An Adil Johan Quartet semi-original, “Listen’” featuring Dasha Logan. Live at No Black Tie, December 2008. Adil is the son of Johan Saravanamuttu (‘the singing professor’) and academic Maznah Mohamad. Darsha, on the other hand, is the daughter of the late Logan Arumugam of Alleycats fame. Looks like a couple of stars in the making… This is a song about re-arranging your life. Talks of shady deals and contracts (“It’s not the way we want it to be, but those in power don’t want to see”), the struggle for change and the quest for justice and transparency. Quite appropriate for a guy named Adil Johan (“Champion of Justice”). Steve Naris Nanda: Drums; Hiro Maekawa: Bass; Terrence Liew: Keys; Adil Johan: Sax + Vocals.
“We could end up … with a 36-month recession, that could be “L-shaped stagnation, or near depression,” said Prof Nouriel Roubini.
The majestic Democracy Tree: Visitors from all ethnic groups gathered here yesterday morning – (Click to expand) Photos by Kinta Kid More visitors turned up in the evening; notice the bouquet beneath the tree The BN knows what it needs to do to survive: it has to push through major reforms to wipe our corruption and abuse of power to win back lost support. But is it really capable of such reforms? This was the cover story I wrote for a recent issue of Aliran Monthly: As the Umno election and general assembly in March approaches, the party faces a huge dilemma. It is phasing out a leader (Abdullah Badawi) it feels is not suitable to lead the party following a general election setback last year which saw it lose its coveted two thirds parliamentary majority, while five out of 13 states fell to opposition hands. Umno is now about [Read more]
Looks as if the MACC is having a busy time in Perak. It’s now the turn of the Perak state assembly member for Canning, Wong Kah Woh of the DAP. The MACC phoned him yesterday afternoon to say it wants to record a statement from him. Kah Woh writes in his blog: I just wonder if there is a need to do so, after having recorded statement with Speaker and the counsel (yes, the lawyer) Mr Augustine Anthony.
What a day to have lunch together. On a day when Najib is announcing his staggering RM60 billion stimulus package, Abdullah has lunch with Anwar. I haven’t seen Abdullah looking so relaxed and cheerful for a long time. Click here to have a peek.