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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Internship Program with Kluang MP, Liew Chin Tong

Interns, we want you! After fierce campaign during general election, 222 Members of Parliament are elected to serve the people. What exactly does an MP do? How do they juggle between their duties in Parliament, policy-making, serving constituents and attending to political party affairs? If you are curious to know what goes on behind the… Read More

Is the end of Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) nigh?

Media statement by DAP Johor State Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong in Kluang on 30th June 2014 The shocking massive reclamation project outside Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is threatening the existence of the port and I call on the new Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai to take a stand on… Read More

Liow should demand a seat in the real cabinet – the Economic Council

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang on 28th June 2014 in Johor Bahru Very few people understand how strange and weird the Malaysian Cabinet structure is. The economy is the most important part of modern governance – in fact, the real issues – yet the Malaysian Cabinet has almost… Read More

Liow Tiong Lai’s first test as Transport Minister

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on Friday 27th June 2014 in Kuala Lumpur The Malaysian cabinet is a weird creature: that the Transport Minister has entirely no say over public transport is mind boggling. The first test for Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai as Transport… Read More

“Cabinet expansion” confirms Najib’s inability to revamp UMNO line-up

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 25th June 2014 ‎Today’s cabinet reshuffle should more aptly be described as a “‎cabinet expansion”. No deadwood was dropped from the cabinet and more importantly, Prime Minister Najib Razak failed to present a new slate of UMNO ministers. Since… Read More

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    Facebook IconJuly 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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    Melawat Ketua Pemuda UMNO Kluang Khairul Anwar Rahmat semalam bersama ADUN Mengkibol Tan Hong Pin malam semalam.

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    Ahli Parlimen Kluang, YB Liew Chin Tong, Adun Mengkibol YB Tan Hong Pin dan beberapa temannya datang beraya di rumah ibu saya sebentar tadi. YDP Pas Kluang, Khairul Faizi dikhabarkan dalam perjalanan tetapi terpaksa pulang kerana ibunya bertandang ke rumah. Insyaallah, beliau akan berkunjung kemudian katanya.

    Walaupun berbeda fikrah dan parti siasah, ia tidak menghalang kami untuk berkunjungan dan bertanya khabar.

    Kami datang dari generasi yg sama, 1976/1977. Kita pernah tertunggu2 siri drama Opah, McGyver dan Knight Rider. Kita dengar lagu yg sama dari Richard Marx, Roxette, Search dan Wings. Kita belajar sejarah dari buku teks yang sama. Kita cukup dengan wang saku sekolah sebanyak 30sen-50sen, untuk Mamee serta kadangkala kumpul mainan dalam Ding Dang dan Tora.

    Dalam santai, saya ajukan, jika kita boleh kongsi banyak kenangan manis bersama, mengapa tidak kita cipta lebih banyak kenangan manis untuk generasi masa depan ? :)

    Dalam suasana santai lebaran juga, kami sempat bertukar fikiran banyak perkara:-

    1-Soal global, keamanan sejagat, tatkala dunia mengutuk kekejaman terhadap Palestin dan pesawat MH17, selain pemilihan Jokowi sebagai Presiden baru Indonesia.

    2-Pelbagai harapan rakyat Malaysia terutama isu melingkari orang muda, pengangkutan awam, kos sara hidup, kemudahan kesihatan awam, isu pekerja asing, prinsip integriti dalam pentadbiran dan soal keharmonian antara kaum.

    3. Isu setempat di negeri Johor dan daerah Kluang. Saya minta beliau sampaikan kepada Adun DAP Senai bahawa Pemuda Umno Kluang dan Pemuda Umno Johor tegas menyokong kerajaan mengenakan bayaran terhadap kenderaan Singapura. Memang wajib mereka berkongsi kos selenggara jalan yang mencecah RM100 juta ! Kami juga sedia bertemu Adun DAP itu untuk wacana ilmiah.

    Selain itu, saya turut kongsikan dengan beliau erti Aidilfitri dalam konteks yang luas. Ia seharusnya menyatupadukan umat manusia, melupakan perbedaan- melalui gema takbir seluruh dunia.

    Saya bilang lagi, umat Islam hiasi Syawal dengan takbir dan tahmid.

    Selepas sebulan menahan ujian Ramadhan, Aidilfitri disambut dengan penuh rahmat, adab dan hemah.

    Melihat lunak wajah mereka, saya pasti anak-anak muda ini akan membawa obor yg baik dalam jiwa politik siasah mereka. Kita berharap dapat meneruskan gelombang politik matang kepada ahli di seluruh peringkat.

    Sesungguhnya, kita bukan memiliki negara ini, bahkan kita meminjamnya utk diwariskan dalam keadaan lebih baik untuk generasi mendatang.

    Ayuh semarakkan persefahaman, kurangkan perbedaan pandangan, julangkan kemuafakatan dan keharmonian ! :)

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    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconJuly 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Had lunch with Sdr Kerk Kim Hock who turned 58 years old today. Present were Mrs Kerk and Raymond Chong.

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    Facebook IconJuly 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

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    Sempat melawat rumah Ketua Pemuda PAS Suhaizan Kayat pagi tadi. Dapat menyaksikan Majlis Marhaban, tradisi orang Jawa untuk saling memohon maaf pada hari raya.

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    Facebook IconJuly 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm

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    Semua dijemput hadir esok.

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    Semua dijemput ke Pelancaran buku 'BANGKIT : Tempoh Pentadbiran Abdullah Badawi di Malaysia' pada 30hb Julai, Rabu, 3pm di the Stage, Hall 5, English Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

    Dilancarkan oleh Zaid Ibrahim, Ahli Panel James Chin, Liew Chin Tong and Edmund Bon. — with Edmund Bon Tai Soon and 3 others.

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    Facebook IconJuly 29, 2014 at 7:35 am

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    Melawat rumah YDP PAS Kawasan Kluang Khairul Faizi bersama Hong Pin semalam.

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