Letter to the Media – Analysis or propaganda?

Letter to the Media - Analysis or propaganda? By Hafidz Baharom I read the letter from Liew Chin Tong lambasting analysts as being biased and justifying a Barisan Nasional victory with a main question - who is he trying to convince? He is correct by saying that if Pakatan Harapan should win over 50 percent … Continue reading Letter to the Media – Analysis or propaganda?

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Hannah Yeoh and Christianity

This column was published Sunday May 21, 2017, on The Malaysian Insight I’M actually surprised Hannah Yeoh is getting into trouble for talking about her devout Christianity. I remember watching her Facebook video where she talks of referring to the Bible to settle family arguments, during the 2013 campaign or earlier. But the flak she is getting … Continue reading Hannah Yeoh and Christianity

Before plain packages to stop smokers, look at support structures

Just yesterday, DAP lawmaker Charles Santiago wrote that the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) had backtracked on their word to work towards introducing plain packaging for cigarettes. Citing a quote back in February by the MOH's divisional director of disease control, Dr Chong Chee Keong: “Health Ministry plans to introduce generic packaging for tobacco products … Continue reading Before plain packages to stop smokers, look at support structures

The Heat Malaysia – A Civil War Imminent For PKR

A civil war imminent for PKR?By Hafidz Baharom May 23, 2016 8:00 AM News has now leaked that PKR’s own heralded whistleblower and secretary general Rafizi Ramli is about to expose graft within their own stronghold of Selangor headed by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. Apparently, there have now been allegations that demands of … Continue reading The Heat Malaysia – A Civil War Imminent For PKR

The Heat Malaysia – PAKATAN REPEATING GE13 MISTAKES IN S’WAK

The new Pakatan Harapan seems set to repeat the very same mistakes that took place in the last general election, though this time the coalition cannot blame it on PAS. Reported in the news over the weekend, both DAP and PKR are expecting to clash against one another in five state seats come May 7 … Continue reading The Heat Malaysia – PAKATAN REPEATING GE13 MISTAKES IN S’WAK

So who is ultimately responsible?

The DAP today came out with documents refuting allegations of wrongdoing with the Taman Manggis land issue, citing  documents noting the decision by  the former Gerakan led state government had in fact stopped the empty plot from being developed.  Thus now, the onus goes back to the Penang Barisan Nasional coalition to answer why this … Continue reading So who is ultimately responsible?

Leaders, humble pie and lamb stew

In 2014 during the hype over removing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as Mentri Besar of Selangor, I attended a forum by then Pakatan Rakyat over the need to remove him at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH). The panelists were DAP's Tony Pua, PKR's Rafizi Ramli, activist Hishamuddin Rais and PAS' (now Amanah's) … Continue reading Leaders, humble pie and lamb stew