Kit Siang: Don’t be dejected that Pakatan Rakyat has ended

18 June, 2015
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An opposition leader today said that Malaysians should not be dejected or despondent over the ‘death’ of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, but instead focus on new political alignment for the better. DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said PR’s demise ... Full Article →




PKR confirms Pakatan Rakyat ended, but will continue working together

17 June, 2015
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The PKR today confirmed that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition is officially ended, but it said it will continue to ‘pioneer’ efforts to build a coalition of those who want to defeat Barisan Nasional. In a statement, PKR president Wan Azizah ... Full Article →




The right to dress rightly

29 June, 2015
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Are dress codes important? To a certain extent, of course. However, where does the line get drawn as to who decides what is ‘decent’ or ‘indecent’? In several incidents recently highlighted in Malaysia, the trend seemed incline to be so, and it’s increasingly targeted at women. Moreover, it is highly ... Full Article →



Is Mara concealing information?

25 June, 2015
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An opposition leader today raised concerns regarding conflicting statements in the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) land scandal, as reported by the Australian newspaper, The Age. Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said he suspects Mara top executives of concealing evidence from its board of directors of the real estate purchase in ... Full Article →



Cut the National Civics Bureau, not condone it

22 June, 2015
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By The Rocket Can an agency, supposedly to chart the course of human development in Malaysia, yet resolutely ignores the changing times, ever be effective? Or will it be nothing more than a vilified ‘brain-washing’ agency? The national civics bureau (BTN) should have been an agency that charts the course ... Full Article →



Multi-religious society: destructive or constructive?

19 June, 2015
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By Dyana Sofya, political secretary to DAP Parliamentary leader, Lim Kit Siang Last month, I had the honour of being selected to participate in the Australia-Malaysia Institute (AMI) Muslim Exchange Programme Visit. The purpose of the programme was for us, the participants, to discover different perspectives on current cultural issues ... Full Article →



DAP is controlled by Evangelists and the religious principle of cooperation

15 June, 2015
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By Ariff Sabri, MP for Raub I actually want to begin commenting on 1MDB- but can’t resist commenting beforehand on the accusation that DAP is controlled by evangelists. The person saying this must be a mental gnome or what. As a Malay and a Muslim in DAP, I would be ... Full Article →



The invisibility of disability

12 June, 2015
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By Pauline Wong A good friend of mine passed away last July. She had neurofibromatosis, (NF), a debilitating disease which until today, I do not fully understand. She had fought the disease that threatened to kill her since she was 12 years old, until she was 26. In the end, ... 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

Multi-religious society: destructive or constructive?

19 June, 2015 0 Comments

By Dyana Sofya, political secretary to DAP Parliamentary leader, Lim Kit Siang Last month, I had the honour of being selected to participate in the Australia-Malaysia Institute (AMI) Muslim Exchange Programme Visit. The purpose of the programme was for us, the participants, to discover different perspectives on current cultural issues ... 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 →