Lim Kit Siang

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Investing 101 Means Looking Out the Windows More

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:47 PM PDT

By William Pesek Jul 13, 2011 | Bloomsberg Arab Spring, meet Malaysia's summer of discontent. That thought is surely on Prime Minister Najib Razak's mind as the dust settles from Saturday's botched demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur. By "botched" I mean the way Najib mishandled what should have been a ho-hum political-reform rally of little note [...]

Government risks undermining democratic progress, say UN experts

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:42 PM PDT

By UNHR 12 July 2011 GENEVA – UN human rights experts* on Monday expressed their dismay at the use of tear gas and water cannons by security authorities against peaceful protestors in Malaysia on Saturday, reportedly leading to injuries and one death, and the arrest of more than 1,600 people at the Bersih 2.0 rally. [...]

We walked in peace until…

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 10:35 PM PDT

By Adrian Ng July 13, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider JULY 13 — The night was quiet. The usual buzz that surrounds KL on a Friday night was missing. I walked from Masjid Jamek LRT station to the hotel through Masjid India bazaar. Not many police were sighted and business was still operating as usual. [...]

The home minister should resign!

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:18 PM PDT

By KJ John Jul 12, 11 | The Malaysian Insider I think Minister of Home Affairs Hishammuddin Hussein should resign. He has failed miserably in “managing the proper conduct of the Constitution and discarded reasonable rights of the citizens”, even after the King made his intervention and publicly made his views known. The King is [...]

A very Malaysian impediment – Singapore Straits Times

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:18 PM PDT

KL better off without 'padded rolls, vote buying', says Singapore ST By Debra Chong The Malaysian Insider Jul 12, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Malaysia's top leadership would be better off working to deliver its promised reforms and give substance to the 1 Malaysia vision than stoop to a partisan approach in dealing with [...]

Truth is inconvenient

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:06 PM PDT

By Christine SK Lai July 13, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider JULY 13 — It's the first time in my life I joined a demonstration. Do I like demos? No way. Was I scared? Of course; it's no "walk in the park, picnic on the grass"; you know what to expect when it has been [...]

Malaysia: Rich but not free

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 08:22 PM PDT

Editorial The Jakarta Post 11.7.11 The leaders of Malaysia are laboring under an old paradigm that says you can have development or democracy, but not both. We have news for them: You can be rich and free at the same time. Malaysians deserve both and they deserve it now — not sometime in the future. [...]

Malaysia: Police use brutal tactics against peaceful protestors

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 08:02 PM PDT

Amnesty International 11 July 2011 The UK government must press Malaysia's Prime Minister on freedom of assembly during his visit this week, Amnesty International said today, after peaceful protesters in Kuala Lumpur were met with police violence and 1,667 arrests at the weekend. Police arrested peaceful demonstrators, fired tear gas canisters directly at protesters, and [...]

Crackdown 2.0 in Malaysia

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 07:51 PM PDT

Wall Street Journal JULY 12, 2011. With its response to Bersih 2.0, a rally for electoral reform, the government has created an environment of fear and repression Based on the evidence of this weekend’s rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians aspire for a more competitive political system than what they have. Also based on this weekend’s [...]

Bersih rally important, but not a game changer

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:12 AM PDT

By Ong Kian Ming Jul 11, 11 | MalaysiaKini COMMENT It is far from easy to objectively evaluate the political and electoral impact of the Bersih 2.0 rally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, especially when one was in the middle of the said rally, receiving ‘presents’ in the form of tear gas canisters from [...]

BN’s reaction to Bersih is to insult all races, says DAP

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 08:59 AM PDT

By Shannon Teoh July 12, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — DAP has flayed Barisan Nasional (BN) for resorting to disrespecting all races in the aftermath of Saturday's Bersih rally which the opposition insists was multiracial in nature. Secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that threatened by mounting public pressure, "BN has [...]

Deliver votes, not crowds, MCA

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 08:56 AM PDT

By The Malaysian Insider July 12, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider JULY 12 — MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek boasted today his party could match Bersih 2.0's crowd in last weekend's rally calling for clean and fair elections. "To gather ten or twenty thousand to demonstrate is nothing great. MCA can organised [...]

Mat Zain wants Altantuya accused retried

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 08:52 AM PDT

By Debra Chong July 12, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim urged today Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step in and relook the Attorney-General's (A-G) prosecution of two policemen now on death row for the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. The retired cop accused [...]

When the ordinary became extraordinary

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 05:20 AM PDT

— Scuba gal The Malaysian Insider Jul 12, 2011 JULY 12 — I'm as ordinary as it gets. I live in a decent-sized condo, in a fairly popular middle-upper class neighbourhood. I married my husband in my early 30s. I've got a decent job in a well-regarded private corporation, where I'm middle management. No children [...]

Tanah tumpahnya darahku

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 04:41 AM PDT

— Esther Goh The Malaysian Insider Jul 12, 2011 JULY 12 — "Are you ready to die for the country?" I asked as I walked together with Simeon heading from Mirama Hotel on Jalan Maharajalela to Petaling Street. My honest answer to my own question was, "No. I don't believe I should die now. When [...]

Bersih 2.0 “bersih”ed me!

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 04:21 AM PDT

— Lt Col (R) Aw Yong Tian Teck The Malaysian Insider Jul 12, 2011 JULY 12 — As I headed for the LRT station to enter the city on the morning of July 9, I was both fearful and determined — fearful that a "May 13" type violence would erupt, and afraid of being arrested. [...]

Merdeka when I was six, true democracy at 60?

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 04:11 AM PDT

Allen Lopez Malaysiakini Jul 12, 11 COMMENT When the Tunku raised his hand to the cries of “Merdeka”, I was on the cusp of turning six. On 9 July 2011, as I approach 60, I was among those who rallied at the Bersih 2.0 carnival. Yes, it was a carnival. And what a carnival! The [...]

TBH RCI report – 3 weeks and not released yet

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 01:28 AM PDT

The Cabinet has been sitting on the Royal Commission of Inquiry report into the death of Teoh Beng Hock for three weeks since it was first submitted to the Yang di Pertuan Agong on June 22, 2011. This is most inconsiderate to the Teoh Beng Hock family members as well as inefficient, as in developed [...]

Was Tiong Lai “blackmailed” into telling untruths about Tung Shin Hospital?

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 01:04 AM PDT

DAP MP for PJ Utara and National Publicity Secretary Tony Pua was rightly outraged and accused the MCA Deputy President and Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai of "lying through his teeth" when the latter denied that police had fired tear gas and water cannons into the Tung Shin Maternity Hospital during the 709 [...]

Al-Fatihah – Top lawyer Raja Aziz Addruse dies at 74

Posted: 12 Jul 2011 09:02 AM PDT

By Melissa Chi July 12, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Raja Aziz Addruse, one of the country's most distinguished and respected lawyers, died today after a long illness. He was 74. He was elected a commissioner of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in 2006. Raja Aziz was the [...]

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