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The Young and the Restless

2 March, 2012

The youth being the future of Malaysia is not just a figure of speech. With more than 70 percent of Malaysians under age 40 and below, their aspirations and voting choice will decide the future of the country. The Rocket’s T.K Tan asked DAP parliamentary leader and Ipoh Timur MP ... Full Article →

Politics – Fairer Half To The Fore

7 January, 2012
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Post-March 2008 a new political landscape has evolved, especially for women’s involvement in politics. Serdang Member of Parliament and DAP assistant publicity secretary Teo Nie Ching has experienced these changes firsthand, having been a beneficiary of this new wave in politics. Yet she also knows of the many challenges a ... Full Article →

Capable in her own right

7 December, 2011
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Women will determine the outcome of the next general election. Nurul Izzah Anwar shares with The Rocket’s Chung Hosanna why PR female lawmakers matter and how they decide differently from their male counterparts. Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, better known as Izzah, is part of a new breed of ... 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 →

Young And Purposeful – Lydia Ong

9 October, 2011
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Youth and Sports, Women Development, Family and Community exco and Berapit state assemblywoman Lydia Ong clocks a hectic schedule, courtesy of her targeted constituents, the youths. She tells how engaging them is a challenge and passion she lives for. In the past it was difficult for many youth-based NGOs to ... Full Article →

The day when Malaysia held its breath – July 09, 2011

8 August, 2011
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by Eugene Fong Eng Ping After weeks of arrests and intimidation by the government to play down Bersih 2.0, I was bent on going for the rally. The morning trip on the LRT from Tmn Bahagia to Pasar Seni was all but fun. Adrenaline was running high as I had ... Full Article →

I forgot to bring the teargas canister back

8 August, 2011
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by Justin Low Jian Shin 08.07.2011. Dad called. “Son, where are you? Stay at home alright ok? Store some food at home also…. Just don’t go out ya!” “Okay… at home now… got maggi mee at home… It’s so jam everywhere I won’t go out la.” 09.07.2011 Woke up at ... Full Article →

We are not traitors

8 August, 2011
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by Elaine F. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but lies instead in acting in spite of fear.” I’ve heard numerous variations of that quote, but never have I seen it put so plainly into action with my very own eyes. Prologue 8th of July, I was still weighing ... 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 →
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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 →