Listen, listen, listen! Najib Razak, listen! The Malaysian rakyat has spoken up for democracy, for free and fair elections and for “ketuanan rakyat”. Here is a sample of Malaysians who think he should just do himself a favor and quit as the (illegitimate) Prime Minister of Malaysia:
On Wednesday, five people were charged in the sessions court with sedition, adding to the smouldering political tension that has refused to fade as the opposition contests the outcome of a general election that kept the ruling BN coalition in power. All five – as well as Adam Adli (who was charged on May 23) – had spoken at a May 13 Forum at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
All five claimed trial to the charge. If convicted, they face up to three years in prison. And although all were allowed bail, set at RM5,000 each, Safwan refused it as a sign of ‘protest’ and is being remanded at the Sungai Buloh prison.
Judge Norsharidah Awang set the hearing for July 02, 2013.
It is good to hear that squash – which is bidding for an Olympic spot for a third time – made the IOC shortlist on Wednesday for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. The other two sports that also made it are wrestling and baseball-softball. Eliminated from contention were karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and the Chinese martial art of wushu. I pray squash makes it.