Is Trump the best thing to happen to America, and the World?

This idea, like Trump himself, seems preposterous. Here is a man who violates all form of political correctness, a racist, a misogynist, a racist, a pussy grabber….and the lost of deplorables goes on. As a result most people around the world, let alone Americans, woke up with the shit!-was-I-so-wasted-I-went-to-bed-with-THAT! expression the morning after the November 8 […]

Najib and the PSYchology of BN persuasion

Unspun mudik-ed to his kampung in Malaysia for the Chinese New Year and was tickled pink by the desperate efforts of the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s attempt to shore up his support among the Chinese community for the upcoming national elections that must be held  in the first half of this year. The […]

How the Foke solves traffic problems

Unspun thinks that critics are unnecessarily unkind to Jakarta Governor and gubernatorial candidate Fauzi Bowo, aka The Foke. The man is beleaguered by the problems of a huge megapolis that are not easy to solve but when confronted by a problem he wastes no time to rise to the occassion. Take, for instance, his resourcefulness […]

Therefore vote Fauzi Bowo

Because his political party, The Democrats, are as unimaginative and uncreative in problem solving as him Because under them the traffic jams in Jakarta would get worse since it is an inevitably Because they have no vision and no determination to improve living conditions in Jakarta beyond their own greed And they get surprised when […]

The difference between the court of law and court of public opinion

In a court of law Democrat Party Chief Anas Urbaningrum’s argument that he should be presumed innocent until found guilty of corruption allegations makes sense. As he says he’s not even been indicted and as such there is no need for him to step down from helping the Democrats. Then there is the court of […]

The movement to support sexy dangdut star Julia Perez

Today Unspun checked his Facebook invitations and found one by an old friend, an ex-journalist turned consultant. The invite was to join the 1 million Facebookers in support of sexy dangdut star Julia Perez’s electroral bid for the Bupati’s post of Pacitan (Gerakan 1.000.000 Facebookers Dukung Julia Perez Calon Bupati Pacitan). Unspun knows of many […]

Prolonging the death throes of a party

This in The Jakarta Globe online today: Taufik Kiemas, chief of the PDI-P’s consultative board, right, talking to Prabowo Subianto as chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri looks on at the party’s national meeting. (Antara Photo) Megawati Gets PDI-P Green Light The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle gave its chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri full power during its national leadership […]

Blog ban a sign of a more deperate Malaysian government?

They say if all you have is a hammer then all your problems start to look like nails. So it is with the Malaysian government. With Anwar Ibrahim now beating at the gates the Badawi government has gotten more desperate. First some low ranking lackey called Saiful was asked to try to frame Anwar by […]

Anwar’s victory or Umno’s defeat?

Some would say that there is no difference. What matters is that Anwar Ibrahim won the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat with a resounding majority. And since elections are a zero sum gam, the Umno candidate lost the seat with an abysmal minority of votes. Either way you slice it Anwar wins. Not true. If Anwar […]

What role did bloggers play in Malaysian polls?

The Barisan Nasional has suffered its most serious setback and humiliation in 50 years at Saturday’s general election.The opposition has triumphed with unqualified success, capturing 5 key states and confining the BN win to a simple majority instead of its traditional two-thirds plus in Parliament.There is no question that bloggers played a part in the […]