Post Tagged with: "Sarawak"

Cashing Out The Fixed Deposit – Sarawak

30 July, 2012
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BN’s boast of Sarawak being its fixed deposit state is under serious challenge. Years of oppression and discrimination has left its residents, especially the Dayaks seething with anger and restlessness. Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng and state secretary Chong Chien Jen explains why some of the issues afflicting Sarawak ... Full Article →

Are we really free? – Christina Chiew

3 August, 2011
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 It took years for Christina Chiew Wang See to realise that the history textbooks she had been taught in school were not really the whole truth about the country. The newly-elected state assemblywoman for Batu Kawah, Sarawak says she only opened her eyes to the one-sidedness of the history textbooks ... Full Article →

Wong King Wei: Padungan’s Hope

3 August, 2011
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 On first impression, newly-elected Padungan state assemblyman (ADUN) Wong King Wei comes across as the boy next door who made it good in the world. Beneath the disarming charm is a man whose sense of duty to his beloved state Sarawak has led him to leave the comfortable trappings of ... Full Article →

A “Rock Concert” Phenomenon

14 May, 2011
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The Sarawak state election was in many ways an exhilarating and unforgettable event not just for the participants, but also for the bystanders. I was fortunate to be counted as one who witnessed the week-long drama unfold in Sibu, seeing a thousand faces and emotions being displayed. Nomination and ceramahs ... Full Article →

BN to Lose at Least 10 Sarawak Seats in the Next General Election

14 May, 2011
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By Liew Chin Tong Besides doubling the number of seats held in this election, PR’s great success lies in reducing BN’s popular vote from 63% in 2006 to the current paltry 55%. Based on the results of this state election, it is forecasted that at least 10 parliamentary seats will ... Full Article →

Ubah! We want change

3 May, 2011
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by Wong Ho Leng Sarawak DAP chairman Fellow Sarawakians. Today is a milestone in our long struggle for change. Pakatan Rakyat has successfully won 15 seats, nearly doubling our representation in the State Assembly. This result is a clear and bold message to the BN Government. The people have declared ... 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 →

The young and politically restless

3 May, 2011
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About a month before the 2011 Sarawak state elections, a video clip surfaced on YouTube starring the popular DAP hornbill mascot. Titled ‘Ubah vs Taib’, the cheeky video exhorted the people of Sarawak to rise up against the long-standing Chief Minister in the spirit of the social-media-driven revolutions in the ... Full Article →

Sarawak’s future at risk – Interview with Wong Ho Leng, Sarawak DAP Chairman

7 April, 2011
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What are key issues that are the focus of Sarawakians? The main concern for Sarawakians is having opportunities for their children. The governance and systems have been run so poorly in Sarawak due to corruption that only the elite have benefitted from the policies of the government. Many want fairer ... Full Article →

Miri: BN’s bastion forever? – Fong Pau Teck

7 April, 2011
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Sarawak DAP assistant secretary Fong Pau Teck talks about the challenges Miri faces and the work ahead for Pakatan there. Full name: Fong Pau Teck Education: Bachelor of Economics, Soochow University (Taiwan) and Master in Risk Management, University of Southampton (UK) State DAP Post: Assistant Secretary Age : 42 What ... 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 →