Archive for May, 2010

What happened after the political tsunami in Malaysia

A video documentary, produced by Big Pictures and under the able direction of Anna Har, traces the political development in post-March 8 Malaysia, particularly in the states under the rule of the Pakatan Rakyat. The docu also highlights problems associated with thorny State-Federal relations in these states in the Federation.

Incidentally, some 243 VCD copies of this ‘Selepas Tsunami’ documentary were seized by police in Sibu at the height of the recent Sarawak by-election campaign as they claimed that these VCDs were of ‘seditious’ nature. The police, however, declared the next day that the VCDs were not seditious.

Those interested can view the docu here.

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Seeking Kartika

BUM do in Subang Jaya

Bloggers Universe Malaysia or ‘BUM 2010’ – will be held this coming Saturday, May 22 at the Lake View Club, Subang Jaya.

Organised by the Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI) in association with All-Blogs (the national alliance of bloggers) and a group of socio-political bloggers, BUM2010 will feature Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim in a keynote address, and also the Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin in a special presentation on Internet-related issues.

Themed ‘Bloggers moving Malaysia forward’, the event will also showcase a number of speakers from the political, journalistic and blogging fraternity.

See here for details.

The hardest word in contemporary Malaysia

It seems that ‘Sorry’ is the hardest word in Malaysia of late for reasons best known to those who have been hard put to say that very word.

For instance, Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali doesn’t think that MCA or its president deserves an apology over what he had said recently pertaining to the postponed May 13 gathering.

Malaysiakini reports:

In response to the demand by an MCA central committee member for an apology, a combative Ibrahim Ali said saying sorry to the MCA or its president would be the last thing for him to do while alive over the matter.

NONE“I don’t need to apologise to anybody. Even if the guy puts a gun to my head, I would not do so,” the head of Malay rights group Perkasa told Malaysiakini when contacted today.

In a statement, MCA’s Koh Nai Kwong had called for the Pasir Mas member of Parliament (left) to apologise over his attacks against MCA and its president Dr Chua Soi Lek for his backing of the cancelled Malay 13 gathering that was to have taken place on Thursday this week.

For full story, see here.