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Walkout

In politics, "abstention" is yet another way of voting in the assembly, indicating that the rep is unwilling to cast either a "yea" or "nay" vote or being neutral. Abuse of the abstention vote is widely perceived as a pretext to evade responsibility.


Selangor MCA protests against DAP

Selangor MCA protests against DAP in front of the latter's headquarters in PJ, calling it the "unprincipled evil accomplice" of PAS.


Cause for concern

At the onslaught of Hadi's private bill, lawmakers on both sides of the political divide must see past the confines of religion and race to make the best decision for all.


Ubah, or no ubah?

A political observer has told me not to underestimate Tun M. The moment Najib announces to dissolve the Parliament, some of the Umno divisions might just take down the party signs overnight and replace them with those of Bersatu.


Hadi's monster truck

Umno and Islamic leaders in the country must state firmly that the private bill does not conform to the country's conditions and is in no way representative of the Islamic faith. What we want is a super sleek high speed train, not Hadi's antiquated truck.


Be firm against hudud

It has become a norm for political parties to play up issues to achieve their ends, but when it comes to the crucial question of principles that form the basis of our nationhood, all parties must stand united to defend our secular system.


Life in Brunei under hudud

"Many people have been summoned. People will take a picture of you eating and then report you."


Private bill unrelated to hudud: Jamil Khir

"I can't say the bill is totally unrelated to non-Muslims, but it will not deny non-Muslims of their rights."


PAS' shrinking territory

Sure enough PAS will still have its loyal followers but it is inevitable that the party will eventually retreat to its Kelantan base, where it scrambles to keep the state administration intact.


Complete break-up

Losing a few seats is not the end of the game, as we can still recapture them one day. But allowing PAS to expand its political influences unchecked in the country will take us down the irreversible path of lslamization.


 

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