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Making Progress


Making Progress

A new Malaysia confronts political realities

AS the euphoria of GE14 dies down, the people realise that not all promises were realistic, and that even the vocal DAP sometimes has to be quiet on 'sensitive' topics.

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An offer I could not refuse

After the Bukit Gantang by election in February 2009, the attention of the country was fixated on the UMNO election in March 2009.

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Stop the exodus before it begins

There is a WhatsApp message that has been circulating with a list of 17 Umno members of Parliament (MP) that could potentially leave the party.

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Palm Oil: The driving force of rural Malaysia

Palm oil is a topic that is very close to my heart. In my four (4) years as political secretary to Gerakan President, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, I saw first-hand the impact and effect palm oil has on Malaysia; especially our rural areas. In fact, I would go as far as saying that it is the driving force of rural Malaysia.

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Campaign in poetry, govern in prose

A new political compact that reaffirms our commitment to diversity, mutual respect, tolerance and understanding will be a good start.

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A failure to connect

I am taking a break from serialising my 10 years in government to talk about my two months post general election experience.

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A by-election to remember

The loss of Perak in the 12th General Election (GE12) was most surprising and the Pakatan Rakyat government was not expected to last very long.

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Getting my feet wet

Despite the initial setback faced by Gerakan and other Barisan Nasional component parties in the 12th General Election or better known colloquially as 308 because it was on March 8, 2008, there was a general sense of excitement that was also tempered with trepidation as Gerakan faced its 37th National Delegates Conference (NDC) on Oct 11 and 12, 2008.

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Learning the ropes

I returned from the United Kingdom after a short break and my call to the Bar in October 2008. My call to the English Bar will always be memorable for two reasons. The first reason is that it happened on my father's birthday of Oct 9, and the second is that it was held in the Temple Church that was made famous by the Da Vinci Code.

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A political awakening

In March 2008, I was a student in the United Kingdom. I was completing my Bar vocational studies in Cardiff University and like many Malaysians in Britain at that time, we were closely acquainted with the political happenings back home.

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From hero to zero

It has been almost two months since my last column. It has been a busy time as I was preoccupied with my party's preparations for the 14th General Election (GE14).

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Elections and candidacy

As expected, Parliament will be dissolved imminently, thus paving the way for the 14th General Election.

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