#8/10

Still in “election mood”? Here’s issue #8/10, documenting students’ afterthoughts on Malaysia’s 13th General Election! All articles are available online. Comments most welcomed! 

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Editor’s Note - Erection?

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Soon after Malaysia’s 13th General Election, we witness the cockiness of the elected. As if erected, they began to talk cock and syok sendiri. Chua Soi Lek remains cocky while putting MCA at odds with the 1Malaysia political vision of Barisan Nasional; Prime Minister Najib Razak’s new cabinet looks promising – hopefully not another cosmetic damage control all too familiar if one could recall Zaid Ibrahim’s appointment during Pak Lah’s reign; and Anwar Ibrahim’s heartbroken nationwide tour, while boosting the egos of his supporters, the rural voters remain reluctant and helpless.  

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Hot Democracy: The Rise of Moral Absolutism & The (Temporary) Death of Politics

by TAN ZI HAO

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Even before the nomination day, there was an aggression building, precipitating, if not already trembling, all too ready to erupt: “Ini Kalilah!” (“This is the time!”); or, on the other side of the political spectrum, we sensed another aggression, attempting to pacify the former,

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From Where I’m Standing

by KATHLEEN KANG

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In light of the recent election, I feel that as a fellow Malaysian, I ought to state my views and opinions. Unlike some of you, I am relatively new to politics and I may not know much but what you will be reading is based on my observation and is merely my take on things.

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My Two Cents: Do You Know What Were You Voting For?

by XIAO MING WEE

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The article written by KJ John in Malaysiakini [1] intrigues me, not because of his opinion on whether to vote based on a candidate or a party (it was a well written article I must say), but the fact that it intrigues my presumptuous mind.

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Lamp Posts, Flags, and Megaphones

by F.Z.

Flags, banners, and posters decorate Malaysia’s roads and every lamp posts available; radio and tv stations play campaign songs and adverts all day long; heck, even my usual morning Tom & Jerry entertainment on the train ride to university has been replaced by 1Malaysia songs.

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