Saturday, July 21, 2012

Experience from Tony Pua vs Syabas Campaign

YB Tony Pua was sued for defamation by the Syabas and KL High Court has asked him to pay RM200k damages to Syabas plus the interest and all the cost incurred. ( 
With all that he is doing, there's really no reason that he should pay for fighting hard for the benefits of rakyat and voice out for us. Therefore, we (his assistants, interns and some in HQ)  have teamed up to raise fund for him to pay for this suit.  There were two separate campaigns we planned in order to raise this fund. One is a usual fund-raising dinner and the second one is a mass campaign with the theme of “RM1 for Water Rights: 100,000 Malaysians Support Tony Pua vs Syabas”. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Implications of Corruption in Environmental Protections

SEDA (Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia) recent scandal is not a big scale scandal from monetary perspective. However, for those who are concerned about global warming and mindful of our national carbon emission, it is definitely a piece of news that worth follow. 

To be fair to SEDA, let's first assume that there is no element of cronyism there, that is, it was just a matter of competency that SEDA did a series of wrong decisions in awarding the feed-in approval certificates to the wrong companies. If this is the case, my advice is, we better don't run the FiT system as the net effect to the environment may not be much better than business-as-usual case. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Partisan or Non-Partisan?

I must admit that I have become more and more uncool. Many young and educated ones think that it's cool to be non-partisan, or rather, it's uncool to support a political party and it looks really 'old school' and ya, weird. 

For a long time, I was a non-partisan. Firstly, I really did not want to be seen radical and non-objective by my friends. Secondly, I had a hard time choosing which party to join. Truthfully speaking, all parties appeared to be evil to me; like many people say, voting is just choosing the less of 2 evils. The one thing we don't need is be an evil ourselves, right?