- Najib proposes solving world problems via moderation
- Malaysian Politician Makes Crap Up, Says GTAV Is Banned in the U.S.
- Call to review ties with Pakatan Rakyat “ridiculous”, says PAS deputy president
- ‘So much for Najib’s reforms’, The Economist says of Bumi agenda
- Read the letter again, Guan Eng
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 11:52 AM PDT
(Bernama) - "You don't marginalise anyone…do not allow the voices of extremism, racism and bigotry drown your voice"
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 11:26 AM PDT
(Kotaku) - In Malaysia, a member of Parliament named Reezal Merican Bin Naina Merican is asking his government to ban Grand Theft Auto V due to violence. His rationale is that the United States and the United Kingdom have already banned the game. They have? Oh really?
Um, no. They have not. Courtesy of tipster Mohamad, below you can see the Malaysian TV news clip in which he apparently mentions the GTA V ban. He starts his rambly speech with Devil May Cry 3, a game that was released a million years ago, calling it anti-Islam. Yeah.
Watch video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMhiZ6iwjr4
On YouTube, the politician is being criticized for being totally wrong. And a dummy.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 10:27 AM PDT
(TMI) - PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, also known as Mat Sabu (pic), has dismissed calls for a review of ties between the Islamist party and its two partners in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, describing such talk as "ridiculous".
"It is not a good thing to divorce ourselves from the parties in Pakatan Rakyat. We have worked hard to build our relationship and now we want to tear it down?" the fiery leader said in an interview with The Malaysian Insider.
Besides PAS, the other two parties in Pakatan Rakyat are the multi-ethnic PKR and secular Chinese-dominated DAP.
Recently, PAS Dewan Ulama chief Datuk Harun Taib called for a review of PAS's relationship with Pakatan Rakyat.
The Islamic party's dismal performance in the 13th general election has led to some members urging the party to review its position within Pakatan Rakyat, especially with PKR.
Harun had blamed the party's over-tolerant stance to the demands from non-Muslims for eroding its support among Muslims.
Mohamad pointed out PAS has worked hard for a long time to win the support of non-Muslims as it needs their votes to win in the general election.
In explaining the party's modus operandi pre-2008, he said the party had a headache at every election over allocation of seats.
"We rejected seats with more than 20% non-Malay voters because we knew we would not be able to win," he said.
However, in the run-up to the 2008 general election, in which the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition eventually lost its two-thirds majority, Mohamad said the mood had changed. The Chinese and Indian voters were no longer afraid to support PAS due to its collaboration with PKR and DAP.
"To me, this is a blessing. We were exhausted before this trying to get their support, and suddenly we have them," he said.
He added that despite the best efforts of MCA and Umno to get the Chinese and Indian voters to stay away from PAS, the attempts failed.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 09:30 AM PDT
Clara Chooi, MM
Datuk Seri Najib Razak sacrificed his political principles to launch the Bumiputera agenda and though the manoeuvre saved his job as Umno president, a leadership putsch may still be lying in wait for the prime minister, The Economist has said.
The international current affairs magazine pointed out that despite surviving the presidency polls without any contest, many among Umno's conservatives have placed bids on the party's second and lower echelons.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 09:17 AM PDT
(Bernama) - Registrar of Societies (ROS) director-general Abdul Rahman Othman has once again told DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to read and understand its statement on the party's central executive committee (CEC) re-election.
He said the ROS had never said that DAP could not hold a Special Congress but had instead just reminded the party to comply with its own constitution during the election.
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