Monthly Archives: September 2020

Cultured Hajiji versus colourful Bung

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT I do not know Hajiji Mohd Noor or Bung Moktar Radin personally. Even though I don’t, I think I (and most of us, too) know that Hajiji and Bung have one thing in common – to … Continue reading

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Sabah polls over, let’s move on

By about 9pm on Saturday night, most of us could sense it was all over for Warisan Plus. At that time, Sabah’s ruling coalition garnered only 19 seats while the PN/BN/PBS grouping had surged ahead with 33 seats. At exactly … Continue reading

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Why Warisan lost tonight

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH shares in his MoCS chat group: $$$ Money – That’s the main reason why Warisan lost tonight. If you don’t have deep pockets yourself or are the stingy, miserly type, don’t contest in the election. The other … Continue reading

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Don’t insult Anwar, even if we do not support him

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT The heat is on again. With Anwar Ibrahim’s latest bombshell, we can expect temperatures to soar in the political arena in the days ahead. Let me start on a lighter note. A friend sent me this … Continue reading

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Why insult ‘incoming PM’ Anwar Ibrahim?

Anwar Ibrahim did not have the support of GPS in his quest to be the next prime minister. Neither did he claim he had. This was made clear by GPS leaders, including Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg and the coalition’s … Continue reading

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Malaysian version of ‘Art of War’

Book title: Hijack in Malaysia: The Fall of Pakatan HarapanISBN: 9789671494615Author: Francis Paul SiahPublication year: 2020Publisher: TRAC-WHEELS (M) SDN BHDPrice: RM40 By NUR ASHIKIN LOUIS HOW in the world can an iconic nonagenarian pull off a love-hate relationship with his … Continue reading

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Don’t get overly excited about elections

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH With election fever in the air, I guess many of us have been asked these familiar questions. This is how I would normally respond to the posers. Sorry, I couldn’t help being cynical. Question: Who will win … Continue reading

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Anwar and Guan Eng, snap out of it

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT Here they go again. It seems that Pakatan Harapan leaders cannot talk to one another anymore, but have to send messages to each other via the media. I am referring to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng’s … Continue reading

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Sorry Bung, I doubt Umno will ever change

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT At the launch of his coalition’s Aku Janji campaign manifesto on Sept 16, Sabah Umno leader Bung Moktar Radin appealed to Sabah voters, “Give us a chance, we have changed”. First, credit to Bung. As the … Continue reading

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The multiracial women’s athletic heroines who won gold for Malaysia

(From left) Zaiton Othman, Mumtaz Jaafar, Saik Oik Cum and V Angamah were the nation’s pride in athletics in the 70s and 80s. By FAYE KWAN PETALING JAYA: In times of suspicion and disharmony, it is always heart-warming to recall … Continue reading

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