If hudud were an issue in GE 13, BN would have crushed Pakatan

24 April, 2014
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By Lim Kit Siang, Gelang Patah MP If hudud had been a hot controversial issue in the 13 General Elections on May 5, 2013, the Barisan Nasional would not only have regained its two-thirds parliamentary majority to redelineate electoral constituencies ... Full Article →




Government still fears Karpal, memorial venue changed

23 April, 2014
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Following a directive from the Education Ministry, the SJK (C) Chung Kwo school hall will not be the venue for Karpal Singh’s memorial as earlier announced. As a result, DAP was forced to change the event venue to the KL ... Full Article →




“Indian Summers” to be filmed in Penang

23 April, 2014
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International drama series “Indian Summers” will be filmed in Penang beginning late April 2014. The drama series, which is a major new ten part British and American television drama series is also the first international television production to be filmed entirely on location in Penang. The location was chosen by ... Full Article →



DAP to hold Memorial Service for Karpal Singh on Thursday

22 April, 2014
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A memorial service for Karpal Singh has been announced for 24 April 2014, this Thursday. The event will be held for those in KL who want to pay their last respects to the fallen national hero. SJK (C) Chung Kwo in Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, will house the memorial from 7.30pm ... Full Article →



Let Karpal’s ideals live on

21 April, 2014
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By Lim Kit Siang The outpouring of grief and respect by a sea of humanity at Karpal Singh’s funeral in Penang yesterday was a reaffirmation of Malaysians’ support for justice, the rule of law and democracy – the very ideals which Karpal had fought for in his whole life. For ... Full Article →



Karpal Singh – Gone, never forgotten

21 April, 2014
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By Jay Jay Denis, law student In the wee hours of Thursday morning, 17th of April, news trickled in via Twitter that YB Mr. Karpal Singh, MP for Bukit Gelugor, lost his life together with his wingman, Michael Cornelius.  Time just froze. Malaysia had just lost a 73-year old man ... Full Article →



Government’s denial syndrome in both MH370 disaster and ESSCOM continuously tarnishes Malaysia’s image

16 April, 2014
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By Lim Kit Siang, MP for Gelang Patah The government’s denial syndrome in both the MH370 disaster and ESSCOM crisis are the biggest stumbling blocks in efforts to restore national and international confidence in the security and good governance in Malaysia. The Malaysiakini interview by the former Sabah Police Commissioner ... Full Article →



The GST Story

11 April, 2014
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By Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz, MP for Raub, Pahang I have written an article on GST in Bahasa Melayu. It was titled “Mengenai GST, dimana kawasan2 kerisauan kita?” Here is an English version. It will expand on some of the ideas set in the B Malaysia version. I hope ... Full Article →



50 years of Malaysia – Are we a united nation yet?

28 October, 2013
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Up until 2009, Malaysia Day was not recognised as a national holiday, a reflection of the apathy the government and many of its citizens had for this country’s history and unity . Constant barrage of news of one race running down another’s religious and racial sensitivity has drowns out the ... Full Article →



UMNO ministers should apologise to Malaysians

9 October, 2013
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by Lim Guan Eng Malaysians have more confidence that Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang was telling the truth and that Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former youth and sports minister(presently the Minister of Communication and Multimedia)  Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek was lying. Both UMNO Minsters should apologise ... Full Article →



What to do in the NEXT five years

26 August, 2013
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So the thirteenth General Elections has come and gone. Pakatan Rakyat has won more seats in Parliament and garnered the majority of popular votes across the country. Yet, we have yet to unseat the BN from its throne. You are angry about fraud and phantom voters and you wear black ... Full Article →



Karpal Singh – Permanent principles in heart

17 April, 2014
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How does one last 44 years in politics, what more for someone on the opposition bench in Malaysia? Karpal Singh counts as one of the select few in this pantheon of toughies. What makes him tick? Two words – principles and grit. In the April edition of the Rocket we ... Full Article →



Face to face with the Tiger

31 March, 2014
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by Ralvin Manikam As I stepped into Karpal Singh’s office with no idea of what to expect, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the legend that he was and still is in the political arena; a mammoth force with unflinching will, mirrored by his spoken words. I sat right ... Full Article →



Bitten by the volunteering bug

14 February, 2014
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The Impian Sabah program was launched last November, with the aim to build a gravity water system that will provide harvested rain water for a village deep in . For weeks volunteers from across Malaysia slogged out at Kampung Samparita Laut in the interior of Sabah to complete a basic ... Full Article →



Weekly Highlights (21-28 March 2014)

29 March, 2014
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Wan Azizah victorious in Kajang               Dr Wan Azizah defeated the BN candidate for the Kajang state seat. While the Pakatan Rakyat candidate garnered a reduced majority compared to Lee Chin Cheh in GE13, she gained a 2% increase in overall votes.   Newspaper ... Full Article →



A day in the life of Ong Kian Ming’s Parliamentary Researcher

19 March, 2014
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By Sharon W.H. Ling (front row, second from left in the picture below), Parliamentary Researcher for Ong Kian Ming It’s never a slow day at work.  It’s 8:30am on a gloomy Monday morning at the Democratic Action Party HQ in Pudu. I open my laptop and, one by one, 6 ... Full Article →



Gender equality is not just about women’s issues

7 March, 2014
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2014 International Women’s Day Message By Teo Nie Ching Gender equality is not solely a women’s issues and gender inequality will lead to social inequality. Gender equality matters for Malaysia’s development because the “absent women” represent a skills and brain “drain” from the Malaysian workforce. Currenly, women’s gross enrollment ratio ... 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 →



Culturally in love

10 January, 2014
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(This is the part two of the muhibbah story we featured in “Marriage in Malaysia”. To read the  article, please go to  http://www.therocket.com.my/en/marriage-made-in-malaysia/) He loves to take pictures. His specialty is in the cultural spots and artifacts. Every shot, every frame – a portrait of a living story. Language and ... Full Article →



Marriage made in Malaysia

10 January, 2014
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  In the last edition of the Rocket, our feature story ‘Stepping into cultural melting pot’ by Rocket reporter Faye Chia shows us the forgotten aspect of the quintessential Malaysia’s uniqueness, the ‘muhibbah’ spirit. Here we continue with two feature stories on the muhibbah theme in conjunction with Malaysia’s golden ... Full Article →



Other News

Karpal Singh – Gone, never forgotten

21 April, 2014 0 Comments

By Jay Jay Denis, law student In the wee hours of Thursday morning, 17th of April, news trickled in via Twitter that YB Mr. Karpal Singh, MP for Bukit Gelugor, lost his life together with his wingman, Michael Cornelius.  Time just froze. Malaysia had just lost a 73-year old man ... Full Article →

Karpal Singh – Permanent principles in heart

17 April, 2014 0 Comments

How does one last 44 years in politics, what more for someone on the opposition bench in Malaysia? Karpal Singh counts as one of the select few in this pantheon of toughies. What makes him tick? Two words – principles and grit. In the April edition of the Rocket we ... Full Article →

Thank you, veterans! Because of you, DAP prevails

2 April, 2014 0 Comments

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 →

50 years of Malaysia – Are we a united nation yet?

28 October, 2013 0 Comments

Up until 2009, Malaysia Day was not recognised as a national holiday, a reflection of the apathy the government and many of its citizens had for this country’s history and unity . Constant barrage of news of one race running down another’s religious and racial sensitivity has drowns out the ... Full Article →