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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GST: Debunking Ahmad Maslan’s 30 percent black economy nonsense

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 26th February 2015 Is Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan making nonsensical statements because the efforts to push pro-GST propaganda to the public have been stalled? Yesterday, Bernama reported Ahmad Maslan as saying that GST would help reduce the black… Read More

Set the GST threshold at RM 1 million instead

The compulsory manual GST registration for business entities with annual transactions above RM 500,000 is unnecessarily draconian, troublesome and inefficient. I would like to propose that the threshold be set at RM 1 million instead and with the Registrar of Companies (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia) playing a role in creating a near-automatic registration process. With less… Read More

Budget 2015 “revision” is just a PR exercise, USD55 per barrel price unrealistic

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 20th January 2015 On 27 October 2014, when the crude oil price was hovering at the US$80-85 per barrel mark, I called on Prime Minister and Finance Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak to revise the budget which had been… Read More

Budget 2015: Appoint a new Finance Minister and cut “Prime Ministerial slush funds”

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 17th January 2015 While I welcome the supposed presentation of a belated revision of Budget 2015, I know that the people, especially those from Corporate Malaysia, are now hoping to see the appointment of a new full-time Finance Minister…. Read More

A perfect storm?

Published by The Edge in its year-end double issue in December 2014. 1. What are your key concerns for Malaysia in 2015? I would answer this question with a more targeted one, which is, Is the Malaysian economy headed for a perfect storm in 2015? Broadly, Asian economies are grappling with the impact of the… Read More

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    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconMarch 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    “Secara khusus saya menyeru Tee Yong dan Kerajaan Pusat untuk menambah had perniagaan (yang dikenakan GST) dari RM500,000 kepada RM 1 juta sekurang-kurangnya, dan sebaik-baiknya RM 2 juta supaya perniagaan kecil tidak perlu bertindak sebagai pemungut cukai untuk kerajaan.

    “Beban pentadbiran ke atas perniagaan kecil kurang bersedia adalah amat buruk dan perlu ditangani dengan serius,” tambah Chin Tong.

    Chin Tong mengatakan pelaksanaan GST telah mengelirukan ramai peniaga-peniaga kecil dan golongan ini tidak wajar ‘ditindas’ dengan pelaksanaan GST.

    “Kerajaan harus menghentikan sebarang usaha untuk melaksanakan GST ke atas perniagaan yang belum mendaftar GST. Tarikh akhir untuk daftarkan perniagaan pun sudah tamat pada 28 Februari lalu.

    “Namun mereka tidak boleh bersikap keras terhadap peniaga-peniaga kecil (yang belum mendaftar) kerana masih lagi dibelenggu kekeliruan mengenai GST.

    “Sepatutnya kerajaan ambil pendekatan mendidik dan bukannya bersifat menghukum,” ujar Chin Tong. – Roketkini.com

    http://www.roketkini.com/2015/03/02/chin-tong-sedia-debat-timbalan-menteri-kewangan-tentang-gst/

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    Chin Tong sedia debat Timbalan Menteri Kewangan tentang GST | roketkini.com

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    Berita Chin Tong sedia debat Timbalan Menteri Kewangan tentang GST 2 Mac 2015 KLUANG, 2 FEB: Ahli Parlimen Kluang Liew Chin Tong mahu berdebat dengan Timbalan Menteri Kewangan Chua Tee Yong berkenaan GST untuk mendedahkan kesan sebenar cukai tersebut kepada rakyat terutamanya para peniaga kecil. “Sa…

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconMarch 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I call on Chua Tee Yong and the Barisan Nasional Federal Government to

    Increase the threshold for businesses from RM500,000 to RM 1 million at the least and preferably RM 2 million so that small busineses do not have to act as tax collectors for the government. The administrative burden on ill-prepared small businesses is grave and should be dealt with seriously.
    Halt any enforcement effort on business entities yet to register to collect GST. The deadline to register ended on 28th February 2015 but there should not be harsh action on small businesses amidst confusion. The Government must take an educational approach and not a punitive one.

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    GST registration – halt enforcement, take an educational approach

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    Yesterday, I spoke to a crowd of 300 in Labis town together with DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang, Nurul Iman, the fifth daughter of Dato’

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconMarch 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Fifty years ago, on 1st March 1965 Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Alliance Government “temporarily” suspended all local elections ostensibly as a part of the response to the Konfrontasi launched by the Sukarno-led Indonesian Government. The Tunku also did promise a return to normalcy once the hostility ends.

    However, what was meant to be temporary has become permanent for the past fifty years with no sign of the return of local elections.

    http://www.therocket.com.my/en/bring-back-local-elections-dap/

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    Bring back local elections: DAP

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    Speech by DAP Johor Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong at DAP Bakri Chinese New Year Open House ...

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconMarch 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Lima puluh tahun lalu, pada 1 Mac 1965, kerajaan Perikatan di bawah pimpinan Tunku Abdul Rahman telah menggantung semua pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan untuk “sementara” sebagai sebahagian daripada respons terhadap Konfrontasi yang dilancarkan oleh kerajaan Indonesia di bawah Sukarno. Tunku juga telah berjanji untuk mengembalikan pilihanraya berkenaan setelah ketegangan dengan negara jiran itu berakhir.

    Namun, langkah yang sepatutnya hanya sementara itu menjadi kekal kerana sepanjang lima puluh tahun lalu tiada tanda-tanda pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan (PKT) akan kembali diadakan.

    http://www.roketkini.com/2015/03/02/24132/

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    Pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan dan kuasa lebih besar untuk negeri | roketkini.com

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    Rencana Pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan dan kuasa lebih besar untuk negeri 2 Mac 2015 oleh LIEW CHIN TONG Lima puluh tahun lalu, pada 1 Mac 1965, kerajaan Perikatan di bawah pimpinan Tunku Abdul Rahman telah menggantung semua pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan untuk “sementara” sebagai sebahagian daripada…

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    Facebook IconMarch 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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    Liew Chin Tong is glad to be the guest of "An Afternoon with Hannah Yeoh", the current Speaker and a member of the Selangor State Assembly. Having a good sharing moment with Kluang people about the new book -- "Becoming Hannah, A Malaysian Journey".

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