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MCA gives up Gelang Patah – Do the same for 25 other seats!

15 April, 2013

JOHOR BAHRI, 15 April 2013 : DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has expressed his disappointment at not being able to contest against MCA party president Chua Soi Lek in the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat in the coming general elections (GE). “Finally the die is cast. From all accounts, MCA ... Full Article →

Here comes the future

2 March, 2012
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By Chung Hosanna If anything was clear from the LGE vs CSL debate, it is that racial politics has overstayed its welcome. The half-a-century-old model of “divide and conquer” as practiced by the race-based coalition Barisan Nasional is on its last legs. When embattled MCA President Chua Soi Lek faced ... Full Article →

Full transcript of LGE vs CSL debate (LGE’s part)

24 February, 2012

Introduction, Lim Guan Eng: First of all, I would like to thank the organisers for this live televised debate. Televised debates mark a new chapter in Malaysian political democracy because it is an important element in the democratisation process. I hope that from today onwards, televised debates will be a ... Full Article →

Gutter Politics 101

1 November, 2011
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Malaysian politics stooped to a new low when Lim Guan Eng’s political opponents accused his son of sexually harassing a schoolmate. In a slanderous blog posting, an UMNO division chief and blogger accused Lim Guan Eng of paying the girl off with RM200,000 to close the case and have his ... Full Article →

BN leaders Question Penang’s Open Tender System

9 September, 2011
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  Penang MCA Women Wing chief Tan Cheng Liang open questioning of why the Penang state Irrigation and Drainage Department’s projects were not awarded to Chinese contractors came under fire from Komtar ADUN Ng Wei Aik. “BN leaders are constantly harping on racial sentiments, with UMNO accusing the Penang PR ... 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 →

What BN leaders say…

3 May, 2011
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What BN leaders say… AFTER POLLING DAY “The rakyat wants a transparent government. I agree with them. The government must change the way they do things and change accordingly in the manner the rakyat wants. Barisan leaders must also be realistic and not be confident that the Sarawakians would continue ... Full Article →

Pahang Ripe for Change

3 November, 2010
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While in Malaysia’s third largest state, The Rocket also took the opportunity to speak with Pahang DAP state secretary and Teras state assemblyman Choong Siew Onn regarding the future of Pakatan Rakyat in Pahang and the political scene. Changing Landscape Regarding the shift in the political landscape of Pahang post ... 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 →

PKFZ: How Many Task Forces Do We Need?

6 November, 2009
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Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s “performance now” government is fast becoming a farce, as yet another special task force has been set up to “investigate” the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) super-scandal. ... 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 →