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Welcome to the nightmare…

7 December, 2011
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LIM GUAN ENG The new Peaceful Assembly Act 2011 should rightfully be called the Illegal Assembly Act. It is worse than the Police Act which has been used to deny the people’s right to peaceful assembly for years. The new law does not even state the number of people that ... Full Article →

The lady and the Islamist gentleman

3 December, 2011
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What do Teresa Kok and Khalid Samad have in common? Pakatan Rakyat, piousness, ISA detention and yes, the azan issue. The pair forged an unlikely friendship born out of controversy (Khalid helped Teresa during the azan issue which led to her ISA arrest). Indeed, unity can be found in the ... Full Article →

Najib’s Pak Lah moment

14 October, 2011
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by Liew Chin Tong Like his predecessor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the ultimate challenge facing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is not an external one. It is internal. In fact, it is an issue of personality. He simply lacks conviction. A hundred foreign public relations firms doing a function ... Full Article →

We may end up with two ISAs

9 October, 2011
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This is an excerpt of ABC’s Radio Australia News’s interview with Saudara Lim Guan Eng in Melbourne, Australia last month. Presenter: Cameron Wilson Speaker: Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and Secretary General of Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party WILSON: … I’d like to hear your personal experience with the ... Full Article →

Seriously, Najib?

9 October, 2011
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by Lim Kit Siang  The malicious and selective prosecution of PAS Deputy President Mohamad Sabu for criminal defamation should dampen the euphoria in certain quarters sparked by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s latest gambit to brand himself as the reformer par excellence to make Malaysia the “best democracy ... Full Article →

The Man Who Held The Fort

3 August, 2011
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The death of the late DAP stalwart and former ISA detainee Chian Heng Kai on 16th May 2011 from liver cancer was a great loss to the party and the nation. DAP held a memorial for the former DAP National Vice-Chairman on 14th June 2011 at the Kuala Lumpur and ... 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 →

Shining for Seputeh and Selangor – Teresa Kok

3 September, 2010
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In conjuction with Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day, what does it mean for our country to be celebrating its 47th year as a nation? We are all citizens of Malaysia and proud to be so. As such, we should all love this country and I think the unexpected results of ... Full Article →

ISA: 50 Years of Oppression – Lim Guan Eng

3 September, 2010
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Chief Minister of Penang and DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng was the first to be arrested during the infamous operation Lalang clampdown, and he was the last of the 1987 batch to be released. Here, he shares his experience under the draconian ISA What are your thoughts on the ... Full Article →

BN declares war on Pakatan in Selangor

15 October, 2009
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It’s official. Barisan Nasional is hell-bent on wresting back Selangor from Pakatan Rakyat. It was reported by Bernama on 26 July that the Selangor UMNO has been asked to hold information campaigns under the Conquer Selangor Initiative Programme (Pintas) in all 56 state constituencies in Selangor beginning August. ... 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 →