Blame all around as Najib arrested, charged

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SINGAPORE (July 9): Some of my so-called friends have been giving me a hard time over the last couple of months for not voting at Malaysia’s general election on May 9. The way they see it, by doing nothing to help boot out Barisan Nasional (BN) and elect Pakatan Harapan (PH), I have let down my more civic-minded countrymen who helped create a new and better Malaysia.

I have tried to explain that I have spent most of my adult life living outside Malaysia, and never registered myself as a voter. But I know it is a lame excuse. Concerned about massive corruption and wholesale thieving in their country, Malaysians from far-flung corners of the world made the effort to travel home to cast their votes. Most of the Malaysians in my own office here in Singapore also...(click on link for full story on