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    He said he had urged previous prime ministers – Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi – to step down as well but had not advocated violence. "In a democracy, the overthrow of a prime minister or a government is a common thing. Recently the PM of Australia was overthrown by his own party. Overthrowing a democratically elected prime minister through street demonstration is also normal. "So what is wrong with my attending a demonstration to demand that Najib be overthrown as PM. Even supporting a vote of no confidence in his leadership is not wrong except in a dictatorship." – November
    13, 2015. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/m....8qBu7Sdo.dpuf

    On the whole, I think an election by the whole population is a better idea that a heave by 50000 'activists' on the street.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    13, 2015. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/m....8qBu7Sdo.dpuf

    On the whole, I think an election by the whole population is a better idea that a heave by 50000 'activists' on the street.


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    Malaysia is a multi-racial democracy where the Malays run the government, the Chinese are allowed to run most of the businesses once they don't intrude too much on politics, and the Indians do the menial jobs and are politically and economically under-privileged.

    An election in itself doesn't achieve much in the absence of other reforms because electorally it gerry-mandered in a similar manner to the way Northern Ireland was by the Unionists pre-Troubles, but progressive media in the West rarely report on this because Malays are Muslim and Muslims are now officially the world's Most Oppressed People Ever.

    Dr M has probably joined the current protests for his own reasons. He is a wily old fox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist View Post
    Malaysia is a multi-racial democracy where the Malays run the government, the Chinese are allowed to run most of the businesses once they don't intrude too much on politics, and the Indians do the menial jobs and are politically and economically under-privileged.

    An election in itself doesn't achieve much in the absence of other reforms because electorally it gerry-mandered in a similar manner to the way Northern Ireland was by the Unionists pre-Troubles, but progressive media in the West rarely report on this because Malays are Muslim and Muslims are now officially the world's Most Oppressed People Ever.

    A British set up no doubt ?
    Dr M has probably joined the current protests for his own reasons. He is a wily old fox.
    Also in common with Malaya, we had the attentions of this man.

    I see people sitting in the street calling for an election - fair enough. Or fighting against a military dictatorship - fair enough.

    I see them sitting in the street calling to oust an elected person - *thinks* must run through Colour Revolution checks.
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    Whole world knows ‘something’s rotten’ in Najib’s Malaysia
    FMT Reporters
    | February 3, 2016

    With 1MDB and a RM2.6 billion "gift" still making headlines, columnist William Pesek says claims that all's well in Malaysia is fooling no one.
    “Ostensibly, 1MDB was set up to spur economic growth. Instead, it’s emblematic of why Malaysia is becoming a smaller blip on investors’ radar screens,” Pesek said, pointing that Malaysia’s ranking in Transparency International’s 2015 corruption perception index was down four positions from last year.

    “The perception that corruption has worsened on Najib’s watch (a Swiss one, perhaps?) can be found in everything from stock and currency gyrations to foreign-direct-investment trends to divergent political dynamics in Asia,” he said.

    He noted that Malaysia had become worse off than Indonesia and the Philippines and added, “Burying such a global scandal is no longer possible in a globalised world in which Malaysia competes for investment.

    “The growing number of foreign probes – and escalating ones at that – risk denting Malaysia’s standing. They’re also as clear an explanation as any for why Malaysia is being left behind as Indonesia, the Philippines and other neighbours zoom ahead.”

    Repeating the joke on most people’s lips that CBS’s next crime-scene investigation series should be “CSI: Malaysia”, Pesek said that the controversy surrounding the missing MH370, that till this day is a mystery, and 1MDB stem from the same problem i.e. “a political elite that cares about staying in power, not the people”.

    He said the AG’s decision to “whitewash” the crisis and Najib’s ensuing declaration that the matter “has been comprehensively put to rest” has done the country no favours.

    While praising Malaysia as an “amazing and unique place” with breathtaking physical beauty, a multiethnic population and a thriving culinary scene, he said, “Sadly, it’s run by a government that claims all’s well when the rest of the world knows something’s rotten in Najib’s Malaysia.”
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/cat...jibs-malaysia/
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    A missing pastor and the disappearances chilling Malaysia
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