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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (17-23 May)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (17-23 May)

The final issue: a summing up of the events post GE13 and aspirations for times ahead.

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (3-9 May)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (3-9 May)

GE13′s highlighting of the rural-urban divide should compel us to reach out to our fellow Malaysians.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (10-16th May)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (10-16th May)

Thoughts on the uninventive Cabinet, NUBE’s ties with Wahid Omar, plus the delightful new Home Minister.

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Rojak Special Edition: What We Want for Malaysia

Rojak Special Edition: What We Want for Malaysia

Let the 5th of May, 2013 be historic.

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#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 4) – Rewarding chauvinists

#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 4) – Rewarding chauvinists

Applauding extremist behaviour – who?

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#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 3) – Silence on political violence

#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 3) – Silence on political violence

Glossing over violent conduct of any sort is totally unacceptable.

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GE13: REFSA chooses transformation

GE13: REFSA chooses transformation

The time is beyond ripe for a new ruling government.

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#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 2) – Successful budgeting

#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 2) – Successful budgeting

Which party has got it better?

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#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 1) – Capable Youthful Leaders

#Infographic: The Real Difference (Part 1) – Capable Youthful Leaders

REFSA compares key people and aspects of both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.

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[REFSA Says] Why do you support (caretaker) Prime Minister Najib?

[REFSA Says] Why do you support (caretaker) Prime Minister Najib?

A change – the alternative – is surely better than clinging on to something you dislike.

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Tale of the Tape: Chua Soi Lek vs Lim Guan Eng

Tale of the Tape: Chua Soi Lek vs Lim Guan Eng

REFSA pitches the top guns of Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat against each other, so that Malaysians can make an informed decision come the 13th General Election.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (12-18 Apr)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (12-18 Apr)

Of PAS’ unprecedented move vs BN’s business-as-usual, fake degrees & obscure funding.

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Crisps of the Week (5-11 Apr)

Crisps of the Week (5-11 Apr)

This 13th GE heralds many changes, internal bickering and loads to look out for.

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#Infographic: Do you feel 50% richer?

#Infographic: Do you feel 50% richer?

PM Najib says we’ve become richer since 2009. The folks at REFSA sure aren’t feeling it.

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (29 Mar – 4 Apr)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (29 Mar – 4 Apr)

Parliament is finally dissolved. Now what?

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (22-28 Mar)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (22-28 Mar)

What’s behind the polls delay, BN’s silence on thug politics, and the PMO’s splurging on ads.

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[REFSA Says] A big fat ‘F’ for Fail (Part 2): The ETP has failed ordinary Malaysians

[REFSA Says] A big fat ‘F’ for Fail (Part 2): The ETP has failed ordinary Malaysians

For all the committed investments made, why do more Malaysians now qualify for financial aid?

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[REFSA Says] A big fat ‘F’ for Fail: The ETP has failed to meet its targets

[REFSA Says] A big fat ‘F’ for Fail: The ETP has failed to meet its targets

Ridden with perception manipulation but receiving praise from mainstream media. REFSA delves in.

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#Infographic: A weightier Parliament & a slimmer Cabinet

#Infographic: A weightier Parliament & a slimmer Cabinet

Wondering how our ministers can escape unscathed from scandal after scandal?

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REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (15-21 Mar)

REFSA Rojak: Crisps of the Week (15-21 Mar)

Of Sarawak land-’lords’, Shahrizat’s defiance, PEMANDU’s game, and an Altantuya revelation.

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