SNAP poll next year? Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity rankings are higher than ever before. Some have suggested that the Barisan Nasional (BN) might want the next general election, due only in 2013, called earlier to coincide with the Sarawak state elections which must be held by June 2011. But there is one […]
IT never goes down well, leaders telling citizens how to manage their finances. Especially when the public are more familiar with leaders who live lavish lifestyles than with those who live humbly. The latest advice to the urban masses is that living on RM3,000 a month is “manageable”, provided one stops subscribing to Astro and […]
THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Friday, 11 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. Their responses will be updated if and when they reply.
“[We] don’t want to appear as though we encourage gambling and gaming but it will arise, in any case. They (illegal bookies) will do it. So, the question is whether it’s a good idea to leave them on their own, unregulated, or if the government should try to regulate and do it in such a […]
WAS it wrong for award-winning school teacher Alias Ismail to be so upfront about his sex life? When asked for the secret of his career success, he credited reading a book with his wife, having a good conversation, and then having sex before going to sleep. Every night, apparently. Was it shameful for the 42-year-old […]
IN envisioning federal power, one of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s trickiest points is where to place the DAP (read, a Chinese Malaysian) in the executive line up. As prime minister? God forbid, not in this Malay-Muslim majority country. As deputy prime minister? But what about PAS?
Chua Soi Lek ALL anyone might remember now from news reports on MCA’s 100-page proposal to the government for the 10th Malaysia Plan was its request for RM1 billion to support Chinese vernacular education. This is triple the RM320 million allocation for the same purpose under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. It is a sensational angle, […]
An 88-year old voter casting her vote in the Hulu Selangor by-election ELECTION watchdogs have become a regular feature in Malaysian polls since at least 2005. In that year, Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) monitored the Pengkalan Pasir by-election. Mafrel was even officially recognised by the Election Commission (EC) in 2007 as an […]
“I cannot predict how much longer this (affirmative action) will go on but at the moment, we are trying out… some kind of experiment… by withdrawing some of the protection in education.” “We want to see whether they will be able to withstand the competition or not. Obviously if they prove themselves able to, we […]
Updated 4:30pm, 26 May 2010 PETRA JAYA Member of Parliament (MP) Fadillah Yusof’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (pic: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Fadillah Yusof Constituency: Petra Jaya Party: PBB Years as MP: Since 2004 Government position: • Science, technology and innovation deputy minister Party position: • Youth chief Membership in parliamentary committees or […]