Random Links 259 ("Bubbling" Malaysia Edition)

Wan Azizah says opposition can oust BN by Sept 16

Looks like things are still moving along … everyone is anxiously and cautiously watching.

"Well, optimistically, I think we can keep to the deadline," said Parliamentary Opposition leader Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is Anwar’s wife and president of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat leading the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
"The expectations are very high from the people," she told the Reuters in an interview this evening.

Saying that any change of power would be smooth and peaceful, she added "We don’t want to have any upheaval or turmoil … We don’t want to have the feeling of uneasiness."

Streamyx woes keep ‘Malaysia Today’ down

So besides ordinary folk like me, even RPK was having trouble because of Streamyx.

"We’ve been trying to get the site back up since 10, 11am this morning. It is not down because of the hacking. It’s because of the weak connection.

"We get hacked all the time but we would normally be able to put the website back up quickly.’

‘I am sure there are people paid full time to hack my website," he then quipped.

Ensure Policies Provide Fair Economic Opportunity to all Malaysians

The Centre for Public Policy Studies keeps our focus on the issues again.

The Centre for Public Policy Studies does not share the view of Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s assertion that the government’s drive for restructuring the country’s economy will not be to the detriment of the non-Bumiputera communities. The government’s redistribution policies have always been predicated on the principle of an expanding pie, but in practice, the gains stemming from government intervention in the economy have gone overwhelmingly to a limited segment of the Bumiputera community.

Stop cyber-demonisation of Saiful, urges academic

More speaking up for fair play.

We Live In Interesting Times…

I would tend to say, "We live in crazy times…" 🙂 or maybe we should say "blockbuster times"?

For the past year, politics in Malaysia has been turned pretty much upside down. Hollywood scriptwriters probably couldn’t have penned a more incredible story. No fortnight goes by without something significantly exciting or controversial taking place. There’s probably so much twists that Malaysia’s founding fathers must be turning in their graves. Even those who stand neutral on Malaysian politics must be enjoying the new spectator sport.

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