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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DR M CREATED THE SO-CALLED DEEP STATE, STUPID!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 31 July2019

You have to laugh at the way one Pakatan Harapan leader after another is now trying to justify their broken election promises by pointing to this new-found mysterious “deep state”. First it was Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah who said that the “deep state” in Malaysia is out to undermine the Pakatan Harapan government. This was after the Prime Minister had said there was an attempt to get the rulers to sign an order against the government’s decision to ratify the Rome Statute. Now, Saifuddin adds that the deep state is at work to sabotage the Harapan government’s plans to sign four other human rights treaties.

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