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Building today, progressing tomorrow

30 May, 2012
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Will Najib’s billion dollar scandal hurt his image? What impact will Bersih 3.0 have on the coming general elections? How prepared is PR to retain Selangor? The Rocket’s Chung Hosanna asked Selangor State Senior EXCO and DAP National Organising Secretary Teresa Kok these and other tough questions in an election-centric ... Full Article →

Rating The Chances

9 October, 2011
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Inevitably one comes to the multi-million dollar question: will Pakatan Rakyat retain Penang in the next general election? The Rocket’s T.K Tan asked Chow Kon Yeow, Chong Eng, Dr P. Ramasamy, Phee Boon Poh and Lydia Ong about Pakatan’ chances and the pitfalls that it must avoid in order not ... Full Article →

Historic Village Chief Elections Sets 2 Firsts

9 September, 2011
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  In July, two historic precedents were set for the nation. Local government elections returned to Malaysia after a hiatus of 46 years when Pulau Ketam in Selangor held an election for its village head on 31 July 2011. More than 1200 eligible voters turned out to cast their votes ... Full Article →

EC Petition Grant To Challenge Electoral Irregularities

9 September, 2011
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  The Selangor PR state government announced that it will set aside RM1 million for the public to challenge irregularities in the electoral roll. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim announced the grant on 3 August 2011. The funds can be used by those who find discrepancies in the ... Full Article →

Grasshoppers vs giants

9 September, 2011
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Is your constituency a grasshopper or a giant? Not all votes in Malaysia are created equal. Some constituencies, though home to many voters, muster the combined strength of a grasshopper. While others, despite having fewer voters, command the power of a giant. Excessive differences in electorate size (known as malapportionment) ... Full Article →

We are not traitors

8 August, 2011
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by Elaine F. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but lies instead in acting in spite of fear.” I’ve heard numerous variations of that quote, but never have I seen it put so plainly into action with my very own eyes. Prologue 8th of July, I was still weighing ... Full Article →

Mary Josephine : Labouring behind the scenes

3 August, 2011
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 Behind every election campaign are the many volunteers who work tirelessly and selflessly, gratified with just the hope of seeing their candidate raised to the winner’s podium. Mary Josephine, who has served in DAP’s general election campaigns since 1974, knows the joys and pains on that well-worn path. She shares ... Full Article →

A “Rock Concert” Phenomenon

14 May, 2011
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The Sarawak state election was in many ways an exhilarating and unforgettable event not just for the participants, but also for the bystanders. I was fortunate to be counted as one who witnessed the week-long drama unfold in Sibu, seeing a thousand faces and emotions being displayed. Nomination and ceramahs ... Full Article →

BN to Lose at Least 10 Sarawak Seats in the Next General Election

14 May, 2011
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By Liew Chin Tong Besides doubling the number of seats held in this election, PR’s great success lies in reducing BN’s popular vote from 63% in 2006 to the current paltry 55%. Based on the results of this state election, it is forecasted that at least 10 parliamentary seats will ... Full Article →

Ubah! We want change

3 May, 2011
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by Wong Ho Leng Sarawak DAP chairman Fellow Sarawakians. Today is a milestone in our long struggle for change. Pakatan Rakyat has successfully won 15 seats, nearly doubling our representation in the State Assembly. This result is a clear and bold message to the BN Government. The people have declared ... 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 →