Category: "Current Affairs"

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 →

International human rights delegation puts violations in spotlight

14 July, 2015
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A visit by the human rights delegation from Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to Malaysia to investigate the human rights conditions in Malaysia will put the country in international spotlight. Klang MP Charles Santiago said the visit will give further scrutiny to investigate potential human rights violations in the country from various ... Full Article →

Explain use and purchase of spyware, government told

8 July, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR JULY 8: A group of lawyers today called on the government and enforcement authorities to explain its acquisition and use of spyware, as revealed by leaks of the spyware company’s client database yesterday. Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen in a statement said, the LFL viewed with “extreme concern” ... Full Article →

Hadi defending Najib is “the joke of the year”, says MP

7 July, 2015
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The recent statements by PAS president, Abdul Hadi Awang, have raised doubts as to whether Hadi intends to protect the recent scandal-wrought Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Hadi’s recent call on Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to provide four witnesses in order to provide substantiation to the embezzlement claim made against Najib, ... Full Article →

Apologise for uncouth behaviour, DAP Johor demands

7 July, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 6: DAP Johor has demanded an apology from Umno for the “uncivilised’ and “boisterous” behaviour which disrupted the party’s ongoing series of talks, “Forum Kedai Kopi”. In a statement today, DAP Johor chief Liew Chin Tong said text messages were found and disseminated amongst the local citizens ... Full Article →

Bersih 2.0 demands end to political misconduct

6 July, 2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 6: In light of the recent embezzlement allegation against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (BERSIH 2.0) today called upon Malaysians to firmly demand institutional reforms to end all political misconduct, threats to democracy and corruption. “The main reason for ... 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 →
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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 →