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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 voters elected 1 PH MP; while only 47,000 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


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


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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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


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

Hambali is “Asia’s ‘Bin Laden'”

Source: BBC, Global

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