Slew of arrests on the eve of Bersih 5 rally

18 November, 2016
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The propose Bersih 5 rally tomorrow KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18, 2016: Police have begun to carry out a slew of arrests and raids on the eve of the Bersih 5 mega rally planned for tomorrow. DAP National Organising Secretary and ... Full Article →




Bersatu to join Pakatan Harapan: Tun M

12 November, 2016
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Mahathir attends the first Pakatan Harapan Convention in IDCC Shah Alam SHAH ALAM, NOV 12, 2016: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will be joining the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The former Prime ... Full Article →




Bersih condemns harassment of its convoys

4 October, 2016
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) has condemned the harassment and violence perpetrated against its convoys, which are touring nationwide in preparation for the upcoming Bersih 5 rally. “Bersih is totally appalled by the gangsterism displayed by UMNO leaders and its UMNO-friendly red shirts ... 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 →



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 →



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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 →