Friday Jottings By Shamsul Akmar

When acts gave intents a drubbing

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CAPABLE of causing a stampede, the rush to decry the speculated move to form a “backdoor government” came from all walks — friends ...

The cowardice of thugs

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IT WAS once narrated that on one fateful day in the run up to the May polls in 1969, a bridge in Gual Periok in the district of ...

The buzz, clamour and din that don’t rattle

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MAYBE not many would believe if someone was to say that the din caused by those who want Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down would ...

The reneging democrats


pic by RAZAK GHAZALI QUITE a number of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s supporters were upset last week when reading reports quoting PKR VP Rafizi Ramli as ...

A tale of the clandestine tapes and recordings

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IT SEEMS the MACC’s (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) revelations of voice tape recordings of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri ...

The emancipated path of uncertainties

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USHERING in 2020 can be somewhat bittersweet. It is supposed to usher in the developed nation status, but regressive and ...

A dimension of unimaginable mindlessness

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NOW that a new statutory declaration has been made public and picked up by some of the news portals, it can be surmised that ...

The days of living weirdly


Pic by TMR GRAPHIC THE manner the Tanjung Piai by-election is progressing, it is getting weirder and weirder by the day. How can it not be weird when ...

Tanjung Piai — the brink of many, for many and by many


pic by BERNAMA IF BY now Johor Umno chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad has not regretted mocking the age of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) ...

In need of the numbers combination to open the back door and front

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IF THE raging debates are to be believed, Malaysia is almost on the verge of heralding a new back door government. Then again, ...

Hallowed the charter be

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NOW that Umno and PAS had signed what is dubbed as the Piagam Muafakat Nasional, which some had translated as National Consensus Charter ...

The witless rhyme and reason

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IF THERE’S anything to the planned unification between Umno and PAS, set to be inked on a charter this Saturday, it will add to the ...