TNB awards 1MDB with solar plant project

15 April, 2014
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Tony Pua has condemned 1 Malaysia Development Berhad’s  (1MDB) acquisition of a Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) solar power plant project, calling it an effort to bailout the heavily indebted sovereign wealth fund.  TNB said yesterday, that it had signed another ... Full Article →




More information regarding “golfing in the gulf” trip needed, say DAP MPs

14 April, 2014
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DAP MPs have asked for more information regarding the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Muhyddin Yassin’s trip to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be revealed. After a letter issued by the latter’s office had expressed willingness to divulge facts regarding the ... Full Article →




RM 365 million wasted on futile traffic management efforts

14 April, 2014
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In view of the failed traffic management initiative , DAP has criticised the federal government’s wastage of funds on the Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS) launched in 2002. Following the lack of success of ITIS that cost RM 365 million, an additional RM 200 million will be poured into the project to rescue and ... Full Article →



MH370: Pakatan led PSC would put all doubts to rest

11 April, 2014
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Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang had repeated his call for the Parliamentary Select Comittee (PSC) on the MH370 tragedy to be established and that the government should brief the Pakatan Rakyat MPs in order to put to rest speculations that the government has not been fully transparent on the ... Full Article →



DAP MPs take a swing at Muhyddin’s golfing trip expose`

10 April, 2014
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Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari and Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim have struck out at the government’s funding of Deputy Minister Muhyddin Yassin’s work visit to Dubai, asking if the extravagance was paid with taxpayer ringgit. Muhyddin Yassin, in his trip to United Arab Emirates under the pretext of ... Full Article →



The GST Story

11 April, 2014
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By Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz, MP for Raub, Pahang I have written an article on GST in Bahasa Melayu. It was titled “Mengenai GST, dimana kawasan2 kerisauan kita?” Here is an English version. It will expand on some of the ideas set in the B Malaysia version. I hope ... Full Article →



DAP is not MCA 2.0

8 April, 2014
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By Wan Hamidi Hamid, Editor in Chief of The Rocket DAP, or Democratic Action Party, is still seen by many as a political organisation with a lot of Chinese leaders and members. Therefore, it is often perceived as a Chinese party. However, the real Chinese party in Malaysia is MCA ... Full Article →



Making sense of our defence spending

4 April, 2014
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By Mohd.Ariff Sabri Bin Hj. Abdul Aziz, MP for Raub, Pahang Our defence budget since 2011 were as follows:- 2011 : 13.82 billion 2012 : 13.71 billion 2013 : 15.2   billion 2014 : 16.1   billion What have we got to show? On paper we have the following assets. ... Full Article →



50 years of Malaysia – Are we a united nation yet?

28 October, 2013
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Up until 2009, Malaysia Day was not recognised as a national holiday, a reflection of the apathy the government and many of its citizens had for this country’s history and unity . Constant barrage of news of one race running down another’s religious and racial sensitivity has drowns out the ... Full Article →



UMNO ministers should apologise to Malaysians

9 October, 2013
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by Lim Guan Eng Malaysians have more confidence that Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang was telling the truth and that Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former youth and sports minister(presently the Minister of Communication and Multimedia)  Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek was lying. Both UMNO Minsters should apologise ... Full Article →



What to do in the NEXT five years

26 August, 2013
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So the thirteenth General Elections has come and gone. Pakatan Rakyat has won more seats in Parliament and garnered the majority of popular votes across the country. Yet, we have yet to unseat the BN from its throne. You are angry about fraud and phantom voters and you wear black ... Full Article →



Face to face with the Tiger

31 March, 2014
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by Ralvin Manikam As I stepped into Karpal Singh’s office with no idea of what to expect, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the legend that he was and still is in the political arena; a mammoth force with unflinching will, mirrored by his spoken words. I sat right ... Full Article →



Bitten by the volunteering bug

14 February, 2014
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The Impian Sabah program was launched last November, with the aim to build a gravity water system that will provide harvested rain water for a village deep in . For weeks volunteers from across Malaysia slogged out at Kampung Samparita Laut in the interior of Sabah to complete a basic ... Full Article →



Scaling greater heights

2 January, 2014
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When Hannah Yeoh answered the last minute call to contest the Subang Jaya state seat in the 2008 general elections, she thought life would be back to as before weeks later, for she had not expected to win. In 2013 she won re-election with second highest majority in Selangor. Life ... Full Article →



Weekly Highlights (21-28 March 2014)

29 March, 2014
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Wan Azizah victorious in Kajang               Dr Wan Azizah defeated the BN candidate for the Kajang state seat. While the Pakatan Rakyat candidate garnered a reduced majority compared to Lee Chin Cheh in GE13, she gained a 2% increase in overall votes.   Newspaper ... Full Article →



A day in the life of Ong Kian Ming’s Parliamentary Researcher

19 March, 2014
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By Sharon W.H. Ling (front row, second from left in the picture below), Parliamentary Researcher for Ong Kian Ming It’s never a slow day at work.  It’s 8:30am on a gloomy Monday morning at the Democratic Action Party HQ in Pudu. I open my laptop and, one by one, 6 ... Full Article →



Gender equality is not just about women’s issues

7 March, 2014
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2014 International Women’s Day Message By Teo Nie Ching Gender equality is not solely a women’s issues and gender inequality will lead to social inequality. Gender equality matters for Malaysia’s development because the “absent women” represent a skills and brain “drain” from the Malaysian workforce. Currenly, women’s gross enrollment ratio ... 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 →



Culturally in love

10 January, 2014
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(This is the part two of the muhibbah story we featured in “Marriage in Malaysia”. To read the  article, please go to  http://www.therocket.com.my/en/marriage-made-in-malaysia/) He loves to take pictures. His specialty is in the cultural spots and artifacts. Every shot, every frame – a portrait of a living story. Language and ... Full Article →



Marriage made in Malaysia

10 January, 2014
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  In the last edition of the Rocket, our feature story ‘Stepping into cultural melting pot’ by Rocket reporter Faye Chia shows us the forgotten aspect of the quintessential Malaysia’s uniqueness, the ‘muhibbah’ spirit. Here we continue with two feature stories on the muhibbah theme in conjunction with Malaysia’s golden ... Full Article →



Other News

The GST Story

11 April, 2014 0 Comments

By Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz, MP for Raub, Pahang I have written an article on GST in Bahasa Melayu. It was titled “Mengenai GST, dimana kawasan2 kerisauan kita?” Here is an English version. It will expand on some of the ideas set in the B Malaysia version. I hope ... Full Article →

Face to face with the Tiger

31 March, 2014 0 Comments

by Ralvin Manikam As I stepped into Karpal Singh’s office with no idea of what to expect, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the legend that he was and still is in the political arena; a mammoth force with unflinching will, mirrored by his spoken words. I sat right ... Full Article →

Thank you, veterans! Because of you, DAP prevails

2 April, 2014 0 Comments

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 →

50 years of Malaysia – Are we a united nation yet?

28 October, 2013 0 Comments

Up until 2009, Malaysia Day was not recognised as a national holiday, a reflection of the apathy the government and many of its citizens had for this country’s history and unity . Constant barrage of news of one race running down another’s religious and racial sensitivity has drowns out the ... Full Article →