Remembering my father, Karpal Singh (Part 1)

27 March, 2015
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In Sangeet Kaur Deo’s first interview since the death of her father, Karpal Singh, almost a year ago, this 35-year-old lawyer recalls the worst day of her life — the day her father died in a horrific car accident. By ... Full Article →




“Save Malaysia” coalition idea gaining support, says Lim Kit Siang

26 March, 2015
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Lim Kit Siang’s “Save Malaysia” government coalition idea has gained traction from certain leaders, according to him. The idea that a new coalition government should be formed, to include leaders from both sides of the political divide, was proposed by ... Full Article →




Lee Kuan Yew’s death – passing of an era

25 March, 2015
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By Lim Kit Siang, MP for Gelang Patah Lee Kuan Yew’s death on Monday at the age of 91 marks the passing of an era. The tributes from world leaders in the past few days is testimony of the mark he had made not only in Singapore, ASEAN, Asia but ... Full Article →



Lee Kuan Yew: The great moderniser

24 March, 2015
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Obituary Message On The Passing Of Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng On 24 March 2015 In Komtar, George Town On behalf of the people of Penang and the Democratic Action Party, we offer our deepest condolence to ... Full Article →



Seeing through the hudud controversy

23 March, 2015
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By Liew Chin Tong, DAP Director of Political Education and MP for Kluang First of all let me stress that Muslim has the right to believe in hudud law. I respect that right, as much as I believe Muslims respect the rights of people of other faiths. However in the case ... Full Article →



Time for a new “Save Malaysia” coalition

23 March, 2015
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By Lim Kit Siang, MP for Gelang Patah Suddenly, Malaysian politics on both sides of the political divide seems to be in no man’s land. The Barisan Nasional coalition Federal Government, which is in Putrajaya on a minority 47% of the popular vote in the 13th General Elections in May ... Full Article →



Enticing the tiger to leave its mountain lair

20 March, 2015
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By Ariff Sabri, MP for Raub Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or TRH delivered a speech in parliament a few days ago. Fearing the worse, Najib sent some people to ask Ku Li not to savage him. Ku Li responded by telling the messenger, listen to the speech first. After the speech, ... Full Article →



The real story behind the Kelantan Hudud move

18 March, 2015
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By Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong To drive a wedge is to cause hostility or disagreement between two parties. In Malaysia, the implementation of the Islamic criminal law or hudud is one such wedge that is designed to break Pakatan Rakyat, and to bolster the position of the pro-UMNO elements ... 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

Time for a new “Save Malaysia” coalition

23 March, 2015 0 Comments

By Lim Kit Siang, MP for Gelang Patah Suddenly, Malaysian politics on both sides of the political divide seems to be in no man’s land. The Barisan Nasional coalition Federal Government, which is in Putrajaya on a minority 47% of the popular vote in the 13th General Elections in May ... 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 →