Month February 2011

Najib pemimpin peralihan, bukan pemimpin perubahan

Meskipun “transformasi” menjadi istilah yang sering diungkapkan Perdana Menteri Najib Razak, namun beliau lebih dilihat sebagai pemimpin dalam zaman peralihan, dan bukannya pemimpin perubahan.  Najib tidak menunjukkan kepimpinan untuk menyelesaikan isu yang berbangkit sejak zaman Reformasi, dan mungkin mengulangi nasib Abdullah Ahmad Badawi – pemimpin…

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Waiting for word from Taib

Sarawak’s Chief Minister has been an oasis of calm amid speculation over the polls date. TAN Sri Taib Mahmud has been getting the headlines in recent months. Part of it has to do with the fact that all eyes are on when the Chief Minister…

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Pakatan claims wage council compromised by politics

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) MPs questioned today the involvement of the World Bank in drafting the country’s minimum wage policy and asked if the government’s National Wage Consultation Council had been “compromised” by politics. In a joint press statement today, the MPs demanded an explanation from…

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My Tribute to Lim Kit Siang

Lim Kit Siang tirelessly reminds Malaysia what she could have achieved – a just and progressive democracy that celebrates diversity, respects human rights and shares resources equitably. Forty-five years ago, he set out to make that a reality for all. In hindsight, we thank Kit…

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Kebangkitan Rakyat: Harapan untuk Demokrasi di Timur Tengah?

<img title=”merdekareview” src=”; alt=”” width=”350″ height=”263″ /> Kebangkitan rakyat di Mesir untuk menggulingkan Presiden Hosni Mubarak menjadi tumpuan dunia terkini.  Sesungguhnya, tidak kurang pemerhati politik yang membandingkan pergolakan di dunia Timur Tengah dengan konteks politik di Malaysia – dari cara hidup keluarga Presiden hinggalah jurang…

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RM6 billion warships

1. I was asked by the press to comment on the latest announcement by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that the government has agreed to allocate RM6bil to build six second generation patrol vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy. 2. The decision…

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Happy Chinese New Year

Dear friends and comrades, As we celebrate the arrival of the year of Rabbit, I wish you and your family happiness, joy and peace. May the new year also see a refreshing in the governance of our country and a restoration of quality of lives:  where…

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