MP for Kluang • Political Education Director, Democratic Action Party

A nation in waiting

Malaysia is a nation in waiting for a profound change, especially since the 1999 general election, when sufficient numbers of Malaysians voted for a corrupt-free government, a democratic political system, and a more equitable distribution of opportunities and resources.

The themes that captured the attention of the electorate during the 1999 general election remained the same for the two subsequent elections, 2004 and 2008, except that in the 2004 elections, it was former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who stole the reform platform. The cry for reform was real ever since Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assumed the premiership nearly 30 years ago.

The one-party state that has ruled the country since independence refused to recognise the need to change despite suffering heavy blows in the 2008 general election.

It is my fervent hope to see the nation in waiting for more than a decade will rise again to democratise our political system, to free our government from corruption, and to see through the transformation of our society that has social justice and equal opportunity at heart.

Only in such a society that we can restore hope and trust, and bring a new lease of life to our nation that is tired of waiting for change.

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Elected as Member of the Malaysian Federal Parliament for Bukit Bendera in the March 2008 election. Since 1999, Chin Tong has served DAP in various capacities and is now a Member of its Central Executive Committee, serving as International Secretary.

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Disclose fuel price mechanism now

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 21st November 2014 The DAP cautiously welcomes the potential reduction of RON5 and diesel pump prices and calls on the Barisan Nasional Government to disclose the new managed float system immediately. First, the DAP cautiously welcomes the potential savings… Read More

Post-Cold War defense policy still overly concentrated on Army, Peninsular Malaysia

Speech by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong while debating the Defense Ministry’s budget at the Committee stage in Parliament Issued on 19th November 2014 It’s time for Malaysia’s Defense Policy to leave the Cold War mould and base itself on new realities in order to face the new… Read More

Calling for a revised Budget 2015 while welcoming Ahmad Maslan’s u-turn on the RON95 price

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on Monday 17th November 2014 I would like to welcome the latest statement by Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan who just did a u-turn on the price of RON95 petrol. More importantly, Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dato’ Seri Najib… Read More

Guillotine option should be “guillotined” immediately

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 16th November 2014 The so-called “guillotine option” by Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Abdullah should be “guillotined” immediately. The obsession with such inhumane methods of punishment on the part of Nik Amar is dissapointing. Kelantan Deputy… Read More

“KPI of road deaths” joke – Transport Minister must recognise that Malaysia has the world’s highest road deaths per capita

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 14th November 2014 I call on Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai to recognise the fact that Malaysia has the world’s highest road deaths per capita and not to continue with massaging data to argue that Malaysia has… Read More

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    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconNovember 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Liew Chin Tong shared Pusat Komuniti Pakatan Rakyat Kluang's status update.

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    Pusat Komuniti Pakatan Rakyat Kluang

    Pagi ini, kami telah menghubungi Unit Perkhidmatan Pelanggan Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) untuk bertanya tentang permulaan laluan perjalanan antara JB Sentral-Woodlands, Singapura yang dijadualkan pada 1 Disember.

    Melalui perbualan tersebut, kami dapat berkongsi maklumat di bawah untuk rujukan anda semua:

    1. Terdapat dua jenis tiket keretapi iaitu pas bulanan dan tiket harian. Bagi tiket harian, tiket sehala dan tiket ulang-alik ditetapkan pada kadar RM 5 dan RM 10 masing-masing. Terdapat sedikit kekeliruan maklumat tentang harga pas bulanan, di mana pihak KTM memberitahu bahawa harga pas ditetapkan pada RM240 manakala pihak stesen JB Sentral menjual pas pada harga RM 244.

    2. Anda boleh membeli pas bulanan di stesen Woodlands di Singapura dengar kadar harga $SGD240, iaitu matawang Singapore Dollar. Harganya lebih mahal berbanding jika dibeli di Malaysia.

    3. Pas bulanan boleh didapati mulai pada 27 November, kaunter akan dibuka dari jam 8:30 pagi hingga 9 malam. Walau bagaimanapun, kami diberitahu oleh staf JB Sentral bahawa penjualan tiket hanya bermula pada 28 November. Sila hubungi pejabat JB Sentral untuk mengesahkan tarikh dan masa pembelian sebenar (07-2234727).

    4. Pas bulanan hanya boleh didapati di JB Sentral dan tidak boleh didapati di stesen keretapi lain ataupun atas talian.

    5. Tempat duduk adalah atas dasar "free-seating" (bebas memilih). Anda mungkin terpaksa berdiri sepanjang perjalanan.

    Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila layari http://www.ktmb.com.my, hubungi talian KTMB 1300-88-5862 ataupun JB Sentral
    07-2234727.

    Harap maklumat tersebut boleh dapat membantu anda semua

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    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconNovember 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Walaupun mengalu-alukan kemungkinan penurunan harga minyak RON95 dan diesel, DAP mengambil sikap berhati-hati dan menggesa kerajaan membentangkan mekanisme kaedah ‘pengapungan terkawal’ yang akan digunakan.

    Ahli Parlimen Kluang Liew Chin Tong berkata, kerajaan perlu merangka langkah yang akan diambil bagi meringankan beban rakyat sekiranya harga minyak mentah global kembali meningkat.

    “Harga minyak mentah global sememangnya sudah turun lebih murah daripada harga RON95 (RM2.30) dan diesel (RM2.20).

    “Seperti yang disebut berulang kali, sejak 31 Oktober lalu rakyat telah pun seperti membayar ‘cukai minyak’. Maka kami mengalu-alukan, walaupun tetap berhati-hati, kemungkinannya turunnya harga minyak dan diesel.

    “Kami menggesa kerajaan mendedahkan kaedah dan formula sistem ‘pengapungan terkawal’ – atau dipanggil ‘apungan kotor’ oleh pemain industri – yang akan digunakan untuk menjaga ketelusan,” kata Chin Tong dalam satu kenyataan.

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    Berita Dedah mekanisme harga minyak segera 21 November 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, 21 NOV: Walaupun mengalu-alukan kemungkinan penurunan harga minyak RON95 dan diesel, DAP mengambil sikap berhati-hati dan menggesa kerajaan membentangkan mekanisme kaedah ‘pengapungan terkawal’ yang akan digunakan. Ahli Parlim…

    Liew Chin Tong
    November 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Left a meeting at Mid-Valley at 530p.m, drove to every directions, all congested. Reached Kajang at 830p.m.

    Najib told Parliament when presenting Budget 2015 that "this is due to the increase in number of vehicles from 13.6 million units in 2008 to 23.7 million units in 2013."

    There is no way that we can build enough highways to cater for such a huge rise in newly registered vehicles.

    Public transport is the only way out. However, when BN governments thought about public transport, it is MRT, LRT - essentially big contracts for the cronies.

    We should go back to the basics: build an efficiently functioning bus based system.

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconNovember 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Nasib Najib dan ekonomi

    Berapa lama lagi Datuk Seri Najib Razak mampu mengekalkan jawatan Perdana Menteri? Apa cabaran yang dihadapi Malaysia dan apakah masa depan UMNO?

    Selain daripada Tunku Abdul Rahman dan Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Najib menjadi Perdana Menteri yang paling lama berkuasa kerana Tun Abdul Razak hanya memegang jawatan untuk tempoh 5 tahun 4 bulan; sementara Tun Hussein Onn 5 tahun 6 bulan; Tun Abdullah Badawi 5 tahun 5 bulan dan Najib kini sudah menjangkau 5 tahun 7 bulan.

    Sokongan terhadap Najib di kalangan masyarakat Melayu telah menjunam ke tahap yang tidak lagi memuaskan. Satu-satunya sagu hati yang mampu merawat luka Najib adalah popularitinya masih lebih tinggi berbanding kerajaan Barisan Nasional secara keseluruhannya.

    Baca selanjutnya: http://liewchintong.com/?p=7685

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    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconNovember 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Disclose fuel price mechanism now

    The DAP cautiously welcomes the potential reduction of RON95 and diesel pump prices and calls on the Barisan Nasional Government to disclose the new managed float system immediately.

    First, the DAP cautiously welcomes the potential savings for consumers as the global crude oil price has already fallen below the current pump price of RM2.30 for RON95 and RM2.20 for diesel. As repeatedly highlighted by DAP and Pakatan Rakyat since 31st October 2014, Malaysians are indeed already paying a “fuel tax” without one being imposed.

    Second, the Government must disclose the formula for the managed float, which industrial players call “dirty float”, for greater transparency.

    Third, the Government must also draw up a plan of what it would do in the event that the petrol price rises again to ease the burden of the people.

    Fourth, in the long run, the Government must invest a lot more to create an efficient and affordable public transportation system so that the Malaysian public will rely less on private vehicles, hence end our dependence on petroleum.

    In hindsight, the criticism against the recent October 2014 petrol hike by the Opposition is proven right that the Government was raising pump prices at a time when global crude oil prices were falling. After the ensuing panic arising from the chain effect of the price hike, the government is now forced to make a u-turn.

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