Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Opposition Told Not To Sweep Problems Under Carpet, Malaysiakini, 230210

"An academician today called on Pakatan Rakyat to address contentious issues raised by disgruntled current and former representatives, rather than keep sweeping them under the carpet"
"Pakatan shall not pretend that all were well in the coalition"
"Pakatan can't allow these clashes of personalities and distrust among component representatives to prolong"
"Pakatan leaders must accept reality that being ruling parties in certain states, they are not immune from criticisms"
"Lim and DAP were strong among the Chinese community partly due to current political fragility of MCA and Gerakan"
"It was vital for Pakatan to address and tackle all issues raised by its representatives at national and state levels before it was too late"
Full Report, Malaysiakini, 23 February 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mediation Can Settle Makkal Sakti Dispute, Say Analysts; Bernama, 160210

"A mediation system or negotiation process, headed by a third party as mediator to assist people who are involved in disputes, especially in political leadership crisis, could help expedite and provide amicable solution to solving the problem"
"Though mediation is not obligatory for disputing parties, it would provide a platform for them to settle their differences without going through the long court processes"
"In a trial, there will be a winner and a loser, but through mediation, it is a win-win situation. So, there has to be a compromise to reach an agreement"
"Barisan Nasional and Umno secretary-general, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor should play the role of mediator to solve Makkal Sakti's leadership crisis"
Full report, Bernama, 16 February 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What's Next For Perak?, Bernama, 090210

"If they respect the decision, they will become less confrontational. The people will likely give them some sympathy while at the same time, they may also be able to win some support by projecting themselves as the victims"
"If Pakatan continues to be confrontational in the state assembly even after Tuesday's decision, it can backfire on them"
"I predict therefore that Pakatan will change their strategy and will adopt a more persuasive tone. I also foresee that both sides will eventually take this approach. The only difference is the kind of voters they are pursuing," he said.
"BN would more "persuasive" in tackling the support among urban Chinese while Pakatan would be working more on their declining Malay support".
Full report, Bernama, 9 February 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Oil Royalty: Reality Or Political Manipulation, Bernama, 090210

"The real issue is the welfare of Kelantan people. Give them their dues if they have a right to it and vice versa"
Full report, Bernama, 9 February 2010

Will Perak Political Saga Drag On After Court Verdict?, Bernama, 080210

"If Zambry is declared as the rightful MB, somehow PR would continue to be dissatified. It would question the judiciary's independence while at the same time harp on BN as being a temporary government"
"If Nizar was declared as the legitimate MB, the PAS politician may seek a fersh mandate but this would depend whether the state assembly could be dissolved or not"
Full report, Bernama, 8 February 2010

Abdul Hadi, Nik Aziz Perlu Senada Ajak UMNO Bincang, Sinar Harian, 080210

"Nik Aziz dan Hadi perlu tampil mengeluarkan kenyataan bersama yang menunjukkan kedua pihak sebenarnya mendapat sokongan padu ahli parti bagu mengadakan perbincangan bersama UMNO"
"Kedua pihak boleh menghantar wakil bagi membincang isu-isu berkaitan sebelum diteruskan di peringkat pusat"
"Pertemuan kali ini kena melangkaui ideologi politik"
Berita penuh, Sinar Harian, 8 Februari 2010

Zambry Atau Nizar Menteri Besar Perak?, Utusan Malaysia, 080210

"Kemenangan Zambry sudah pasti akan menyebabkan para penyokong mohammad Nizar sukar mengakui hakikat tersebut"
"Bagi jangka panjang, kita tidak tahu apakah akan wujud tentangan secara berterusan"
"Jika Nizar menang, apakah Sultan Perak akan memperkenankan pembubaran DUN?"
Laporan penuh, Utusan Malaysia, 8 Februari 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Poll-winning Pakatan-Hindraf Combo, Malaysiakini, 060210

"The best way for the Pakatan Rakyat to win back its lost Indian electoral ground is to team up with the Human Rights Party (HRP) with its socio-political arm Hindu Rights Action Front or Hindraf"
"Given that virtually all Indian-based parties and organisations were linked to Barisan Nasional, it was politically crucial for Pakatan to include an Indian face to its fold"
"Pakatan now had a Muslim face in PAS, Chinese face in DAP and a Malay-led multi racial face in PKR"
"Teaming up with HRP - Hindraf would secure Pakatan the majority Indian votes required"
"Despite attempts by certain former Hindraf activists to destabilise the movement the HRP - Hindraf leaders have fought consistently for the Indian community"
Full Report, Malaysiakini, 6 February 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kenyataan Rasis Usaha Sabotaj Gagalkan 1Malaysia Najib?, Malaysian Insider, 040210

Temubual dengan Malaysian Insider:-
"Walaupun Najib bersungguh-sungguh untuk mengembalikan kepercayaan khususnya orang India tetapi kenyataan seperti ini boleh menyinggung sebab seolah-olah ada satu bentuk unsur dalaman"
"Beliau perlu membina semula pasukan beliau, bersesuaian dengan misi dan gagasan beliau"
"Perdana Menteri perlu mengenalpasti punca kenapa ia boleh berlaku dan menangani dengan segera"
Laporan penuh, Malaysian Insider, 4 Februari 2010

Pakatan On trial Along With Leader, The Star, 040210

I said:-
"The case is potentially a make-or-break event for Anwar"
"A lot is at stake-his ambition, career, the future of the PKR and Pakatan Rakyat"
Full report, The Star, 4 February 2010

Nasir's Outburst A Sign Of Discontent In UMNO, Malaysiakini, 040210

"Najib had to sacrifice Nasir for the sake of MIC and MCA"
"The number two is always expected to challenge and contest the number one. But he also plays a very important role in supporting the number one".
Full report, Malaysiakini, 4 February 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Saranan Naijb Wajar Disahut Rakyat: Ahli Akademik, Sinar Harian, 030210

"Rakyat perlu bersatu padu untuk membendung cubaan liar yang menggugat keharmonian negara"
"Insiden yang berlaku sepatutnya mematangkan masyarakat untuk menghormati, memahami dan menerima kedudukan demografi negara ini yang terdiri dari pelbagai etnik"
"Dialog secara tertutup perlu dilaksanakan secara berterusan dan bukan bermusim; bagi permulaan antara pemimpin agama dan politik"
"Perlembagaan sebagai asas untuk mempertahankan kedudukan keseluruhan masyarakat"
"Semua pihak harus memainkan perenana termasuklah keluarga, media, pemimpin politik, sekolah, rakan dan agensi kerajaan"
Laporan penuh, Sinar Harian, 3 Februari 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Anwar Kembali Ke Mahkamah, Berita Harian(Singapura), 020210

"PR boleh terjejas jika Datuk Seri Anwar didapati bersalah"
"Saya tidak nampak ada seorang pun yang layak mengambil tempat Datuk Seri Anwar untuk memimpin Pakatan"
Laporan Penuh, Berita Harian(SIngapura), 2 Februari 2010

Roboh Gerai: Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Perlu Beri Penjelasan, Mingguan Malaysia, 310110

"Kekayaan ekonomi seharusnya dikongsi dan diagih secara sama rata antara semua kaum"
"Hak peniaga kecil atau besar wajib dipertahan tanpa mengira bangsa"
Berita penuh, Mingguan Malaysia, 31 Januari 2010

Opposition Pact Losing It-Analyst, Bernama, 30 January 2010

"Opposition leaders are increasingly becoming personal in airing their views and at time, even turning against their allies if they were not satisfied with certain issues"
"It does not have a stable policy to unite the leaders and because of that, we can see fragility in their relations"
Full article, Bernama, 30 January 2010

Perak Crisis Unlikely To be Resolved At Apex Court, Malaysiakini, 280110

"If the court favours Zambry, there would be continuous dissatisfaction and the opposition will continue to question the independence of the judiciary"
"If Nizar wins, people will scrutinise his next move to dissolve the assembly as promised and if the Sultan would allow for the dissolition"
Full report, Malaysiakini, 28 January 2010

Anwar At Crossroads Over Zul Noordin, Bernama, 270110

"Anwar looks like he is in a dilemma now, he has to make sacrifices between personal friendship and the interest of the party"
"You can agree and disagree but to what extent you want to sacrice the party interests? Some of Zulkifli's opinions did not carry weight and did not get the support of the PR. If DAP and PAS do not accept Zulkifli's opinion, then there will be some kind of crisis of confidence"
"It is also a choice between personal friends or party interests. Anwar is really at the crossroads now"
Full report, Bernama, 27 January 20101

Malaysia's Anwar Gears Up For Make-or-Break Sodomy Trial, Inter Press Service News Agency, 270110

"The trial can adversely impact his political career and that of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition that he leads and even the reformation struggle he has led for so long"
"It all depends on what happens at the trial and how case is handled, as the 1999 sodomy trial was a public relations disaster, with many people rejecting the guilty verdict that the court handed down.
Full report, Inter Press Service News Agency, 27 January 2010

Makkal Sakti Retak Rugikan Kaum India, Berita Harian, 260110

Dalam temubual bersama wartawan Berita Harian, saya menyatakan bahawa jika krisis kepimpinan berpanjangan, ramai yang akan meninggalkan parti berkenaan.
Artikel penuh, Berita Harian, 26 Januari 2010

End Game For MMSP?, Malaysiakini, 220110

.... if they continue to sack, what will happen to the party?
In the absence of any infighting, MMSP could ride on the Hindraf wave to spread its influence among the Indian community.
Full article, Malaysiakini, 22 January 2010

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