral watchdog received RM3.2 billion from American financier George Soros.

“We have handed them a letter of demand to ask them to retract and apologise, (TV3) said they are not going to do that, so we are proceeding with legal action,” Bersih chief Maria Chin Abdullah told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
Datuks and Latuks https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/365173 COMMENT When will the few genuine Datuks defend their dignity, protect the sanctity of the ‘Datuk’ award and fight off the ‘Latuks’ of society? The ‘Cash-for-Datukships’ fiasco has been brewing for decades, but last week’s shooting in Penang has propelled the debate into overdrive, on social media. Last Thursday, businessman Ong Teik Kwong was shot dead in his car, near the Penang bridge. His alleged murderer, who was seated in the passenger seat, had drawn a revolver and shot Ong in the neck. The police confirmed that Ong was the head of ‘Gang 24′ and had… Read more »
gk ong
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gk ong

But the police was quick to say that ‘Datuk Muda’ has no link to any secret society in Penang? Anyway, the funeral procession with so many hia tee carrying the coffin may suggest otherwise?

Ying
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Ying

The Datuk Muda was once detained by police under EO(?)…

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Dai Lo means what?
Not a simple ‘hormat’ anyone can claim allegiance from many members.
As OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said: Datuk M a top boss in notorious Gang 24.
Do you believe a top boss of such hi-profile gang has no ‘records’?
Let’s play gangsters with water-pistols like 70s kids in Lorong Madras! No records mah!

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
Dr M: DAP more Malaysian than MCA, party song in BM SHAH ALAM, Dec 4 — DAP has a stronger Malaysian spirit than MCA, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today as he noted that the former’s party song is in the national language. In sharing his observations after attending former political foe DAP’s conference for the first time, the former prime minister highlighted DAP’s use of Bahasa Malaysia and the opposition party’s multiracial membership. “Previously, each time MCA has an annual general assembly, I attend. The difference is DAP that is said to be a Chinese party sings their party… Read more »
Hong Da Ming
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Hong Da Ming
TDM screwed up during his 22 years but he also did a lot of things right. Action speaks louder than words – by entering DAP den of lions, by enduring scathing rebuke from his ex-colleagues in UMNO, by rebuking Ibrahim Ali, TDM is acknowledging his mistakes much more than any mere apology. I fear the day TDM is gone – our present problems will then never be resolved. TDM is the only one capable of bringing about acceptance of DAP by the Malays. He is also the only one capable of bringing a peaceful transfer of power in the event… Read more »
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David Loman
Anthony
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Anthony

Mahathir: I had wrong impression of DAP in the past

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

PM: If I knew Altantuya, my wife would have done something
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/365079

Hi, Steven Spielberg. We have one amazing but true story to resurrect your Amazing Stories series right here in Malaysia!
Amazing Stories (TV series)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazing_Stories_(TV_series)

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
Catch bribe-givers, not bribe-takers, Umno delegate says https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/365037 “If no one gives, then no one will take,” Negeri Sembilan delegate Syamsul Amri Ismail quipped. I have one parallel ‘donation’ case in mind: The giver (or the source) cannot be identified, but the taker is known all over the world. Now, should the giver or the source (those with authority to AOK the ‘transfer’ of money) be caught & the taker is also the giver, then the law cannot apply! That is to arrest the giver but then release the giver since he is also the taker! My lovely condo lembu,… Read more »
Anthony
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Anthony
The Opposition likes to fabricate stories linking Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) to high profile murders, said the Umno president. “If there is a murder, I must be involved in it. Even if it is somebody I don’t know like Altantuya, I am involved,” said Najib in his winding up speech at the Umno General Assembly. “There is no need for police, if I was involved with Altantuya, my wife would have done something about it,” said Najib, referring to allegations over the 2006 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaaribuu. He said the Opposition also claimed he was involved in… Read more »
tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

“There is no need for police, if I was involved with Altantuya, my wife would have done something about it,” said Najib, referring to allegations over the 2006 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaaribuu.

Of course there is no need for polis (if wife is efficient) BUT then had it not for that private investigator’s SD.
Reading his statement, my hunch tells me something like “tis a slip of the tongue!”
Of course, we are all dungus…. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Anthony
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Anthony
GARIS PERLAWANAN MENUJU PRU-14: Antara Ketakutan vs Harapan, Politik Perkauman vs Kebangkitan 99% Oleh: YB Liew Chin Tong Pilihan Raya Umum yang akan datang bakal menyaksikan pertarungan sengit antara UMNO dan pembangkang: UMNO yang akan menggunakan senjata perkauman bagi mewujudkan ketakutan dikalangan pengundi manakala pembangkang dengan tema ‘harapan baru’ untuk masa hadapan negara, mewakili aspirasi 99% rakyat terbayak di Malaysia. Mencermati intipati ucapan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Najib Razak dalam Perhimpunan Agung UMNO (PAU), terdapat 3 tema yang mereka ketengahkan: • Pertama, wala’ (kesetiaan) kepada Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri adalah perkara terpenting mengatasi segalanya. Dengan kata lain, Tun Dr… Read more »
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mohan

Wahai orang Melayu! Dear Malays please for a moment think in your right mind why Mahathir, once a great leader and PM of Malaysia from BN is now forced to join and work with people whom he mistakenly thought were his enemies. It is all because he, at this old age, ‘berinsaf’ and wants to rectify his past mistakes and put back the country in the right path in good hands, in non corrupted hands who won’t steal and amass wealth by cheating the people. So Malays open your eyes and join Mahathir for this good cause.

Anthony
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Anthony

Another LOL moment:
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has done Malaysia proud in the eyes of the Muslim world, which is why the Arabs donated money to the prime minister, said Federal Territories Umno delegate Rizuan Abd Hamid.

http://m.malaysiakini.com/news/365053

mohan
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If you really and sincerely want to solve the rakyat’s problems and not only your dumb, deaf and mute UMNO problems, please lah Najib be a good gentleman to step down and let others take over. They are better educated, non-corrupters, they won’t steal people’s money and amass wealth. They know how to lead the nation in a much, much, much better way. Enough is Enough Najib please go.

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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If humour is subjective, why arrest me, Zunar asks IGP https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/365034 If humour is subjective, why was I arrested and my cartoons seized by the police, asked political cartoonist Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque. “Cartoons make people laugh, not hate. If you want to hate, that is your choice, but most people laugh at cartoons,” said Zunar, whose artworks mostly lampooned Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor. He said there was no law that prevented a cartoonist from criticising leaders, but the Sedition Act was frequently invoked to threaten him. Right on, Zunar. He… Read more »
tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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Don’t bow to threats by gangsters and hooligans, Penangites told https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/364665 Penangites must sent a strong message to “gangsters and hooligans” that they will not back down under threats to reclaim their public spaces in the state, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. Lim said the experience of being attacked by such groups may be frightening, but Penangites must have the courage to stand up to such hooligans. He lauded the courage of Bersih northern region coordinator Toh Kin Woon, who continued his speech at a rally to demand the release of the electoral reform coalition chief Maria Chin… Read more »
tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

leg should also include the triads who are more daring that polis can only caution the public not to speculate their heinous activities. ask for mentorship from president Duterte as he is more experience for eliminating the underworld.

gk ong
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gk ong

Protection from bodyguard now also no use when Umno is busy shouting pengkhianat, as your closest ally can turn on you. The 32-year old Penang Datuk realised it too late?

Renato
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Renato

How can a mentally unsound man can be a bodyguard and be assigned firearms?

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

… A local cultural observant in the kampung:
Place an broom (made of bamboo strips) behind the front door. In case a hantu or penanggalan or pocong comes knocking on the door, just use it to whack the hell out of these uninvited. It always work!

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

That’s what I literally mean don’t bow to threats.
Anil’s art of censorship can sometimes create incomprehension in comments 🙂 🙂 🙂

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Azwan: Support for DAP may further alienate Chinese
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/364728
Can’t blame this fella obsessed with boogeymen!
Don’t forget #1 literally ‘beg’ the PRC to invest in Malaysia.
Cakap tak guna akal!!!

Anthony
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Anthony

UMNO is the most tolerant party and Malays are big-hearted enough to forgive past aggressions by the Thais, Chinese and Indians, says an Umno man.

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Yeah, also can forgive the #1 Thief & forget (senang lupa)! …

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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Wanita delegate: Why appoint non-Malays in top positions in GLCs http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/11/30/wanita-delegate-why-appoint-non-malays-in-top-positions-in-glcs/ Does she mean all top posts in gomen bodies are also reserved for Malays only? I would like to remind her that our Malaysian gomen utilises tax payers’ money to set up GLCs. What is the meaning of: Government of the Rakyat, by the Rakyat, for the Rakyat. What is the meaning of: Rakyat. Definition of GLC: GLCs are defined as companies that have a primary commercial objective and in which the Malaysian Government has a direct controlling stake. Controlling stake refers to the Government’s ability (not just percentage… Read more »
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

After release, Maria finds a bullet in the mail
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/364557
This is cowardice: DESPERATE DESPERATION Against A Mother

David Loman
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David Loman

Workers for McDonald’s in Malaysia say they were victims of labour exploitation
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/28/workers-for-mcdonalds-malaysia-claim-labour-exploitation
Migrant workers from Nepal employed through labour supply firm allege they were deceived about wages, cheated of payments and had passports confiscated unlawfully

Renato
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Renato

Easy for McDonald’s Malaysia to shift the blame on its employment agency without taking any accountability on the abuse of its workers.

Johan Khun Pana
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Johan Khun Pana

“Everyone can be an activist”
Please view this talk regarding 1MDB Scandal
by Clare Rewcastle Brown by MonsoonsMedia
Thank you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f524UFheysY&feature=youtu.be

Norma
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Norma

Each must get one young adult to register to vote in next GE to bring change.

gk ong
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gk ong

Too bad Umno has shifted the attention of the kampung folks towards its new 70-storey PWTC, while the price of kangkung is now RM5/kg!

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

How will Umno to pay for new 70-storey HQ, MPs ask
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/364669
Gaya must come first, then bankrupt later!

Nat
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Nat

Najib said at Umno assembly that big projects will elevate the economy of Malaysia to bring up the income status of rakyat. This is partly true as rakyat can earn more in salary in time to come, BUT Ringgit will depreciate much faster under BN regime, and will be on at with Indonesian Rupiah before TN50. Everyone can be a millionaire with Ringgit, just like in Zimbabwe. That is why Najib dare not benchmark Ringgit with SingDollar!

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

My dedication to Maria Chin:

She’s more than just a Home Mother.
A Mother who simply Loves,
Her Family, her Friends, her Country.
A Mother who’s there for what’s Right,
Against Kotor, against all Odds.
We now have Mother Maria,
Whose Motherly Love conquers all.

If you wanna sing to Maria Chin:
Mother’s Day Song: A Mother’s Love- Gena Hill (Lyric Video)

Anthony
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Anthony

“Mother” – as performed live by John Lennon

It is now the theme song for the new US sitcom “better things”

Christina Aguilera sings “Mother” (John Lennon Cover)

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

In this day & age, there still are some elements in this country who don’t respect mothers or women.
One good thing, they don’t forbid women to drive cars.