Archive - June 2003  

30/6/2003 Election Commission - don't shirk primary responsibility on voter registration
30/6/2003 "Police the police" in every district to ensure professional and effective war on crime
29/6/2003 TI's Integrity Award for three Tuns a painful event with no Minister in past 22 years
28/6/2003 Commission on Public Security/Citizen Safety - Canny Ong must not die in vain
28/6/2003 Ong Ka Ting provides proof of worst political marginalization of MCA/MCA President
27/6/2003 Parliament - antiquated and out-of-sync with Malaysians
27/6/2003 Crisis of confidence in citizen security - IGP should act
27/6/2003 Cabinet importance of MCA President on par with UMNO Supreme Council member
26/6/2003 Syed Hamid should make special trip to Burma to demand ASSK's release
26/6/2003 Ka Ting's heresy that Housing/Local Government respectable post for MCA president
26/6/2003 Mahathir proven right - NST Bill "copy and paste" job from 50-year colonial law
25/6/2003 Penang Convent (Light Street) Girls' School doa selamat issue - a lesson on "929 Declaration"
25/6/2003 National Service trainees - "guinea pigs" for the Thoughts of Mahathir?
25/6/2003 Teach maths/science in English - make public full reports on Std. One pupils' performance
24/6/2003 National Service - Even school-children can rebut Education Minister on difference between Malaysia and Singapore
24/6/2003 Most light-weight Cabinet post for MCA President in BN/Alliance in 46 years since Merdeka
24/6/2003 Parliament - why silence on the crisis of confidence on public safety highlighted by Canny Ong case?
23/6/2003 Has Mahathir fashioned final strait-jacket for Abdullah as fifth PM?
21/6/2003 National Service - referendum by 7 million people affected between 16 - 35 years
21/6/2003 Parliament cannot give blank cheque to dragoon 7 million people for RM 35 billion "national service" programme
20/6/2003 NS Training Bill "half-baked" - Mahathir admits nature of National Service not finalised
19/6/2003 Parliament - set the pace in ASEAN for "constructive intervention" in Burma
19/6/2003 Runkunegara - largely forgotten or observed more in the breach in past 33 years
18/6/2003 National Service Training Bill - major failure of 22-yr Mahathir premiership - should go back to drawing board
17/6/2003 Parliament spends RM42 million to be posh 5-star "1st world Infrastructure, 3rd World Mentality"
17/6/2003 National Service - criminalising youths foments national disunity rather than foster national unity
16/6/2003 MPAJ fallout - Khir should not try to save his own skin
16/6/2003 National Service - end plethora of confused and muddled thinking
15/6/2003 "National Service" a misnomer - rename Bill and refer it to Parliamentary Select Committee
15/6/2003 Parliament should adjourn as it will be completely overshadowed by UMNO General Assembly
14/6/2003 ASEAN Ministerial Meeting - place ASSK, Anwar Ibrahim and Acheh on agenda
14/6/2003 PAS Islamic State blueprint highlights three critical choices before Malaysians
13/6/2003 Strong ASEAN stand on Burma to reflect human rights stand and not because of US pressure
12/6/2003 Parliament should censure Chua Jui Meng - dengue deadlier than SARS in Malaysia
12/6/2003 Money alone cannot create a world-class university in Malaysia
12/6/2003 18 days to register as voters to be able to vote in general election if held by end-November
11/6/2003 Parliament - initiate national debate on judicial accountability/transparency and don't wait for another judicial crisis
11/6/2003 Ominous larger implications of Abdul Kudus MPAJ affair
10/6/2003 Razali's Burma visit an unmitigated failure although world relieved he met ASSK
10/6/2003 Ethics Law to prevent post-employment conflict-of-interest by public office-holders
9/6/2003 Dengue epidemic - Revoke cabinet ban on info as most effective way to prevent recurrence
8/6/2003 Cabinet directive - stop house-to-house police raid of pirated/porn VCDs
8/6/2003 Razali denied access to ASSK - cut short Burma trip as strong UN protest
7/6/2003 A section of Peeping Toms and moral snoopers in all municipalities in future?
7/6/2003 May 30 Mandalay ambush/violence - more than 100 dead and not just four?
6/6/2003 ASSK's injuries - so serious she could not be visited like AI's "black eye" episode?
6/6/2003 Ipoh "morally unclean" until new Mayor's ban on public "hand-holding"?
5/6/2003 Dzaiddin's new job - grave conflict-of-interest issues
5/6/2003 Burma "Constructive engagement policy" in tatters - Last salvage attempt by Mahathir
4/6/2003 Dismantle "quota mentality" - start with the political quotas in Cabinet first
4/6/2003 ASSK's detention puts ASEAN human rights in dock of international opinion
4/6/2003 Homes search for porn VCDs - start with ministers, asst ministers, parsecs and MPs
3/6/2003 ASSK's detention - summon Myanmar Ambassador to convey demand for immediate release
3/6/2003 Servant-master relationship between Parliament and Executive not healthy for Malaysia
2/6/2003 Aung San Suu Kyi's detention - Suspend Myanmar from ASEAN Ministerial Meeting June 16-17
2/6/2003 ISA release - Mahathir saved from eye of international storm at G8 Summit
2/6/2003 National Service Training Bill - postpone it, scrap 2004 launch and allow six-month public discussion
1/6/2003 ISA detentions - Malaysia will become pariah in the world on human rights