Amidst all the post-election recriminations, finger-pointing and charges of electoral misconduct and fraud, let’s remember the single most important point: BN is not supported by the majority of Malaysians. Even at state level, BN had lost the popular vote, while the states it won were either with minority votes or very thin margins. Download the [...]
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Amidst all the post-election recriminations, finger-pointing and charges of electoral misconduct and fraud, let’s remember the single most important point: BN is not supported by the majority of Malaysians. It is a domineering minority which cannot claim to speak for us. Download the PDF version Sources:  Gross distortions in Malaysia’s voting system. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/229578  [...]
brought to you by Foong Li Mei REFSA Rojak is our weekly take on the goings-on in Malaysia. We trawl the newsflow, cut to the core and focus on the really pertinent. Full of flavour, lots of crunch, this is the concise snapshot to help Malaysians keep abreast of the issues of the day. Malaysians, [...]
Download the PDF version Sources:  Formula to Failure: Our plunging Maths and Science standards. Available at http://refsa.org/focus-papers/infographics/formula-to-failure-our-plunging-maths-and-science-standards/  ETP Investments Collapsed in 2012: An infographic. Available at http://refsa.org/focus-papers/infographics/etp-investments-collapsed-in-2012-an-infographic/  Putting the Malaysian diaspora into perspective. Available at http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~eroberts/cs181/projects/2010-11/BrainDrain/Malaysia.html  M’sia records worst-ever ranking on press freedom. Available at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/220237  TI Survey: 50% of [...]
Following the recent controversial ad blitz by Barisan Nasional in mainstream newspapers, REFSA has this to say: Download the PDF version ——————– Sources:  Home minister: Rising crime rate a matter of perception. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/200472  ‘For first time since Merdeka, crime-busting a priority’. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/206496  ‘PM’s statement admission of abuses under [...]
Source: Sections 4.1 and 4.3 of UMNO-Nomics: the Dark Side of the Budget. Written by Teh Chi-Chang, illustrated by Johnny Ong and published by REFSA in July 2012.
Notes: Lies, damned lies and crime statistics, 7 Feb 2013, the Rocket, Available at www.therocket.com.my MyWatch’s Allegation: Police Deny Tweaking Crime Statistics, 7 Feb 2013, www.malaysiandigest.com. MyWatch is an anti-crime NGO whose patron is former Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
Notes: The World Bank conservatively estimates that 827,000 Malaysians were overseas as at 2010, with Singapore (385,000) and Australia (102,000) being the top 2 destinations. Source: Table 3.7, pg 98, Malaysia Economic Monitor: Brain Drain, Apr 2011, The World Bank. Many young Sabahans and Sarawakians have sought employment in low-skilled jobs in Singapore, and at one [...]
Note: According to the National Education Blueprint 2013-2025 recently released by the Ministry of Education, 15% of our schools lack access to clean water. 20% have inadequate science labs and 27% have inadequate computer labs.
Download the PDF version Sources:  Bung Moktar escapes jail sentence for polygamy. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/139729 M’sian MP rapped for chauvinistic remarks against women drivers. Available at http://sg.news.yahoo.com/msian-mp-rapped-chauvinistic-remarks-against-women-drivers-20110329-211002-267.html After Hindu insult, Zulkifli Noordin says ‘keling’. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/after-hindu-insult-zulkifli-nordin-says-keling ‘Non-Malay votes not needed’: Umno, BN leaders see red. Available at http://archive.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/politics/barisan-nasional/12212-non-malay-votes-not-needed-umno-bn-leaders-see-red  In Pasir Mas, BN’s [...]