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Taking Care of Minorities – Prof. Ramasamy

9 October, 2011
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 In a highly politicised environment like Malaysia, religious and race recognition is often seen as a zero sum game for the various races. Penang Deputy Chief Minister II and Perai state assemblyman (ADUN) Professor Dr. P. Ramasamy talks of how interfaith understanding and recognition of others is an asset that ... Full Article →

M.Kulasegaran : Reversing The Tide

4 August, 2011
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 Much has been said about Pakatan Rakyat’s allegedly declining support among the Indian Malaysians and how it will affect Pakatan’s political standing. Ipoh Barat Member of Parliament and DAP national vice chairman M.Kulasegaran shares his views on the issues concerning the Indian community, the steps needed to stem the slide ... Full Article →

Ngeh Koo Ham : Steering Through Choppy Waters

4 August, 2011
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Perak’s unconstitutional toppling of the state government was a watershed event that opened the eyes of many of the uninitiated. Much has passed under the bridge; public sympathy for Pakatan Rakyat has subsided and recent polls suggest it is a toss-up contest for both sides of the divide. The Rocket ... 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 →

Goh Leong San: Making Inroads in Melaka

8 December, 2010
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The Rocket took a tour down to the historic city of Melaka to get to know the state DAP chairman and state assemblyman for Kesidang, Goh Leong San. He shared his views on the key issues facing Melaka, the prospects of Pakatan Rakyat in the state and the future of ... Full Article →

Comfortable in Her Skin – Teo Nie Ching

5 October, 2010
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First-time Member of Parliament for Serdang Teo Nie Ching was quietly serving her voters until she became a household name after her recent visit to a surau was somehow deemed as “insulting to Islam” by some factions. She spoke to The Rocket on what being a Malaysian should mean and ... Full Article →

Reflections on Malaysia’s Path – Charles Santiago

2 September, 2010
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This year marks the first time that 16 September will be an official public holiday, although it is now 47 years since Malaysia as we know it was formed. The Rocket spoke to Klang MP and economic expert Charles Santiago about the meaning of Malaysia Day. Growing up in the ... Full Article →

K. Arumugam: From Policeman to People’s Rep

2 September, 2010

You were a police inspector, and you also have three degrees and a Masters in Criminal Justice. With a civil service background, what led you to join politics? The unfair staff promotion system in the civil service was one of the reasons that eventually led me to leave and then ... Full Article →

Cow head incident mars 52nd Merdeka anniversary

16 October, 2009
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In the incident that shocked the whole country, some 50 residents purporting to be members of the Section 23 residents association in Shah Alam carried out a rowdy protest outside the state government premises on 28 August, where they brought along a severed cow head and proceeded to stomp and ... 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 →