Private Higher Education Institutions in Trouble: The hidden crisis

27 May, 2015
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Very often, the spotlight in the media is on public higher education institutions — from rankings of our public universities to the dismal state of unemployment of its graduates, it is only justified that public institutions are of great concern ... Full Article →




Go ahead, form unity-gov with Umno if you want, DAP tells PAS

23 May, 2015
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PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang can go ahead and form a unity government with Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN), but he should not use malicious and senseless excuses to do so, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng today said. Lim, who ... Full Article →




Did Najib let 1MDB “ponteng” PAC’s hearing?

26 May, 2015
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A senior opposition leader today slammed both the 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) top executive and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for the former’s no-show at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing. Highlighting that 1MDB ought to prioritise PAC’s hearing over other matters, DAP Parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang criticised 1MDB chief Arul Kanda ... Full Article →



Bruce Lee art exhibition tours five cities in Malaysia

25 May, 2015
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To commemorate legendary martial artist Bruce Lee’s 75th birthday this year, the Gabungan Impian Kelantan in collaboration with the Hong Kong Bruce Lee Club and Malaysia Mandarin Comic Society will hold a Charity Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which will raise funds for the Kelantan flood disaster relief efforts, will be ... Full Article →



Redefine definition of poverty, DAP tells Najib ahead of RMK-11

20 May, 2015
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The definition of poverty should be changed to reflect the realities of today, ahead of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11) to be tabled tomorrow, an opposition lawmaker has said.   Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming in a statement said the poverty line, which stands at RM830 per month in Peninsular Malaysia, RM1090 ... Full Article →



Kit Siang: PAC snub by 1MDB CEOs is ‘the last straw’

25 May, 2015
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By DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang    The joint action of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)’s president and group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy and former 1MDB CEO Shahrol Halmi  skipping the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) hearing tomorrow is really the “last straw the ... Full Article →



 The safety of our children is not a political issue; it is not a commodity to be bartered for votes.

25 May, 2015
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By DAP Wanita Selangor vice-chairperson Sangeet Kaur Deo In the last Parliamentary sitting, in answer to a question by Ramkarpal Singh (DAP- Bukit Gelugor), Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was reported by The Star on April 1 to have said, in relation to sex crimes against children, that ‘3061 cases were ... Full Article →



Pedophilia is a mental disease and not a lifestyle choice

15 May, 2015
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By Syerleena Abdul Rashid, DAP Wanita Bukit Bendera Political Education Director/ DAPSY Bukit Bendera Secretary /MBPP Councillor.   There is a fine line between audacity and idiocy; and yesterday Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak dangerously crossed that line. During the launch of the Malaysia Wasatiyyah Institute yesterday, he brazenly ... Full Article →



Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015
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By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →



Will Pakatan hold without Anwar?

30 January, 2015
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By Pauline Wong It is now 10 days to finding out whether opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will go to jail for sodomy, and while the former Deputy Prime Minister has left his fate to God, the fate of Pakatan Rakyat rests with him. “Surely you exaggerate”, you might say, “Pakatan ... Full Article →



Sustainable green solutions

8 January, 2015
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By Low Kian Yung, Intern from Refsa (Research for Social Advancement)  In his speech at the United Nations Climate Summit, Prime Minister Najib Razak proudly announced that Malaysia has already reduced the greenhouse emissions by more than 33%, and that the nation is well on track to hit the target of ... Full Article →



Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015
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There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →



Meet Major Zaidi, people’s hero

13 January, 2015
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  Since Reformasi, more and more citizens have braved themselves to come forward and speak out against wrongdoing, but this is not apparent in the case of civil servants, who fear taking action which would affect their rice bowl. Defiant, Major Zaidi Ahmad does not fit the same mould. Believing ... Full Article →



V. Sivakumar – Rising from the ashes of a crisis

13 December, 2014
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Batu Gajah MP Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu comes off as a fierce, straight-talking MP, ready to take on any challenge put before him. He one of the most strident and vocal DAP leaders on issues concerning Indians in the country. He has previously lambasted MIC for not accounting for funds meant ... Full Article →



The passing of our humble “Tok Guru”

13 February, 2015
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By Wan Hamidi Hamid  Last night, surrounded by family, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat breathed his last in the same modest house in Pulau Melaka, Kelantan, where he had lived for the past few decades. The 84-year-old left behind a legacy that was truly unique for a man who fought his political ... Full Article →



Why criminalise abortion?

8 December, 2014
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It should be simple as this: a woman’s body belongs to her and no one else has the right to question the choices she makes or dictate how she should live. Even if a woman decides to end her pregnancy, that choice is hers to make. In a recent case, ... Full Article →



‘Malaysian seats’ are the future of DAP and Pakatan

4 June, 2014
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By Lam Choong Wah Senior Fellow, REFSA In the 13th general election (GE13), DAP achieved its best ever electoral results by winning 38 parliamentary seats and 95 state assembly seats out of the 51 parliamentary and 103 state seats contested, becoming the second biggest party after Umno in terms of seats ... Full Article →



Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014
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The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →



“Mengenal DAP” session in Kuching, Sarawak

7 August, 2014
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A “Mengenal DAP” workshop (“Getting to know DAP”)  will be held this Saturday, August 9 2014, at the Pusat Khidmat DAP Tupong, Sarawak. The activity intends to share the history of the party and its struggle with respect to its ideology. The program, held in collaboration with DAP Sarawak and the DAP ... Full Article →



Thank you, veterans! Because of you, DAP prevails

2 April, 2014
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On 2 March, Penang Chief Minister and DAP MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng hosted a private dinner in honor of the Penang state DAP veterans. There are over 120 veterans in the state who have been party members for over 30 years. Of the number, about 70 turned up ... Full Article →



Other News

Kit Siang: PAC snub by 1MDB CEOs is ‘the last straw’

25 May, 2015 0 Comments

By DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang    The joint action of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)’s president and group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy and former 1MDB CEO Shahrol Halmi  skipping the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) hearing tomorrow is really the “last straw the ... Full Article →

Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015 0 Comments

There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 3 Comments

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015 0 Comments

By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →