Post Tagged with: "BN"

Open letter to Curtin University on the conferment of Honorary Doctorate to Rosmah Mansor

14 February, 2012

To the attention of: Julia Nicol Director, Public Relations and Publications, Curtin University Tel: +618 9266 7711 Email: [email protected] Mr Pip Lapelms PR Manager, Curtin University, WA Australia. Tel: +61 08 9266 1930 Email: [email protected] I would like to refer to your recent media release on Curtin University’s Honorary Doctorate of Letters award to ... Full Article →

UMNO’s right turn

7 February, 2012
1 Comment

By Liew Chin Tong For reference, see the first part of this article here. As I walked from my hotel room to a meeting in Port Dickson in July 2005, I remember holding a newspaper with a photo of Hishammuddin Hussein brandishing a keris on its cover. At that moment, ... Full Article →

Dissecting Mahathir’s grand design

30 January, 2012
Comments Off

by Liew Chin Tong  Not many of us remembered that Barisan Nasional survived and thrived electorally for an extended period from 1991 to 2005 as a result of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s grand compromise in the form of Vision 2020. Coercive tools and undemocratic means like security power to arrest ... Full Article →

Of cows, condominiums and corruption

7 December, 2011
Comments Off

by Lim Kit Siang The Auditor-General Report 2010 on the continuing horror stories about misappropriation and waste of public funds, criminal breach of trust, negligence and gross abuses of power is a damning indictment on the first full-year Najib premiership. It demonstrated that nothing has really changed despite grandiloquent sloganeering ... Full Article →

The Race Card: BN’s get out of jail card -by Hannah Yeoh

7 December, 2011
Comments Off

How should a responsible and competent Consumer Affairs Minister respond to claims and evidences of dangerously contaminated and harmful products? One would reasonably expect, at the very least, for the Minister to order a complete and thorough independent examination of the products and investigation of its suppliers and manufacturers. But ... Full Article →

Deal or no deal, KR1M?

7 December, 2011
Comments Off

        ... Full Article →

KR1M scam misleading the poor?

7 December, 2011
Comments Off

Is it really that cheap? KR1M advertises potential savings of “up to 50 per cent” on 250 items as compared to what could be purchased elsewhere. When investigated, these claims were found to be misleading. Based on a basket of 23 common daily household goods and food items bought at ... Full Article →

Scandals and Swindlers

7 December, 2011
Comments Off

  The National Sports Council (NSC) bought 23 horses via direct negotiation for RM5.7 million without obtaining approval from the Treasury. Only five of those horses competed in the WEC 2008 while the rest did not fulfill the requirements set by the International Equestrian Federation. The “unfit” horses were handed ... Full Article →

The black swan

1 November, 2011
Comments Off

by Liew Chin Tong Nassim Taleb’s bestseller “The Black Swan” talks about a world shaped by highly improbable events. He argues that most of what that we take for granted after the event was considered impossible before the event. We know swans are white and that acquired common sense often ... Full Article →


1 November, 2011
Comments Off

Malaysia is rich with natural resources including petroleum and natural gas, how could more than half its citizens earn below RM3000 per month? The following statistics are a clear indictment of Barisan Nasional’s failure to create a high income society. The inconvenient truth Behind the façade of the massive, impressive ... Full Article →
Other News

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 →