Transparency International: Investigate 1MDB scandal now

3 March, 2015
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Anti-graft watchdog Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) wants the government to set up a special high-level task force to investigate the controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). In a statement today, TI-M strongly urged the government to  conduct a full investigation into the numerous allegations ... Full Article →




The plot thickens in 1MDB scandal

2 March, 2015
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In July of 2009, the front page of English daily The Star was splashed with the words “No ordinary Jho.” The story behind the cover page was a world-exclusive interview with the playboy billionaire philanthropist Low Taek Jho, who opened ... Full Article →




Is Anwar bisexual?

2 March, 2015
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by Yang Bai Yang (pseudonym), Veteran Commentator My niece Aina who lives in Singapore posted on my Facebook Wall to ask me: “Uncle, I don’t know if this (Sodomy II) incident is another political conspiracy to frame him and throw him in jail again. But I have a question which ... Full Article →



Bring back local elections: DAP

2 March, 2015
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Speech by DAP Johor Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong at DAP Bakri Chinese New Year Open House in Bukit Bakri on 1st March 2015  Fifty years ago, on 1st March 1965 Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Alliance Government “temporarily” suspended all local elections ostensibly as a part of the ... Full Article →



A case of a compromise judgement in Borders VS Jawi?

27 February, 2015
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By Pauline Wong Nearly three years ago, officers from the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) raided the Borders bookstore in Midvalley and seized copies of controversial book, ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’ by Irshad Manji. They stormed the premises on 23 May 2012 on pretext of taking those offending books ... Full Article →



Anwar will not be forgotten

28 February, 2015
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By P Ramakrishnan We are gathered here tonight to send forth a clear message that Anwar Ibrahim will not be forgotten. What he stood for and fought for will not be forgotten. The injustice and abuse that was inflicted on him will not be forgotten. If anything, all this will ... Full Article →



No ‘black or white’ in education and employment

25 February, 2015
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By Cindi Loo Sometimes, we forget that education, and language, are not black-or-white issues. There are a lot of shades in between, and the conversation of things like creativity, expressiveness and personality often get lost in our debate of ‘declining English standards’ or ‘mother-tongue education.’ I witnessed this first-hand recently ... Full Article →



A brief note on Anwar’s prosecutor and the Tiger of Jelutong

11 February, 2015
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by Shern Ren I hesitate to make any sweeping claims about the death of justice in Malaysia. It seems to me as much as to any other objective observer that the (very short-term) political mileage gained by Barisan Nasional from this outcome is more than enough to justify charges of ... 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 →



Top 5 heart-stopping moments of your 2014…

31 December, 2014
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2014 has come to an end and The Rocket looks back at some of the most notable incidence that left a mark on Malaysia. Here we count down the year’s top 5 most crushing moments for the nation. Do you agree with our list? 5) The death of Karpal Singh News of ... 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 →



Pakatan primes for the next level

23 September, 2014
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The near miss to bring about political change in the last general elections have left many wondering if BN’s five-decades stranglehold on the political powers of Malaysia will ever be broken. As a continuation of this series of interviews of PR leaders on its future, PKR’s deputy president Azmin Ali ... 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

Anwar will not be forgotten

28 February, 2015 0 Comments

By P Ramakrishnan We are gathered here tonight to send forth a clear message that Anwar Ibrahim will not be forgotten. What he stood for and fought for will not be forgotten. The injustice and abuse that was inflicted on him will not be forgotten. If anything, all this will ... Full Article →

Meet Major Zaidi, people’s hero

13 January, 2015 0 Comments

  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 →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 2 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 →

Will Pakatan hold without Anwar?

30 January, 2015 0 Comments

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 →