Post Tagged with: "Malaysian First"

Stand up and be counted – Tunku Aziz

1 November, 2011
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UMNO wanted to draft him when he came back from university, but Tunku Abdul Aziz preferred to assert his independence. He spent decades building a reputation as a campaigner for transparency and good governance, notably through his work with Transparency International and the United Nations. The writer and current DAP ... Full Article →

Insecurity is the heart of racism – Hannah Yeoh

8 September, 2011
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When Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh and her husband Ramachandran Muniandy decided to register their newborn daughter as “anak Malaysia”, nobody told them that it would unearth deep-seated insecurity in Malaysians’ attitudes towards race. Hannah believes that there is a sizeable amount of Malaysians who – like her – ... Full Article →

Embrace our differences – Gobind Singh Deo

8 September, 2011
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If left unchecked, the current divide between races will be an impediment to achieving Bangsa Malaysia, says MP for Puchong, Gobind Singh Deo. Calling it a “major problem and public issue in the country”, Gobind chided the BN government for its lack of initiative and commitment to eradicate escalating tensions. ... Full Article →

MCA insults Hannah Yeoh, NRD Rejects Anak Malaysia As Race

3 August, 2011
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Not only was Subang Jaya State Assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh’s attempt to register her newborn daughter’s race as ‘anak Malaysia’ rejected by the National Registration Department, her bid to reject racial politics was insulted by the MCA. MCA mouthpiece The Star reported MCA Public Complaints Bureau advisor Datuk C.K. Lim as ... 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 →

Leading by Example – Hannah Yeoh

3 November, 2010
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One of the busiest state assemblymen in the country, Hannah Yeoh is truly a multi-tasker who manages to always live by her principles. Over breakfast, she shared with The Rocket what she has learned through serving her urban constituency and what DAP and Pakatan need to improve on without delay. ... 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 →
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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 →