Post Tagged with: "Johor"

Singapore, Sea Reclamation and Fishermen

7 May, 2014

By Mahdzir Ibrahim,  Traditional fishermen are those who use traditional equipment such as fishing rod, fish cages or nets with the small boat and outboard engine to fish. They also include those who collect shellfishes and snails at the shore. Reports of the country’s total fishing catches in 2011 shows ... Full Article →

Battle for Gelang Patah – For Johor and Malaysia!

15 April, 2013

JOHOR BAHRU, 15 April 2013 – DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said that his contest for the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat in the coming general elections (GE) was a high-risk decision, but that he had decided to do it for the sake of Malaysia. “When I decided to leave ... Full Article →

Johor’s Trust Betrayed

2 August, 2012

The list of problems and corruption cases plaguing the state as a result of one-party dominance has cost the state and federal governments millions, if not billions of ringgit. A glimpse of some of the white elephant projects and mismanagement by BN shows why a change of government is the ... Full Article →

Coming To Terms With Singapore

13 July, 2012

by TK Tan Johor’s love and hate relationship with Singapore is well known, with Johor mostly doing the disparaging. However, economic reality weighs heavily in Singapore’s favour. Norman Fernandez, Johor DAP deputy chairman, points out that JB’s prosperity is dependent on Singapore. According to the World Bank’s ‘Malaysia Economic Monitor ... Full Article →

Johor Malays, UMNO’s Fixed Deposit? – Ahmad Ton

5 January, 2011
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Much has been said about Barisan Nasional’s might in Johor. For the casual observer, the unwavering support that Johoreans especially the Malays give to BN even in times when political change spreads across the country, is baffling. The Rocket gets Johor DAP’s state vice chairman Ahmad Ton’s views on why ... Full Article →

Johor, Steady Progress for Pakatan – Norman Fernandez

5 January, 2011
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While down south, The Rocket also caught up with Johor DAP state deputy chairman Norman Fernandez and heard his honest take on the fortunes of Pakatan Rakyat and the political scenario in Johor. Shifting Opinions Johor which has been known as UMNO and Barisan Nasional’s stronghold, has been seeing some ... Full Article →

Dr. Boo Cheng Hau : Bringing Johor Forward

5 January, 2011
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[THE ROCKET] In this series, the Rocket travels down south to Johor where the state DAP Chairman and state assemblyman for Skudai, Dr Boo Cheng Hau shares his experiences studying in the Caribbean as well his views on Pakatan Rakyat and what the next elections may bring to his beloved ... Full Article →

BN Johor bulldozes amendment to State Constitution

6 November, 2009
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The amendment has substituted a new condition for “by-election” within Part II Article 23 Clause (5) of the constitution. The latest provision stipulated that “a casual vacancy shall be filled within 60 days from the date on which it is established by the Election Commission (EC) that is a vacancy”. ... 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 →