Budget 2016: A budget “of Najib, by Najib, for Najib”

26 October, 2015
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Media statement by Kluang MP and DAP Political Education director Liew Chin Tong Budget 2016 is unmistakably a budget essentially “of Najib, by Najib and for Najib.” The Budget has three salient features: First, total budgeted expenditure decreased for the ... Full Article →




What’s the point of voting for MCA?

28 September, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28: Two DAP MPs have delivered scathing rebukes on MCA’s silence over Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s involvement in the RM2.6billion ‘donation’ scandal, pointing out that if the Barisan Nasional component party has nothing to say, then it’s ... Full Article →




Continue search for truth for MH370, say DAPSY

6 August, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 6: Reveal the truth behind the Malaysia Airlines MH370 tragedy as soon as possible, DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) today urged the government. National executive member Dyana Sofya in a press statement urged the authorities to continue to find answers to the March 2014 incident, when the Beijing-bound ... 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 →



The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

27 September, 2015
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On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, ... Full Article →



Political “earthquakes” that realigned Malaysian politics (Part 1)

26 September, 2015
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by Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   In the wake of an earthquake, tectonic plates will shift and realign. It takes time before gradually stabilising. In the process of seismic shifting, instead of hoping for a more stable surface, it would be better to reflect ... Full Article →



Challenges to Pakatan Harapan (Part I)

23 September, 2015
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By Ong Kian Ming, DAP Serdang MP How will history judge the third attempt at forming an opposition coalition in Malaysia? Only time will tell. But the newly formed Pakatan Harapan face considerable challenges in preparing to face the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the fight for the nation’s future in ... 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

The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

27 September, 2015 0 Comments

On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, ... 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 →