Archive for May, 2022

Pakatan Harapan parties must be ready and prepared as the 15GE will be a “social media war”

(Versi BM)

The triumph of social media disinformation and internet lies in the May 9 Philippines Presidential election, resulting in the landslide victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the late Philippines dictator and kleptocrat, must be a lesson for Malaysia.

With more than 31 million votes for Marcos Jr. while the opposition leader and Vice President Leni Robredo garnering less than half of the front-runners’ votes, Filipinos are bracing for six years of the “dark side of history”.
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Malaysians have a mountain to climb if they are to convince the world that Malaysia is not the Philippines and that Malaysians will not regard the last decade as a ”golden era” when the nation was condemned worldwide as a kleptocracy

(Versi BM)

Malaysians have a mountain to climb if they are to convince the world that Malaysia is not the Philippines and that Malaysians will not regard the last decade as a ”golden era” when the nation was condemned worldwide as a kleptocracy – as the 15th General Election, whenever it is held, is less than a year away.

The Philippines Presidential Election yesterday is proof that social media disinformation and Internet lies can win elections and turned the notorious Filipino kleptocracy of the Marcos in the 80s into a “golden era” of peace and prosperity. Read the rest of this entry »

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What lessons the Philippines Presidential Election tomorrow has for Malaysia with regard to the impending 15GE for the country?

(Versi BM)

What lessons the Philippines Presidential Election tomorrow has for Malaysia with regard to the impending 15th General Election?

I have just read an AFP report that Marcos Jr “appears on the cusp of victory in the presidential polls, with his seemingly unassailable lead fuelled by a decades-long misinformation campaign to revamp the family brand”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philipines presidential election on Monday will have interesting bearing on the forthcoming 15GE in Malaysia

(Versi BM)

When Filipino voters go to the polls for the Philippines Presidential election on Monday, it will have interesting bearing on the forthcoming 15th General Election in Malaysia.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has said that the Philippines presidential election is “a microcosm of a global battle for facts” as he quoted author Milan Kundera: “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”.
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Malaysians must learn to differentiate between truth and lies if the nation is not to degenerate to become a failed state in the next few decades

(Versi BM)

Activist Haris Ibrahim hit the nail on the head when he said that a nation cannot be built on lies.

It is not that there were no lies and fake news in the public square in the early years of Malaysia, but the advent of the social media with billions of humans plugged in one instant 24/7 global information stream has created an unprecedented crisis of trust in human history. Read the rest of this entry »

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PAC Deputy Chair has passed the “death sentence” on my proposal that PAC investigate the 2002 Scorpene submarine corruption case and to establish the motive of the murder of Mongolian, Altantuya Shaariibuu

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairperson Azizah Mohd Dun has passed the “death sentence” on my proposal that the PAC investigate the 2002 Scorpene submarine corruption case and to establish the motive of the murder of the Mongolian, Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Yesterday, Azizah Mohd Dun, the PAC deputy chairperson, dismissed the call for her committee to probe the Scorpene submarine deal and Altantyunya’s murder. Read the rest of this entry »

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