Najib to Stand Down in 2015?

A STOP GAP THAT LEAKS The end of the road for Najib Razak as prime minister of Malaysia appears nigh. We understand from sources close to government and within UMNO that there have been intense (and confrontational) albeit secret discussions between groups jostling for the position of prime minister and by default leadership of the … Continue reading

Syariah in a Secular Constitution

SYARIA THE CONSTITUTION AND THE PROMINENCE OF NOUGHT The debate currently raging on Islam and the constitution in Malaysia raises some very pertinent and perplexing questions not only about the character of the federal constitution, its role in government and politics, but it also reflects how little of the constitution is understood by those who … Continue reading

Floods and the Sultan’s Anger

A RIGHT ROYAL RAGE The Sultan of Pahang, HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah may have opened up a Pandora’s box with his recent outburst directed at those who he believes responsible for the damage to the crown jewel of his state the Cameron Highlands. The Camerons and surrounding areas of his kingdom suffered great physical and … Continue reading

CECIL ABRAHAM- A LYNCHING BY THE MALAYSIAN BAR

A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO A STATUTORY DECLARATION DRAWN BY CECIL ABRAHAM In what may be a case of over playing their hand, the Malaysian Bar may have unwittingly created then walked into a trap of its own making by demanding, that a hearing into allegations of professional  misconduct against Cecil Abraham, a lawyer of their … Continue reading

AS THE DUST SETTLES OVER MH 17

  AN ABOUT FACE- SO WHO BROUGHT DOWN MH 17 REALLY? Reports coming out of the US this morning now show a change of heart as to who may have been responsible for bringing down MH 17. Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down … Continue reading

UKRAINE WITHOLDING THE FACTS ON MH 17

ALL CLUES POINT TO A FAILED ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION OF PUTIN Quite correctly an indignant Russian Deputy Minister of Defence made the following statement to RT Media (a Russian Media outlet) 3 days after the downing of flight MH 17. Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov criticized Western countries for jumping to conclusions just “24 hours after … Continue reading

MH 17 HOW DOES THE WEST KNOW SO MUCH SO SOON?

Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 (2001) Now Malaysian Airlines MH 17 (2014) Oleksandr Kuzmuk, pictured above, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense who resigned after the shooting down of Siberian Airlines Flight 1812. WAS PUTIN THE INTENDED TARGET OF THE MISSILE ATTACK Times of India one of many media organizations reports that there is speculation that Vladimir … Continue reading

SECRET MONEY

A PLAGUE ON OUR HOUSES In 2004, when Heinrich Kieber told a criminal psychologist that he, “no longer held the keys to the kingdom of Liechtenstein”. Kieber wasn’t telling the whole truth. Liechtenstein is one of the world’s leading centres of shadowy private banking services to the wealthy. The others are Switzerland, Monaco, Israel (secret if … Continue reading

NARENDRA MODI THE OTHER GUJARATI

  A NEW TRYST WITH DESTINY The Indian republic appears to be poised on the cusp of that dawn that has eluded and avoided it like a plague since that day independent India’s first prime minister at independence declared “ long years ago we made a tryst with destiny”. The parlous state of the elephant nation since … Continue reading

ANWAR THE END

ANWAR: A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS The Malaysian opposition in politics is doomed to repeat the failures of its leading light Lim Kit Siang, the longest serving opposition leader anywhere in the world.  Being in opposition is all Lim it appears has achieved in his political lifetime. And that’s Lim’s legacy. It is now likely to be passed on like that … Continue reading