Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Two New Year wishes – and a ‘free gift’ for you

I would like to wish all my blog readers a Happy Lunar New Year. Even if you are not an ethnic Chinese, I hope you will join in the festivities with your friends. We must not merely practise tolerance or acceptance of...

A ‘Kipahit’ experience: Whither PH?

Hours after the Kimanis by-election result, the wisecracks were already circulating: “Kimanis has become Kipahit” (manis means sweet; pahit means bitter) for Pakatan Harapan. Barisan Nasional romped home to victory in the Kimanis by-election in Sabah with a larger majority of 2,029...

Good work, Latheefa…

Well done, Latheefa, for making public the revelations that have added some much-needed context and background to the kleptocratic government we had previously.  Some lawyers have expressed reservations about the process. And the MACC chief has also come under pressure from...

Book launch: Local Democracy Denied?

From his six years experience serving in the Penang Island City Council, Dr Lim Mah Hui shares his perspectives on local government and the way forward to strengthening local democracy, which includes not only bringing back local elections but just as...

The other side of Maszlee Malik

Opinion is heavily polarised between those who wanted Maszlee Malik out as education minister out and those who want him to remain. A recent Malaysiakini survey put him among the lowest-rated ministers in the cabinet, probably because of the black shoes,...

No justification to waste millions on expensive Mount Erskine underpass

The latest press statement by Penang Forum: The Penang Island City Council plans to spend RM55m on an underpass connecting Mount Erskine Road to Burmah Road (crossing below Gottlieb Road). The latest hike in assessment rates would rake in RM54m per year...