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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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prayer

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

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#yorais fail

Hukum Syarak bermakna undang-undang Islam dalam Mazhab Syafi’e atau undang-undang dalam mana suatu Mazhab Maliki, Hambali atau Hanafi yang telah bersetuju oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong dikuatkuasakan dalam Wilayah Persekutuan atau oleh Raja bagi mana-mana negeri dikuatkuasakan dalam negeri itu.

Pusat Maklumat Rakyat
Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia
Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi, dan Kebudayaan

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Hanbali is one of the four schools of jurisprudence in Sunni Islam.

Hambali is “Asia’s ‘Bin Laden'”

Source: BBC, Global Security.org

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Parti Hampir Mati

Parti Hampir Mati

Manifesto

We the rakyat hereby announce the establishment of Parti Hampir Mati (PHM).

Parti Hampir Mati is a multi-everything party that aims to bring development to all Malaysians without taking into account race, religion, geography, or political affiliation. Unlike the Human Rights Party, Parti Cinta Malaysia, and all our independent-but-BN-friendly Members of Parliament, we will never support either the BN or Pakatan Rakyat. Cross our hearts, hope to die.

We are the true third force, the voice of the rakyat!

Our manifesto is simple: we believe in the superior ability of the old and sedang nazaks to berkhidmat kepada negara. We think that no matter how young or smart or brilliant or rich one is, being old and nazak is still the best way to serve our country – and this is why we will only nominate hampir matis as electoral candidates in our quest for a better Malaysia.

Why is this so? Because we believe that the death of a hampir-mati YB (astaghfirullah) is the best thing that can ever happen to any constituency. It is the jackpot of all politics – and Parti Hampir Mati is here to ensure that more and more of our deserving populace enjoy this nikmat.

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Tan Sri Datuk Wira Abdul Rahman Arshad Debate Cup 2010

Come I tell you all a joke!

So rumours are that Wira will be cancelled this year.

Because our kementerian is out of moolah.

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But that’s not the joke.

The joke is that Piala Perdana Menteri isn’t cancelled.

The punch line is that we can give millions to Rosmah to burn for her ridiculous programs [RM 20 million for 100-300 students], but we cancel Wira, along with 11 out of 24 MSSM sports (archery, bowling, chess, cricket, cross country, handball, rugby, sailing, softball, squash, and table tennis) to “save” RM 4.5 million from a 6-mil original budget, we send boarding school kids back to their homes because we can’t provide food for them on weekends, and we switch off the fucking lights in our students’ study rooms because we need to fucking save on electricity.

So funny right!

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