Is it about drink-driving or pushing a religious agenda?

The way some of our politicians are getting worked up about the whole drink-driving issue makes me wonder whether other agendas are driving the issue. Let’s get one thing straight: drink-driving (or driving while intoxicated) is just plain wrong. It endangers innocent lives and must never be tolerated. Many countries have very strict drink-driving lawsContinue reading “Is it about drink-driving or pushing a religious agenda?”

Crooks, the whole lot of them

The slew of accusations now being traded between former leaders about corruption, nepotism and malfeasance in office has, no doubt, confirmed what most Malaysians have long suspected: that their leaders are all corrupt and untrustworthy. They come around waving the flag and pretending to be great patriots but they are just opportunists out to enrichContinue reading “Crooks, the whole lot of them”

Pigs in the house?

There was an interesting article in the media last September about the state of Malacca being invaded by pigs from across the Strait. Apparently, they were abandoning their habitat for greener pastures. Barely a month later, there was another newspaper headline that read “Question on pigs sparks off heated exchange at Melaka state assembly.” ItContinue reading “Pigs in the house?”

Making policy on the fly

It looks like our Federal Territories Minister is hopelessly confused. In announcing the closure of pubs and restaurants that serve alcohol for the remainder of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period, for example, he opined that “Pubs that serve food are not restaurants. Even if it is a restaurant that has a pub, it is notContinue reading “Making policy on the fly”

Should Mahathir be Leader of the Opposition?

Now that it is no longer in government, Pakatan Harapan needs to appoint someone to be leader of the opposition. Incredibly, one of the names being considered is none other than Dr Mahathir Mohamad! What are PH leaders thinking? Mahathir is, after all, the person who is most responsible for the downfall of PH. He’sContinue reading “Should Mahathir be Leader of the Opposition?”

Should the government spam the people?

Like many Malaysians I’ve been getting almost daily messages from the National Security Council (MKN) and other government agencies about the Covid-19 situation. I understand that we are in an emergency situation and the government might find the need to inform the public through all available means about urgent measures that need to be observed Continue reading “Should the government spam the people?”

What a cock-up!

The sheer incompetence of some of our ministers is amazing. They seem to be stumbling from one snafu to another – suggesting warm water could flush out the virus, strutting around in protective gear for no particular reason, encouraging housewives to act like Doraemon or be stoic in the face of domestic abuse, etc. AndContinue reading “What a cock-up!”

Don’t lock down our democracy to fight Covid-19

Senior Minister and Minister of Defence Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently warned that “MCMC and also the police will take stern action [against] news portals that broadcast and publish confusing, inaccurate news.” He said that the government is concerned because “untrue, inaccurate and misleading news can confuse the public, and cause the rakyat to worry.” ThereContinue reading “Don’t lock down our democracy to fight Covid-19”

To the victor goes the spoils

The biggest battle going on right now is not the war against Covid-19; it is the intense manoeuvring behind the scenes as backdoor Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin moves to consolidate his power. He knows that sooner or later he is going to face Parliament and a vote of confidence.  He is using the respite provided byContinue reading “To the victor goes the spoils”

Politicians exploiting national emergency to promote themselves

The shameful behaviour of some of our politicians never ceases to amaze me. We are in a crisis, arguably the worst crisis this nation has ever seen. Life has become tough and the future is uncertain but the people are pulling together as best they can.  Our doctors and healthcare workers are behaving with a levelContinue reading “Politicians exploiting national emergency to promote themselves”

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