Category: "Opinion"

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 →

A Merdeka Celebration with a Difference: End of Najib Razak?

28 August, 2015
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By Charles Santiago, DAP MP for Klang What an irony! Fifty eight years ago Malaysians fought against British colonialism, a system that extracted natural resources and created a political economy that promoted the British elite’s interest. Fast forward to today and Malaysians are still being exploited bya ruling elite that ... Full Article →

What would Merdeka mean to Malaysians, this Aug 31?

24 August, 2015
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  By the time August 31 rolls in, we would have celebrated 58 years of Independence — a long, arduous journey of self-discovery for our nation. But this upcoming Merdeka celebration would be different from the ones we’ve had for decades past. This Merdeka would have come from the aftermath ... Full Article →

Will you march for press freedom tomorrow?

7 August, 2015
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by Erik Yee The Star, the people’s paper. It has of late gained a reputation of not being as critical of the government as it once used to be, and those more senior among us will remember this well. After Tunku Abdul Rahman retired as Prime Minister in 1970, the ... Full Article →

Lawyers: Travel ban is ‘appalling’

22 July, 2015
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Travel ban is unconstitutional and a blatant abuse of power Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that members of Parliament Tony Pua, Rafizi Ramli and The Edge Media Group owner Tong Kooi Ong have been barred from leaving the country. The immigration authorities stopped Tony Pua today at KLIA 2 airport ... Full Article →

Keris waving: a decade later

20 July, 2015
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By DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong  A decade ago on 20th July 2005, the then UMNO Youth Chief Hishammudin Hussein gave his infamous keris-wielding speech during the UMNO Youth General Assembly, in a gesture that has come to symbolise UMNO’s turn to right-wing politics ... Full Article →

Reopen Ambank founder murder case to probe for 1MDB connection

7 July, 2015
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Call on IGP to re-open investigations into the murder of AmBank founder Hussein Najadi in broad daylight in centre of Kuala Lumpur on 29th July 2013 to ascertain whether it had any links with 1MDB scandal The situation faced by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his government ... 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 →
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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 →