GE14 – Malaysia’s 14th general election preliminary analysis

As published in Malaysiakini

This is why we need electoral reform:

  • On average, 78,000 Pakatan Harapan voters elected 1 PH MP; while only 47,000 BN voters elected 1 BN MP
  • BN only won 9 out of the 100 largest Parliamentary seats

Raw data here

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Our last cab ride

hands

Our last cab ride
was ten minutes long
and an eternity too short

I held the hand
that caressed my cheeks last night

 

I held your unbreaking gaze
and you held mine
losing myself in those kind eyes and that dimpled smile
which had stolen my heart in the gentle rays of daybreak
remembering the texture of your brown blonde hair
that my fingertips knew so well

 

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Whom to Blame for the Storming of the Barricades at Bersih 3.0

Wah my facebook note got damn a lot of shares :’) /happy

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So woohoo Bersih 3.0 was a family affair. All of us were tear-gassed. I am writing this three days after the day of and my sinuses are still clear. Mashaallah. I know what to do next time I get a flu.

So everyone has written about how Bersih 3.0 was a life-changing experience lah. Uncles and aunties writing about how they wanted to redeem themselves for their inaction over the last few decades lah. This lah that lah. Everybody is an activist now lah.

My article will be different for two reasons:

  • I blame everybody in this article! /wink (everyone was being so nice and courteous in their articles so I have to be an asshole lah).
  • I write specifically about the lack of communication at Bersih 3.0 — which I think had a large part in explaining why the crowd seemed to join in at the breaking of the barricades. Basically there are lots of references on Twitter and Facebook to some of the things I will talk about, but I think this will be the first attempt at stringing these elements together as a narrative ish.

*Most photos stolen

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5 bucks if you can tell me what this is

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Bersih 2.0 Chicago

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al-misr

ash-sha’ab yurid isqat an-nizam

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picture stolen from here

irhal! irhal! irhal! irhal!

yasqut yasqut hosni mubarak!

huwa yamshi! mushna amshi!

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prayer

audhu billah min al-ghabi
audhu billah min al-aghbiya’

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