Archive for January 27th, 2013

No one is spared from Kee Thuan Chye’s pen

by Daniel Anthony
Jan 26, 2013

If there is one Malaysian who can smell bullshit from a mile away, it’s him. In his latest collection of essays Ask For No Bullshit, Get Some More!, Kee Thuan Chye leaves no stone unturned.

From behind the scenes of Bersih 2.0 to the speculations of the 13th general elections, every scandal and issue in the local news has a place in this book.

Just like his previous book No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians, Kee has certainly made a name for being able to boil the tangled mess of legal jargon and deceptive semantics down to a simple English that everyone can swallow.

Kee scratches the surface of these major issues and then pulls you into the deep side to reveal all the details you never knew.

His writing unravels the stories spun by the mainstream media and lays every thread on the table, leaving you to draw your own conclusion. Read the rest of this entry »


74-Day Countdown to 13GE – Fuad Mohamad should be sacked as JASA director-general and the entire department dissolved

Late last night, I tweeted: “Workers Party Lee Li Lan wins Punggol East by-election in Singapore with impressive 3182-vote majority against PAP. Najib more nervous about 13GE.”

It is the height of irony that with the winds of change blowing strong and hard in the region, resulting in the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak becoming more nervous than ever about the 13th general elections, a government agency has been misusing its position and abusing public funds by going around the country to spread the word that Barisan Nasional has the ability to obtain a two-thirds majority in the 13GE.

This was revealed by none other than Bernama in its report yesterday that the director-general of the Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) of the Ministry of Information, Fuad Hassan, in a question from a participant in the Johore Social Media Partner gathering at the Johore International Convention Centre in Johor Baru yesterday said:

“God willing…BN could obtain a two-thirds victory in the upcoming general election if we continue to work hard and strive to achieve what was targeted.”

Fuad said to garner two-thirds majority, BN needs to draw at least 30 per cent votes from the Chinese voters and respectively 65 per cent from the Malay and Indian voters, nationwide.

Fuad expressed confidence that the Malay support for BN in Johor could exceed 80 percent while support from Indian voters has also recovered fully from the fall in the 2008 elections and so too is the support from the Chinese community. Read the rest of this entry »


Fare Thee Well O Little One!

By Martin Jalleh