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People Power

Ruminating the necessity of People Power and some thoughts on how to foster such a creation in Malaysia

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Court-sanctioned Homicide of a Democratic Concept

3 days to the MyConstitution Phase 2 launch, “Constitutional Institutions and the Separation of Powers”, on Jan 15, 2010 at Sunway University College (4pm), Leslie Gabriel reminds us of the challenge which lies ahead to restore the concept of the separation of powers in this country.

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My People First, Performance for My People Now?

A few days after America’s Capitol Hill celebrated the historic passing of their Health Care Bill, we hear some shocking and illogical statements in our Capital Hill, the Parliament. The American People’s Representatives have been working hard to work out a deal for the American people, but in the Malaysian Parliament on November 9, 2009, […]

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The Enigma of Democracy: MCA and UMNO

The last 48 hours in Malaysia saw the power of democracy. At MCA’s EGM on October 10, 2009, Ong Tee Keat was knocked out by a no-confidence motion; but Chua Soi Lek was not reinstated as Deputy (though re-admitted as member). Just a few hours ago, Mr money-politic Mohd Isa Samad won the Bagan Pinang […]

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1Malaysia: It’s time to say enough is enough

I would consider myself to be a person who talks about politics only in coffee shops, who forwards some emails and complains endlessly about the injustice(s) that we suffer and how we should strive to make Malaysia a better country to live in. Like many millions of Malaysians, I only talk the talk and not […]

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RCE v IOD

Many have asked why civil society is objecting to the “cause of death” question being carved out of the Royal Commission of Enquiry (RCE)’s terms to be left to a Magistrate in an Inquiry of Death (IOD) held under Chapter XXXII of the Criminal Procedure Code. Here’s why.

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When the highest court in the land could bring down the Government of the day

When the highest court in the land could bring down the Government of the day

The front page of the Star newspaper of Friday, 17 April 2009 carries this startlingly outrageous decision of the Federal Court. The headline proclaims “Court: Siva does not have right to suspend seven”. The report reads: PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has unanimously ruled that Perak Assembly Speaker V Sivakumar does not have the power to […]

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“Democracy is more than the ritual casting of a ballot at multi-party elections. True democracy involves…”: Amos Kok

We applaud him, and in our hearts thank him for giving a reminder why many still shoulder on this struggle. As mentioned here, find the unplugged version of law student, Amos Kok‘s speech at the MALSA launch on 20 December 2008. Only minor editorial editions have been made to preserve the original message and tone […]

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