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India’s State of Denial

Asia Sentinel, 31/03/14 -- India has been in a state of denial for years. It is rightly proud of its vibrant and chaotic democracy which is on show in the current general election and has survived and been accepted almost without question since Independence. But it is in denial because it has not been prepared to recognize that the vagaries of democracy are providing smokescreens that obfuscate many of the negative aspects of how the country works.

Malaysian Airlines’ Troubled History

Asia Sentinel, 25/03/14 -- That isn’t to say the airline’s management woes had anything to do with the disappearance of the airliner, with 239 passengers and crew aboard on the way to Beijing. They didn’t. But mismanagement and other sloppy practices have belied MAS’s record of excellent service and its flight safety record, which is on a par with other regional carriers. When it has needed to import foreign expertise – pilots – it has done so.

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A Plane Disappears, Malaysia's Flaws Emerge

bloombergview.com, By , March 21 2014 -- Why bother when all the party needs to do to stay in power is redraw voting districts, bribe the masses with fat handouts, invoke religion when necessary, and muzzle any pesky publications that dare to write about corruption and privilege? 

MH370 mystery exposes our catastrophic failures

S. Ramakrishnan, 20/3/2014 -- Despite the abundant talent pool in our country we turn to the occultism when facing calamities and crisis. The extent of absurdity and stupidity by Malaysian authorities in resolving the MH370 crisis has made foreign journalist and others question whether Malaysia is a moderate progressive country.

MH370's Spirit Doctor

Asia Sentinel, by Murray Hunter, 20 March 2014 -- Bomohs have integrated their practices into Islam. The art of silat or indigenous martial arts has many aspects of animism incorporated into rituals and practices. Silat has a spiritual element based on the power of certain roots and plants, strengthened through reading verses of the Koran. Symbolic female circumcision is still widely practiced in the belief that this will tone down a female's libido.

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Mahathir Behind Rush to Justice in Anwar’s Case?

Asia Sentinel, March 11 2014 -- The decision to push forward last Friday’s appellate verdict declaring Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy represents the final return to power – if from behind the scenes – of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, sources in Kuala Lumpur say.

Anwar ‘Guilty’ Again in Malaysia

Asia Sentinel, March 07 2014 -- The guilty verdict against Anwar Ibrahim in a Malaysian court Friday was met with derision even by government supporters who worry it could boost the opposition leader's political standing and damage the ruling Barisan Nasional. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison and granted bail awaiting further appeal.

MIC DECEIVING PUBLIC ON RELOCATING SRJK (T) YONG PENG

S.Ramakrishnan, 5/3/2014 -- The headmasters and many teachers who have served long in Tamil schools have become so subservient, fearful and compliant to MIC and BN.  They dare not ask what is rightfully theirs and resort to begging. They have no choice anyway. One headmaster told me that they have to repeatedly ask the same thing before it is approved.

Fiasco Looms for Malaysia’s Ruling Coalition

Asia Sentinel, Feb 17 2014 -- The loss of support is not just from ethnic Indians, whose approval figures for the Barisan have dropped from 45 percent to 30 percent, or the ethnic Chinese, only 8 percent of whom support the coalition, but from ethnic Malays, the mainstay of the coalition.  Support has dropped from 61 percent to 50 percent, according to sources who have seen the figures. In Penang, the poll reportedly shows that the Barisan wouldn’t win a single one of the 40 state seats and 11 parliamentary ones.

Malaysia’s Sarawak Strongman Steps Back

Asia Sentinel, Feb 10 2014 -- It is a mark of the political situation in Malaysia that despite abundant proof that Taib siphoned off billions of dollars from timber companies to denude the state of its vast timber resources, the Barisan Nasional’s leaders in Kuala Lumpur have repeatedly endorsed him because of the need for Sarawak’s steadfast residency in the Barisan camp, dealing up healthy political majorities through the Taib political machine for decades. 

Malaysia's Anwar takes a new dare

Asia Sentinel, Feb 06 2014 -- “Anwar will tackle national issues using a state platform,” said a longtime United Malays National Organization political operative. “I think he is going to give UMNO real trouble. It is a good move for the opposition, but it has put UMNO on the back foot. I think as Selangor chief minister he will give Najib a tougher fight.”

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Mahathir Wing of UMNO Turns The Screws on Najib

Asia Sentinel, Jan 21 2014 -- Najib’s holiday visit to the US gaming mecca of Las Vegas – with gambling anathema to Muslims – has also drawn widespread criticism in UMNO, as has the luxurious lifestyle of the premier’s wife Rosmah Mansor.

Rajini and the mass factor

The Hindu, Jan 18 2014 -- Even the titles of the films were, give or take an alphabet, similar to hit Rajini films (Billa and Veera). If Jilla teased us with Thalapathy with a twist — What if Surya (Rajini) took on Deva (Mammootty) at halfway point and gave us a Mr. Bharath sort of father-son-turn-enemies family conflict dynamic? In Jilla, if Sakti (Vijay) takes on Sivan (Mohanlal) as homage to Thalapathy, Veeram recycles Rajni hit Murattu Kalai with scenes inspired from Annamalai and Baasha with more than one punchline giving you a sense of deja vu.

Malaysia’s Najib Faces Party, Public Protest

Asia Sentinel, Jan 14 2014 -- Najib also enraged voters by leaving for most of the holidays, going to Las Vegas and other watering holes with his wife, Rosmah Mansor, whose free-spending ways have alienated large swaths of the conservative Malay Muslim community. He is being called “Mr Nowhere” because of his absences from the country.

Kamalanathan assaulted by teacher over a transfer request

The Star, Jan 14 2014 -- The 31-year-old man, whose newly-wed wife is also a teacher, had wanted her to be transferred to Hulu Selangor as he did not want to be separated from her. Kamalanathan was allegedly hit on the neck in the incident that followed.

Review: Jilla

The Hidu, Jan 12 2013 -- So every attempt at seriousness is punctured instantly by a stab at comedy, and the film never seems comfortable with its subject (Shakti’s transformation comes off looking especially ridiculous). A.R. Murugadoss, with Thupakki, made the ideal Vijay vehicle, never letting the stakes get too serious. But that’s different from there being no stakes at all, with everything looking preordained.

Education Blueprint: Fail in all subject

S Ramakrishnan, 08/01/14 -- Malaysian education system is too centralized, with schools and teachers having very little autonomy. In the 60s and 70s Malaysia had headmasters who were par excellence and made their schools the envy of others. Alas, those bred of educators faded away with heavy heart with what is coming in the later years. 

Kulasegaran's Crocodile Tears

“Tamil Language and Tamil Schools may extinct in Malaysia. MIC’s indifference on this is a great betrayal of Indian community” – MP Kulasegaran, 31/12/13, Malaysia Nanban.

“All those friends of mine who went to a Tamil school are now either lorry drivers, labourers or in prison”

“Two of my sisters went to Tamil school and they graduated to become housewives” 

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'There are few opportunities for anyone who goes to Tamil school. Generally speaking, these schools produce labourers,' . - DAP MP Kulasegaran. 23rd March 2001

 

 

 
 
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