PAC probe into 1MDB will continue, says vice-chair

31 July, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 31: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) insisted today that it will continue its investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. This is despite statements made by both Parliament Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia who suspended the committee’s ... Full Article →




DAP: Gani must confirm or deny charge sheet against PM

31 July, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 31: DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang today urged former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail to affirm or deny the veracity of the charge sheet against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. “Let Gani appear in the public to ... Full Article →




1MDB doctored its own audit reports, alleges DAP MP

14 July, 2015
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(UPDATED) KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 14: An opposition MP has accused the beleaguered 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) of doctoring its own audit reports. DAP Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua today said that 1MDB’s audited March 2014 financial statements given to the Companies Commission (SSM), differ from those given to a ... Full Article →



International human rights delegation puts violations in spotlight

14 July, 2015
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A visit by the human rights delegation from Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to Malaysia to investigate the human rights conditions in Malaysia will put the country in international spotlight. Klang MP Charles Santiago said the visit will give further scrutiny to investigate potential human rights violations in the country from various ... Full Article →



Explain use and purchase of spyware, government told

8 July, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR JULY 8: A group of lawyers today called on the government and enforcement authorities to explain its acquisition and use of spyware, as revealed by leaks of the spyware company’s client database yesterday. Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen in a statement said, the LFL viewed with “extreme concern” ... Full Article →



Lawyers: Travel ban is ‘appalling’

22 July, 2015
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Travel ban is unconstitutional and a blatant abuse of power Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that members of Parliament Tony Pua, Rafizi Ramli and The Edge Media Group owner Tong Kooi Ong have been barred from leaving the country. The immigration authorities stopped Tony Pua today at KLIA 2 airport ... Full Article →



Keris waving: a decade later

20 July, 2015
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By DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong  A decade ago on 20th July 2005, the then UMNO Youth Chief Hishammudin Hussein gave his infamous keris-wielding speech during the UMNO Youth General Assembly, in a gesture that has come to symbolise UMNO’s turn to right-wing politics ... Full Article →



Reopen Ambank founder murder case to probe for 1MDB connection

7 July, 2015
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Call on IGP to re-open investigations into the murder of AmBank founder Hussein Najadi in broad daylight in centre of Kuala Lumpur on 29th July 2013 to ascertain whether it had any links with 1MDB scandal The situation faced by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his government ... 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

Lawyers: Travel ban is ‘appalling’

22 July, 2015 0 Comments

Travel ban is unconstitutional and a blatant abuse of power Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that members of Parliament Tony Pua, Rafizi Ramli and The Edge Media Group owner Tong Kooi Ong have been barred from leaving the country. The immigration authorities stopped Tony Pua today at KLIA 2 airport ... 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 →