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Seeds of Merdeka

3 August, 2011
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by Wan Hamidi Hamid   There is an important period of our country’s history that is conveniently left out in the history books being taught in the last three decades. Perhaps these historical facts are not in line with UMNO-Barisan Nasional’s perception of history. The seeds of independence were sown ... Full Article →

The story behind the Rocket symbol: Dr Chen Man Hin

18 March, 2011
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In August/September of 1965, a small group of supporters led by Devan Nair, met and discussed the future. Members of the group were Devan Nair, Dr S Seevaratnam, lawyer Xavier, Goh Hock Guan, Chan Kok Kit, Walter Loh, Peter Dass, and myself. Despite the grim situation, all of us unanimously agreed to ... Full Article →

DAP Then and Now: Interview with Fong Kui Lun

18 March, 2011
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1) As DAP turns 45 this year, what is the party’s legacy? DAP has performed its role well in upholding the constitution by protecting the rights of the various ethnic communities. While we have supported to upheld Bahasa Malaysia as the national language, we have also strived to protect the ... Full Article →

Highs and Lows in 45 years: Interview with Karpal Singh

18 March, 2011
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Highs and lows The lowest was when Lim Kit Siang and myself lost our seats (in 1999), more so for him because he had been holding parliamentary seats consecutively since 1969 and also, he lost by just 108 votes. I lost by 770 votes. For him to have lost at ... Full Article →

From Malaysian Malaysia to Malaysian First -by Wan Hamidi Hamid

2 March, 2011
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  The DAP is irrevocably committed to the ideal of a free, democratic and socialist Malaysia, based on the principles of racial equality, and social and economic justice, and founded on the institutions of parliamentary democracy. We believe that it is possible to mobilise the support of the big majority ... Full Article →

Being Mrs. Lim Kit Siang

25 February, 2011
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Neo Geok Tee, a simple homemaker who spent half a century quietly looking after the family, the woman behind the political giant has managed to remain largely out of the public eye while her iconic husband served the nation through triumphs, tragedies, and great toil. Early days Kit Siang’s initial ... Full Article →

Guan Eng: Kit Siang inspires us to greatness.

25 February, 2011
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How does one acclaim a man who is a living legend? Recognised by every Malaysian for his tireless advocacy for justice and freedom. Acknowledged by friend and foe as an indefatigable fighter for a better Malaysia. And admired universally for his unquestioned courage, incorruptibility and integrity. Shakespeare wrote that some ... Full Article →

Portrait of my father, Fan Yew Teng

3 January, 2011
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By Pauline Fan [THE ROCKET] It has not been easy to bid farewell to my father, a man who touched so many not just by his tenacious commitment to social justice and through his incisive political writings, but also through his warm, radiant, playful personality. Papa was a wellspring of ... Full Article →

Fan Yew Teng – a Patriot and Humanist

3 January, 2011
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By Lim Kit Siang [THE ROCKET] All who know Saudara Fan Yew Teng grieve at his passing in Bangkok on December 7, 2010, losing his personal battle to cancer. As I alluded when Parliament observed one-minute’s silence as respect to Fan and condolence to the bereaved family, his wife Dr ... 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 →