All it would have take is RM634m a year to eliminate poverty in the country by a direct handout to poor households, says our correspondent.
The government’s vindictive policy in denying Opposition MPs development allocations is one thing. But to deny Malaysian voters their share of legitimate development simply because they elected Opposition MPs is totally unacceptable, asserts P Ramakrishnan.
Tan Sri, you are setting a fine example by riding pillion on a motor-bike without wearing a crash helmet, in total violation of the law, writes Tota in our Thinking Allowed column.
Fan Yew Teng takes issue with Muhyiddin’s recent outburst; what a stark contrast to Umno founder Onn Jaafar, who was more inclusive and open, he observes.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s comments when taking the Bar Council to task for their clarification with regard to Rohaizat Othman’s disbarment are totally unfair and uncalled for. The DPM is obviously ignorant of the circumstances leading to Rohaizat’s disbarment and does not understand the process involved in any action taken by the Disciplinary Board.
Barely a week after assuming the top posts in Umno, Najib Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will face a referendum of sorts – a triple by-election showdown.
Yi Ge Qiu surveys the Batang Ai state seat ahead of polling day. A defeat for the BN could spell long term trouble for the Taib Mahmud-led ruling coalition in the state. Win or lose, PKR will have to do some soul-searching over the choice of its candidate.
Over in the peninsula, Anil Netto takes a look at the Bakit Selambau state seat in Kedah and the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in Perak.