PETALING JAYA: There are rumblings on the ground about PKR vice-president R. Sivarasa’s inability to speak Tamil – and this may be a liability for the leader in the party elections at the end of the year.
Bukit Beruntung/Bukit Sentosa Indian Community Association vice-president N. Nadaraja said the post should be held by a leader who could speak fluently in Tamil.
Source : TheStar
This news piece reminds me of how “mature” we are politically. So what if he cant speak tamil? Seriously! Yes maybe he might have difficulty communicating with certain quarters BUT there are many others who can fill that void. For me if one wants to be in a position to lead, he must have the drive, the passion and the know how.
Seriously, we cant be choosing who leads and who doesn’t based on the language they speak or even political alliance( that’s a bit of a long shot since we live in a country where those in power hold on to it with dear life).
This is stupid, absolutely stupid!
On a separate note, it wont be a bad idea learning some tamil ha Mr.Sivarasa, just to get even with these shallow pricks.
I agree that the future of the country has to shift to the young politicians who will determine the long term future of our country. There are a few real promising young politicians, hopefully there are more waiting in the wings to break into the scene.
Change is the buzz word for the year. While Malaysia is gearing up for 3 by-elections, the candidate that caught the attention for me is PKR’s nomination of ordinary party member S Manikumar. He is a local boy from the town and is a tourism management degree and an MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Continue reading »
When March 8th happened i was delighted and thought that this is going to be a new dawn for Malaysian and Malaysian politics. I had a lingering doubt..How would PAS fit into this equation with its ideology which favors the Muslims more than the others. How would PAS react towards a more race balanced PKR & DAP’s actions in the future.
After the election when the ball got rolling, PAS surprised many with its more open approach and allowing more space for discussions of the other races and being a good component member of the Pakatan Rakyat. But i guess you cant always expect them to give in to decisions that are not in tune with the tune they are soo used to singing.
Amongst the states that Pakatan have won over in the last election, Penang and Selangor are the big boys that i consider the more important ones that has a high impact to the urban folks(the area which most of us reading the online media fall in).
Lim Guan Eng and Tan Sri Khalid have got the reputation of doing what ever it takes to ensure the states are run responsibility and the right things are done to ensure the states spend wisely and ultimately benefit the states. Now lets turn out attention to Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid who is known as the “corporate man” from his previous background of being a corporate ace was tipped to turn around Selangor by cleaning up the mess and putting the right people in place to manage it to yield the results he wants.
In his latest move, Tan Sri Khalid appointed Low Siew Moi as acting head of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS). The PKNS corporate and accounts deputy general manager, would be appointed acting general manager for a year following the retirement of Datuk Harun Salim at the end of October.
Now this is where the drama begins… Selangor Pas commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamad Ali, who is also a state executive councillor will help find a more suitable candidate. WHY DID KHALID APPOINT LOW?
Low was appointed because of her professionalism and administrative ability.
Correct me I’, wrong but isn’t that how someone gets the top job in the first place?? Continue reading »
Hindraf has been back in the front line lately with the whole PM’s open house “biadap” episode with police now in the equation to add to their misery. Before i get into how a the same script had 2 different outcome ,let me share a something which i found pretty amusing.
K Shanthi , the wife of Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy, Hindraf information chief S Jayathas and Selangor coordinator K Tamilselvam were interrogated today for illegal assembly under Section 27 (5) of the Police Act, as well as trespass under Section 447 of the Penal Code.
What illegal assembly and what trespass? It was a open house for heavens sake!
Anyway…back to the script
Scenario 1 Continue reading »