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
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.
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.
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
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
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