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Official support of PAS for MCA in Balakong by-election reinforces my call to Balakong voters to come out in full force to ensure “One Vote to reject MCA, UMNO and PAS” on Sept. 8

The official support of PAS for MCA in Balakong by-election has reinforced my call on Sunday night for the voters of Balakong to come out in full force on the by-election polling day on Saturday, 8th Sept. 2018 to carry out a historic and national task by using their one vote to reject the irresponsible and opportunistic politics of MCA, UMNO and PAS.

Malaysians have just celebrated Merdeka Day on August 31, and it was a celebration which was never like it in the past six decades.

Malaysians who were unconcerned and even indifferent in previous Merdeka Days were excited about the birth of a New Malaysia, a land where every Malaysian can feel proud to be a Malaysian.

Although Pakatan Harapan has peacefully and democratically replaced UMNO/BN as the Federal Government of Malaysia, MCA/UMNO leaders and conspirators are doing their utmost to bring about the downfall of the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government before the 14th General Election by 2023, or even earlier, in two to three years.

Now joining these MCA/UMNO leaders and conspirators in this irresponisble and opportunistic conspiracy to cause the downfall of Pakatan Harapan government are the PAS leaders, who have shown their hands in their appearance in support of the MCA Balakong by-election candidate last night.

We have on the one hand the MCA leaders, who are accusing the DAP of selling-out the rights and interests of the Malaysian Chinese, while the UMNO and PAS leadrers are complicit in attacking the DAP and Pakatan Harapan of betraying Malay rights and interests. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for over 80% of the Balakong voters to come out in Sept. 8 by-election to vote for a New Malaysia and reject UMNO/BN plot to topple the Pakatan Harapan Government to return the UMNO/BN regime of corruption and abuses of power

DAP and Pakatan Harapan have fielded Wong Siew Ki as candidate for the Balakong by-election to carry on the great work of the late Eddie Ng as Selangor State Assembly representative for Balakong.

Although the Balakong voters do not expect Wong to be exactly like Ng, as Ng had been such an exemplary people’s representative that some voters say they will be satisfied if Wong can do 60 per cent of what Ng did, Wong’s hectic and punishing pace during the by-election campaign covering the constituency is a testament of Wong’s determination to do her best and to do better than 60 per cent of what Ng did.

In the recent Sungai Kandis by-election, the voter turn-out was below 50 per cent although during the May 9 general election, the voter-turn out in Sungai Kandis was 86%. In the May general election, the voter turnout in Balakong was even higher at 87%.

Wong has appealed to the Bakakong voters for a voter turnout on Sept. 8 of over 60 per cent. This is not high enough. I want to appeal to the voters of Balakong for a historic turnout of over 80 per cent, as the Balakang by-election has a national significant over and above than just electing the State Assembly representative for Balakong.

Malaysians have just celebrated Merdeka Day on August 31, and it was a celebration which was never like it in the past six decades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vote in the Spirit of May 9, 2018 to defeat UMNO conspiracy to plot for the collapse fo the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in two years or at least before the 15th General Election

I call on the voters of Balakong to come out in full force to vote in the Balakong by-election on Sept. 8 in the spirit of May 9, 2018 to build a New Malaysia to defeat the UMNO conspiracy to plot for the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government in two years or at least before the 15th General Election.

Malaysians want to end the corruption, abuses of power and injustices of UMNO/BN in the past few decades and build a New Malaysia, but this is not something which can be achieved overnight or in 100 days.

It is a challenge and task which will take years, and Pakatan Harapan does not want to rule for only one term but want to win the 15th and 16th General Elections to complete the building of a New Malaysia where the country can fulfill the dream and hopes of Bapa Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, to be “beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world”.

It is an open secret that the Opposition, led by UMNO and with the support of other opposition parties, are plotting for the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government to collapse and disintegrate to allow them to return to the corridors of power in Putrajaya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Support for bipartisan investigation both into Hasanah’s appeal to CIA for support and IRI’s alleged interference in the 14GE

Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called for a government inquiry into allegations that Pakatan Harapan collaborated with US think-tank International Republican Institute (IRI) to bring down the Barisan Nasional government in the 14th general election.

I myself will like to know how IRI had collaborated with PH to topple the UMNO/BN Government from power in Putrajaya, which is a most far-fetched version of what happened on May 9, 2018.

All the pollsters had not expected a change of Federal Government on May 9, 2018, completely undermining the wisdom and intelligence of the Malaysian electorate, regardless of race, religion, region or even politics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Annuar Musa should explain his racist, reckless but most provocative and incendiary speech which is circulated in a 1 min 58 sec WhatsApp video “Realiti Kerajaan Pro-DAP” on social media

The Sungai Kandis by-election should be a serious warning as to what is in store for Malaysian politics and nation-building in post-14General Election, if extremist, desperate and dangerous political elements are given a free hand to destroy the very fabic of Malaysia’s plural society.

While the Sungai Kandis by-election result is very clear that these extremist, desperate and dangerous elements are fighting a losing battle in securing majority popular support in trying to resort to the most rabid and provocative politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies, they are still capable of doing great damage to the fabric of Malaysia’s plural society if they are allowed a free hand to incite hate and baseless fears to create racial and religious animosity, hatred and strife in Malaysia.
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Five lessons from the Sungai Kandis by-election

There are at least five lessons from the Sungai Kandis by-election.

Firstly, it is one of disappointment, that the voter turnout was the historic low of 49.4%,

But it is not for the reason that UMNO leaders are giving to flatter themselves. The UMNO/BN Deputy President Datuk Mohamad Hassan claimed that the historically low turnout was a sign of protest against the Pakatan Harapan government as it showed that something was wrong with the government.

If Mohamad is right, then the UMNO candidate Lokman Adam should be the beneficiary with high UMNO/PAS voter turn-out in support of him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sungai Kandis by-election a double slap in the face for Najib and Hadi

Earlier today, I had asked whether the UMNO candidate for Sungai Kandis, Lokman Adam will get more or less than the combined votes of 19,091 votes which UMNO/PAS candidates totalled in the 14GE.

In the 14th General Election, the UMNO candidate won 11,518 votes while the PAS candidate polled 7,573 votes – totaling 19,091 votes. The winning PKR/PH candidate in the 14GE won with 23.998 votes.

The result of the Sungai Kandis by-election have been announced, and the winning PKR/PH candidate, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni polled 15,427 votes while the UMNO/BN candidate Lokman Adam polled 9,585 votes, yielding a majority for Zawawi of 5,842 votes.

With the voter turnout at 49.4% as compared to 86% in the 14th General Election, the winning PKR/PH candidate polled 64% of the vote secured in the 14GH.

If the UMNO candidate, Lokman secured 64% of the UMNO votes in the 14GE, he would get 7,371 votes, leaving 2,214 votes probably coming from the PAS’ 7,573 votes in the 14GE, i.e. some 29% of the PAS vote in the 14GE.

The Sungai Kandi by-election result is therefore a double slap in the face for Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the PAS President, Haji Abdul Hadi Awang.

Najib had unprecedentedly campaigned very hard in Sungai Kandi by-election hoping for a political miracle that that can lead to a political turnaround of popular support for him. He also hoped to use the Sungai Kandi by-election to tell the country, and in particular UMNO chieftains, that he is a greater power than anyone in UMNO.

But Najib failed miserably on both counts, as Lokman could not get the 11,518 votes polled by the UMNO candidate in the 14GE, polling 1,933 votes less than the UMNO/BN in the general elections.

In the Sungai Kandis by-election, several PAS national leaders have as good as asking PAS members and supporters to vote for Lokman, but Lokman could not even reach 30% of the PAS votes in the 14GE.

(Media Statement (3) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Saturday, August 4, 2018)

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Will the UMNO candidate for Sungai Kandis, Lokman Adam get more or less than the combined votes of 19,091 votes which UMNO/PAS candidates totalled in the 14GE?

I agree with Bersih that former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had contravened the election laws with his FaceBook appeal this morning to the Sungai Kandis by-election voters to vote for the UMNO by-election candidate, Lokman Adam.

Under Section 26 (1) (a) of the Election Offences Act 1954, no person shall give any form of address, public or otherwise, on polling day, while Section 26 (1)(f) says that no person will canvass for votes by “whatever means.”

Will Najib be charged in court for violation of the election laws?
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Many thanks to Tajuddin for confirming that post-14GE, UMNO leaders and cybertroopers under Najib had launched a “scorched-earth” policy to take the vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies to an extremity never seen in Malaysia

I said at the opening of the DAP parliamentary service centre in Gelang Patah yesterday that we are in a new phase in politics in Malaysia in post-14th General Election, as UMNO leaders and cybertroopers under former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak have abandoned all pretensions of moderation, balance and 1Malaysian attitude to sabotage the Pakatan Harapan government, hoping that the Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya and in the various states would not last the full term, crack and disintegrate to allow UMNO to return to power before 15GE.

I must thank the former UMNO Deputy Minister, Tajuddin Rahman (MP for Pasir Salak) for confirming that post-14GE, UMNO leaders and cybertroopers under Najib had launched a “scorched-earth” policy to take the vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies to an extremity never seen in Malaysia before.
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MCA and MIC should close shop and MCA should not contest in Balakong by-election if their leadership dare not even say whether they want the UMNO candidate Lokman Aman to win or lose in the Sungaki Kandis by-election

In the past five days, I had asked the MCA and MIC national leaderhips three times whether they want the UMNO candidate in Sungai Kandis by-election to win or lose on Saturday.

Now that PAS has officially urged support for Lokman, which a commentator had described as “the new normal for Malaysian politics” in post-14GE Malaysia, I am going to ask the MCA and MIC national leadership for the fourth and final time in six days whether they want Lokman to win or lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election on Saturday.

MCA and MIC should close shop and MCA should not contest in the Balakong by-election if their leadership dare not even say whether they want the UMNO candidate Lokman Aman to win or lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election on Saturday.

(Media Statement (2) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Monday, 30th July 2018)

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Sungai Kandis by-election a crucial test whether Najib has succeeded in equating Islam with kleptocray in Malaysia

The Sungai Kandis by-election next Saturday will be a crucial test whether former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has succeeded in equating Islam with kleptocracy in Malaysia.

It will also be a crucial test as to whether Najib’s irresponsible, vicious and toxic politics of race, religion, fear, hate and lies, which failed to make the impact he had hoped in the 14GE to ensure the victory of UMNO/BN in the 14th GE, have still traction in Malaysian politics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why are MCA and MIC leadership shy to declare whether they want Lokman Adam to win or lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election

Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak continue to sing praises for the UMNO/BN candidate for Sungai Kandis by-election, Lokman Adam.

Why are the MCA and MIC leadership shy to declare whether they want Lokman Adam to win or lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election?

During his campaign for Lokman in Sungai Kandis by-election, Najib said Lokman was an authoritative politician, who is also brave, “a vocal character who is brave in voicing out his opinions” and “the kind of people needed in the (Selangor) state assembly to ensure a mature democracy”.

Do the MCA and MIC leadership agree with Najib about Lokman or do they dare to express their disagreement publicly instead of quietly sulking?

Come on, the MCA and MIC leaderships! Speak up. Do you want Lokman to win or to lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election? In either case, are you prepared to give the reasons?

(Media Statement (2) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Friday, July 27, 2018)

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MCA and MIC leadership should declare whether they want UMNO candidate Lokman Adam to win or to lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election

The attempt by the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to downplay MCA and MIC’s “perceived lack of involvement” in the Sungai Kandis campaign by saying that MCA and MIC needed to be given time to recover their strength following the Barisan Nasional electoral debacle on May 9, 2018 only highlights the two-faced game and political opportunism of these two parties.

I had this morning asked whether MCA and MIC support Lokman Adam’s candidature in Sungai Kandis and whether they regard Lokman Adam as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14GE.

Najib sang Loman’s praise when he campaigned for Lokman in Sungai Kandis, saying Lokman was an authoritative politician, who is also brave.

Najib said Lokman was “a vocal character who is brave in voicing out his opinions” and “the kind of people needed in the (Selangor) state assembly to ensure a mature democracy”.

Do the MCA and MIC leadership agree with Najib about Lokman.

Surely, even if the MCA and MIC needed time to recover their strength organisationally and in terms of manpower following the electoral disaster of the 14GE, this cannot be an excuse to stop them from articulating whether they want Lokman to win or to lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election!

(Media Statement (2) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Wednesday, 25th July 2018)

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Do MCA and MIC support Lokman Adam’s candidature in Sungai Kandis and do they regard Lokman Adam as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14GE

The Barisan Nasional candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election Lokman Noor Adam insists that he is not a racist but do MCA and MIC support his candidature and regard him as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14th General Election.

Why are the MCA and MIC leaders keeping a deafening silence on Lokman’s candidature in Sungai Kandis?

MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong is talking on all issues under the sun, but on three issues he has kept a strange silence, viz: Najib’s culpability in the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal causing unprecedented shame and infamy to Malaysia for being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy; the secret letter by Najib’s spy chief to the CIA five days before the 14th General Election asking for United States support if the results of the 14th General Election was close; and Lokman Adam’s candidature in the Sungai Kandis by-election and whether the MCA leadership regards Lokman as the model UMNO leader they want in post-14GE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orang Aslis awaiting a by-election in Cameron Highlands to demonstrate their political awakening like the Malay, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans in the 14GE to demand for a New Malaysia of justice, integrity, freedom and democracy

Pakatan Harapan candidate for Cameron Highlands, M. Manogaran, has filed an election petition to nullify the outcome of the election result for Cameron Highlands – alleging that eventual victor C Sivaraajh of MIC had bribed and threatened voters.

Manogaran lost Cameron Highlands by just 597 votes in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.

Cameron Highlands is the parliamentary constituency with the largest percentage of Orang Asli voters, constituting over 20 per cent of the electorate – even more than the number of Indian voters, although less than the Malay and Chinese voters.

Orang Aslis in Cameron Highlands are awaiting a by-election to demonstrate their political awakening like the Malay, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans the historic and watershed 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 to demand for a New Malaysia of justice, integrity, freedom and democracy!
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Three events that foiled Najib’s well-planned scheme of immunity and impunity for the world’s 1MDB “worst kleptocracy”

Three events foiled the well-planned scheme of immunity and impunity of the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak who would otherwise get away with the world’s worst kleptocracy in the international 1MDB money-laundering scandal.

The first event was in July 2016 – the kleptocratic litigation of the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to forfeit over US$1 billion of 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland from over US$3 billion international embezzlement, misappropriation and money-laundering of 1MDB funds.

The second was the victory of Donald Trump and defeat of Hilary Clinton in the US Presidential elections in November 2016, for the campaign that was cranked up by Najib’s highly-paid propaganda advisers to paint the US DoJ kleptocratic litigation as part of an international “liberal” conspiracy (with unpatriotic Malaysians) to topple Najib and the UMNO/BN Government in Malaysia collapsed when Trump unexpectedly defeated Hilary and became the US President.
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Fresh Perlis state assembly election is one option to resolve the Perlis constitutional crisis

Fresh Perlis state assembly election is one option to resolve the two-week-long Perlis constitutional crisis which cropped up after the May 9 general election.

Barisan Nasional won 10 out of 15 state assembly seats in Perlis constituting two-thirds assembly majority, but a fresh Perlis state general election is likely to see a change of government in the state, so as to fall in step with the change of Malaysian Government in Putrajaya from UMNO/BN to the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

In the swearing-in ceremony yesterday, Azlan Man, the State Assemblyman for Bintong, took the oath of office before the Raja of Perlis as the Mentri Besar, but the ceremony was boycotted by the other nine UMNO/BN State Assemblymen.

Hours after the swearing-in, Azlan was sacked from UMNO, making his position as Perlis Mentri Besar quite untenable.

The constitutional crisis in Perlis has caught the majority of Malaysians by surprise, as they had been more attuned to and focussed on the great changes unleashed by the political earthquake of May 9, 2018 at the federal level. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 33.9% of the popular vote for UMNO/BN and 16.6% of popular vote for PAS in the 14GE did not realise that their vote would be used to support or prop up a kleptocratic Malaysia

At the DAP breaking-of-fast in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, I was glad to meet for the first time after the 14th General Election some of the DAP Malay Members of Parliament and State Assembly representatives, including Member of Parliament for Raub, Tengku Zulpuri Shah bin Raja Puji; Selangor State Assemblyman for Dusun Tua, Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof and State Assemblywoman for Bandar Utama Jamaliah Jamaludin; Pahang State Assemblywoman for Ketari Young Syefura Othman (Rara) on an occasion which was attended by DAP Secretary-General and Minister for Finance, Lim Guan Eng, and the other DAP leaders like the DAP National Chairman and MP for Cheras, Tan Kok Wai, DAP Deputy Secretary-General and MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok, National Publicity Secretary and MP for Damansara Tony Pua, DAP National Political Education Bureau Chairman Liew Chin Tong, MP for Segambut Hannah Yeoh, MP for Kota Kinabalu Chan Foong Hin, MP for Ipoh Timor Ong Kah Woh, MP for Taiping Teh Kok Lim and many others.

I have yet to meet after the historic May 9 poltical earthquake the other DAP Malay State Exco/Assembly representatives, like Johore State Exco Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (Paloh), Malacca State Exco Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu); Penang State Exco Zairil Khir Johari (Tanjong Bunga) and State Assemblywoman for Seri Delima Syerleena Abdul Rashid and Perak State Exco Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari (Tebing Tinggi).

But there is no doubt that the 14th General Election marked a major stride in the DAP’s struggle to fulfill the Malaysian Dream of all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or politics, where Malaysia can purged themselves of the infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy; and become a “beacon of light for a disturbed and distracted world” by being a showcase of how a nation of diverse races, religions, languages and cultures can succeed as an united, harmonious, democratic, progressive and prosperous Malaysia.

In the 14th General Election, the DAP fielded the most representative and inclusive slate of candidates for the parliamentary and state assembly candidates in party history – a total of 148 candidates comprising Chinese 108, Indian 23, Malay 10, KDM 3, Iban 3, Orang Asli 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two-week stalling by Apandi from resigning as Attorney-General is petty and long enough – he should immediately resign without further ado if he does not want to become the greatest obstacle to legal reforms in Malaysian history

The two-week stalling by Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali from resigning as Attorney-General is petty and long enough – he should immediately resign without further ado if he does not want to be the greatest obstacle to legal reforms in Malaysian history.

Apandi cannot pretend that his appointment as Attorney-General is not akin to a political appointment, whether in the form of a contract or otherwise, and with the earthquake development on 9th May 2018 bringing about the historic change of the Federal Government in Putranjaya in the 14th General Election, it is completely untenable and undignified for Apandi to contine a single day as Attorney-General especially as he does not enjoy any confidence whatsoever from the new Malaysian Government.

Leaving aside for the moment the most suspicious and even inauspicious circumstances in which his appointment as Attorney-General was made in July 2015, Apandi, who had been a Federal Court judge, should not to subject the high office of Attorney-General to further indignity of being asked to go on leave and other forms of public humiliation!

Let Apandi demonstrate to Malaysians that he can act with dignity and honour to face the fact that his time as Attorney-General was up when Malaysians shocked the world with the historic decision on May 9 to have a peaceful and democratic transition of power – the first in the nation’s history; and that the vote of May 9, 2018 was not only to throw out Datuk Seri Najib Razak as Prime Minister and the Barisan Nasional government in Putrajaya, but also a personal vote of no confidence in him as Attorney-General.

In fact, all political appointees, whether Senators or appointment to GLCs and public bodies, should have submitted their resignation in the last two weeks after the results of the 14th General Election for new appointments to be made.

Recently, the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad revealed that there are some 17,000 political appointees in the country, but the state of civic and political consciousness among these former wielders of power and influence in the country is so low and primitive that until now only the former Johor Baru MP Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad had acted honourably in resigning as Felda Chairman after the general election.

What are these 17,000 political appointees waiting for instead of submitting their resignations without any further ado?

(Media Statement in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday May 23, 2018)

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Mahathir’s helming of education ministry does not violate the letter and spirit of Pakatan Harapan manifesto

I was stumped when the press phoned yesterday for comment on MCA/Gerakan criticism that Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s helming of Education Ministry was a breach of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto.

This was news to me and I can understand why at the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting yesterday nobody objected when Mahathir revealed that he would also be the Education Minister as everybody felt it was ok.

How could there be such an election promise when none of the Pakatan Harapan leaders from the four component parties of DAP, PRK, AMANAH and Bersatu had known about it or had made such a public commitment? Read the rest of this entry »

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