Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cah Keting: Sign Of PAS Leadership Crisis?, Bernama, 190110

Cah Keting is not a new issue. Perhaps the real issue is the leadership crisis in Kelantan PAS!Also, the Kelantan PAS' real challenge is keeping its grip on kelantan in the post-Nik Aziz era.
Full article, Bernama, 19 January 2010

Wooing Voters Through Middle Path Approach, Bernama 180110

My understanding from DAP's 'Middle Path' approach is to attract the growing number of 'fence sitters' who are very much influenced by issues.
At the same time, BN need to find a better way of wooing the fence sitters and of serving the interest of young voters and the middle class group as the majority of them do not belong to any political party.
Full article: Bernama,18 January 2010

Pemecatan Thanenthiran Dianggap Sah, Sinar Harian 180110

Dalam temubual dengan akhbar Sinar Harian, saya menyatakan bahawa:-

'Kemelut kepimpinan dalaman ini harus diatasi dengan segera jika mahu dilihat sebagai parti pilihan alternatif kepada masyarakat India'. Artikel penuh di Sinar Harian, 18 Januari 2010

In 'Allah' Issue, PAS May Have Found A Game-changer, Malaysian Insider 140110

In an interview with the Malaysian Insider, I said:-

'After March 8, people tend to link all the wrongdoings to UMNO'; 'PM Najib Razak has been doing the right things, there is a lack of collective effort'; 'PAS was seen as extreme party back then, but the emergence of younger leaders has helped in garnering the support that UMNO had previously'. Full article, Malaysian Insider, 14 January 2010

Fence Sitter As Kingmakers In The Next Polls; Malaysiakini 140110

My interview with Malaysiakini:-

'Fence sitters are going to play the key role in deciding the winner of next election'. Full article, Malaysiakini, 14 January 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Have Faith In Dialogues, Say Leaders; NST 100110

In an interview with New Sunday Times, I said:-

" ...the right thing to do now is for everyone to respect the right that is enshrined in our Constitution and make sure whatever action taken does not jeopardise all that we have achieved". Full report, NST, 10 January 2010.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Thrid Front Can Empower The People, Malaysiakini, 070110

My interview with Malaysiakini, 07 January 2010

A third political coalition would be an exciting prospect for the growth of democracy in the nation, said a local academician.
Hailing it as a “good, progressive idea”, academic Sivamurugan Pandian said a third force would ensure that the people have a viable choice among three political coalitions, unlike now. Full Report, Malaysiakini, 07 January 2010

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sub Judice In Jeopardy As Leaders Rush To Speak Out; NST 060110

My interview on 'Leaders and Freedom of Expression':-

"... Sivamurugan acknowledged that while public figures have the responsibility to lead by example, they also have the right to speak their minds. But he stressed that leaders must remember that getting into the thick of things may not be the best way to share their opinions". Full Report New Straits Times, 6 January 2010.

I agree with Bar Council president Ragunath Kesavan whose interview focused on 'People and Freedom of Expression' that "... there will be people for and against (an issue). As long as it is done in an open and democratic space, and responsibility is taken for statements made, I think it is very healthy", he said.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Too Many Political Parties Not Good, Says Don; The Star 040110

GEORGE TOWN: The mushrooming of smaller political parties in the past year does not augur well for the country as it can further divide communities, especially if they are championing the plight of minorities, a political scientist here said.

Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Social Science Deputy Dean Assoc Prof Dr Sivamurugan Pandian said these parties might look good on paper but in reality, they could further divide the communities. Full report; The Star 040110.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

UMNO Dan PAS Harus Duduk Semeja@Sinar Harian 030110

Dalam temubual bersama wartawan Sinar Harian, saya menyatakan bahawa PAS dan UMNO boleh duduk semeja dalam isu-isu tertentu yang juga memaparkan kematangan berpolitik kedua-dua parti tersebut. Laporan penuh hlm.N4.

Pindaan Demi Kebaikan Negara@Mingguan Malaysia 030110

Dalam ruangan wawancara oleh wartawan MM dengan Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd.Yusof (Pengerusi SPR), pandangan saya yang turut disiarkan adalah:-

'Pandangan saya perkara ini mungkin boleh dilakukan untuk tempoh percubaan dahulu ....';hlm.7 untuk pandangan penuh.

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