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It’s not about national or vernacular schools; we need to master various languages

19 February, 2012
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By Liew Chin Tong Let me begin by saying that we need a new framework for a new era. The dichotomy between vernacular languages and the national language is an outmoded one. The old thinking presupposes that each of us can only master a language and not more than one. ... Full Article →

UMNO’s right turn

7 February, 2012
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By Liew Chin Tong For reference, see the first part of this article here. As I walked from my hotel room to a meeting in Port Dickson in July 2005, I remember holding a newspaper with a photo of Hishammuddin Hussein brandishing a keris on its cover. At that moment, ... Full Article →

Dissecting Mahathir’s grand design

30 January, 2012
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by Liew Chin Tong  Not many of us remembered that Barisan Nasional survived and thrived electorally for an extended period from 1991 to 2005 as a result of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s grand compromise in the form of Vision 2020. Coercive tools and undemocratic means like security power to arrest ... Full Article →

Firefly Cutbacks – Less Flights Home For East Malaysians

7 January, 2012
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Travel to Sabah and Sarawak will become more difficult and very likely more expensive now that Firefly is ceasing its jet operations to Sabah and Sarawak.  The MAS-Air Asia Collaboration is causing many flights to be stopped. It appears that Air Asia is the chief beneficiary while ordinary Malaysians suffer. ... Full Article →

The political terrain in 2012

1 January, 2012
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by Liew Chin Tong Will we see a change of government in Malaysia in the coming general election? The 12th general election in 2008 produced a devastating result for Barisan Nasional.  BN received 49 percent of popular votes in the Peninsula while the opposition gained a combined vote of 51 ... Full Article →

The black swan

1 November, 2011
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by Liew Chin Tong Nassim Taleb’s bestseller “The Black Swan” talks about a world shaped by highly improbable events. He argues that most of what that we take for granted after the event was considered impossible before the event. We know swans are white and that acquired common sense often ... 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 →

MAS-Air Asia cartel: Punishing the rakyat

9 September, 2011
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by Liew Chin Tong  The MAS-Air Asia Comprehensive Collaboration Framework announced on 9 August is terrible news for Malaysian consumers and air travellers. GLCs Khazanah and CIMB are creating an airline cartel that will result in higher air fares and less frequent flights. As reported in The Edge Financial Daily ... Full Article →

Pakatan Rakyat to build a fairer Malaysia, lure return talent

3 July, 2011
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Corruption, social injustice pushing Malaysians away    DAP National Publicity Secretary Tony Pua criticizes Talent Corp for attempting to use incentives to lure return talent without addressing the underlying inequitable policies which drive Malaysians away in the first place.   Pua likens Talent Corp’s approach to “using Panadol to treat ... Full Article →

Talent Corp a resurrection of Pak Lah’s failed Brain Gain Program?

3 July, 2011
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Whatever happened to Pak Lah’s all-but-defunct Brain Gain Malaysia? Launched in late 2006 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI), the program was touted to lure returning talent in several prioritised areas targeted by the Malaysian government. Brain Gain Malaysia intended to entice 50 top-tier scientists 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 →