PM SHOULD TAKE OVER THE HOME MINISTRY TOO

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 12 Jan 2020

While our nonagenarian Prime Minister has proactively taken over the Education portfolio – albeit temporarily – simply because he sees that the minister concerned had to be removed and important reforms need to be implemented, may we suggest he does the same with the Home Ministry? For while education concerns the application of so called “soft skills” that take time to come to fruition, the failings of the Home Ministry concern questions of life and death of human beings and the fundamental liberties of Malaysians. Therefore, we propose that our talented PM also considers taking over the Home Ministry temporarily in order to clear these rather pressing issues that confound the Malaysian public. After all, he was also Home Minister during Operation Lalang in 1987.

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MALAYSIA CAN’T HOST APEC WITHOUT MAHATHIR AT THE HELM?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 2 Jan 2020

There are certain economic indicators for judging if we have attained the high-income society we aimed for in Vision 2020. Unfortunately, we have failed to make the mark despite the warnings by those who could see the impediments in the way decades ago. And we cannot simply move the goal posts like we can with other domestic policies!

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I DIDN’T KNOW WE HAD AN ORANG ASLI PRIME MINISTER!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong SUARAM Adviser 26 October 2019

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been quoted as saying: “It hurts me to think in their own country, the indigenous people are not supposed to have their own gatherings without being accused of being racist,” he said. He further said that the “indigenous people in Malaysia”, referring to the Malays, had “shown tolerance” when people of different ethnic groups held such gatherings, and they had been accepted as normal. He was of course referring to the recent Malay Dignity Conference at which he delivered a keynote address.

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MAKE THE FIRST MOVE KAK WAN!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 30 Aug 2019

It is clear that Mahathir is playing political games over the exact moment when Anwar is to take over as Prime Minister. He now says there is no vacancy in the Cabinet for a Cabinet reshuffle to accommodate the hapless Anwar who has been waiting more than twenty years to be Prime Minister.

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DECONSTRUCTING MAHATHIR’S RACIST RAGE AGAINST DONG ZONG

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 15 Aug 2019

The Prime Minister has called Dong Zong (the National Chinese School Committees’ Association) racist because of its opposition to the inclusion of khat in the primary school Bahasa Malaysia curriculum. According to Mahathir, “if the education organisation continued to instigate and incite people to fight against each other, it would be going against the law…If you look at the background of Dong Zong, it has never fought for Malaysians. It has only fought for one race in this country.”

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