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Desperate BN attempts to stops DAP from contesting in GE

18 April, 2013
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In an unprecedented move by the BN government, the federal government-controlled Registrar of Societies (ROS) has chosen not to recognise DAP’s party leadership, the Central Executive Committee line-up elected during the party congress last year in Penang. In a press conference held today, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that ... 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 →

Forging a partnership

1 November, 2011
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DAP and PAS has certainly traversed a long and windy path to comradeship. PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu or popularly known as Mat Sabu, savours the moment and speaks of challenges both parties need to overcome to sustain this relationship further.  For decades DAP and PAS were pigeonholed and stereotyped ... Full Article →

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 →

Stretching your ringgit: A pre-budget analysis

14 October, 2011
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Thirty-year-old marketing executive Johan’s life hasn’t changed since Prime Minister Najib Razak rolled out BN’s “big is better” Budget 2011, best remembered for announcing the 100-storey Warisan Merdeka tower. Like many young working adults, the only house Johan can afford on his current salary is a two-room flat that would ... Full Article →

Senior Citizens Received RM49 Million From State

9 October, 2011
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Through the Golden Age Friendly Program (SMUE) program, at least 20,999 senior citizens have already benefitted from the state government’s assistance. This amount covers a provision of RM 49 million by the state government since its inception in 2008 to April this year. This program is part of the first ... Full Article →

Attending to all matters local – Chow Kon Yeow

9 October, 2011
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As the executive councillor (exco) in charge of the local councils (LC) and traffic management, Penang DAP state chairman and Padang Kota state assemblyman Chow Kon Yeow has taken the task with steady steering and resilience.  This is to be expected when handling one of the most crucial portfolios in ... Full Article →

Delivering the goods: Kedah’s achievements under PR

9 September, 2011
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Years of incompetency and corruption under BN’s rule has resulted in the state government being broke financially; in 2008 the state owed more than RM 2 billion in debts to the federal government, mainly due to water supply plans and projects. Yet in the short span of three years, Pakatan’s ... Full Article →

Perlis – Sleepy No More?

9 September, 2011
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Perlis was spared in the 2008 political tsunami. However things are set to change with the series of events taking place, both nationally and locally. Indeed the locals are bracing themselves for the forthcoming quake, and many Malaysians may just be surprised at what will come out of this sleepy ... Full Article →

Lee Guan Aik – Retaining The Rice Bowl State

9 September, 2011
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In the September edition the Rocket covers one of the nation’s crucial battleground states, Kedah. DAP’s sole elected representative in the state, Kedah DAP state chairman and Kota Darul Aman state assemblyman Lee Guan Aik, speaks about some of the changes that the Kedah PR state government has brought about, ... 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 →