Category: "National"

Reframing our discourse: Three questions for Malaysians

26 January, 2017
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Chinese New Year message by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang, Liew Chin Tong in Kluang on 26th January 2017 If we want to see the end of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s kleptocracy, corrupt practices, and abuse of power, merely expressing the feelings of discontentment and dissatisfaction ... Full Article →

Towards a Malaysia without Umno

23 January, 2017
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By Izmil Amri (translated from an article first published on Roketkini) Middle-aged, stocky, with moustaches that bristle — the group of Malay men who approached DAP Parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang at a night-time teh tarik session in Gombak recently could be said to be shy, almost sheepish, as they ... Full Article →

Malapportionment made worse with EC’s redelineation, says analyst

18 January, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18: The imbalance of voter numbers in the upcoming polls will be made worse with the Election Commissions’ proposed redelineation exercise, an analyst has said. In a report by The Malay Mail Online, political and social analyst Dr Wong Chin Huat warned that the redelineation, due this ... Full Article →

DAP moots parliamentary bureau for its MPs on Felda

18 January, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18: The DAP has formed a parliamentary bureau to help its elected representatives champion the cause of Felda settlers. DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang in a statement said, the DAP formed the bureau to support its MPs in making sure that Felda settlers do not become ... Full Article →

Investments from China: Malaysia can afford to be – and should be – choosy

13 January, 2017
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By Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director Investments from China is now a hotly debated subject after Chinese state-owned entities bailed out 1MDB, and in the wake of the mega deals announced during Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to China in November 2016. Broadly, we welcome China’s investments, just ... Full Article →

Despite millions allocated, road to Orang Asli villages still a muddy mess

12 January, 2017
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By Fatih Hassan Nordin CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Jan 12, 2017: The millions allocated by the Federal Government for rebuilding key roads into rural Orang Asli villages seem to have come up empty, as the roads remain a muddy mess even after 5 years.  A visit by Impian Malaysia and Roketkini found ... Full Article →

Sarawak CM passes away

11 January, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11, 2017: Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has passed away, aged 72. Adenan became the fifth chief minister on Feb 28, 2014, replacing Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, and was a popular and highly-respected leader. DAP MPs took to social media in an immediate response to ... Full Article →

Benevolent corporate, or reckless spender? DAP’s Pua asks 1MDB

11 January, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11, 2017: The RM690million apparently spent on “worthy causes” by the debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is reckless spending, and not benevolent charity, a DAP lawmaker today said. DAP Publicity chief Tony Pua in a statement said, 1MDB’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, ostensibly executed from the ... Full Article →

Economic déjà vu as ringgit plummets

5 January, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5: The plummeting value of the ringgit is like a case of déjà vu, with continued depreciation despite rising crude oil prices and so-called ‘fairly strong export growth’, a DAP lawmaker said today. DAP Publicity chief Tony Pua in a statement today said the ringgit’s depreciation has continued ... Full Article →

“My political struggles are an open book”: Kit Siang

3 January, 2017
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After 5 decades in politics, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has seen and heard it all — from being accused of being a communist to being pinned with the blame for the race riots of May 13, 1969, he has been the target of attack numerous times. Yet his ... 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 →