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.


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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Penasihat-penasihat kepada Perdana Menteri adalah “menteri pintu belakang” yang tidak diperlukan

Kenyataan akhbar Liew Chin Tong, Pengarah Pendidikan Politik Kebangsaan DAP dan Ahli Parlimen Kluang, pada 25hb November 2015 di Lobi Parlimen Jemaah Menteri Dato’ Seri Najib Razak sudah dipenuhi dengan ramai pak menteri, salah satu jemaah yang paling besar dalam sejarah Malaysia. Tidak cukup lagi, sekurang-kurangnya seramai lapan orang ahli parlimen atau bekas menteri dilantik… Read More

Pendekatan rentas-parti diperlukan bagi menghadapi krisis air di zon Selatan Johor

Kenyataan media oleh Pengerusi DAP Johor merangkap Ahli Parimen Kluang – Liew Chin Tong pada 16 November 2015 DAP Johor menyeru Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin untuk membuat pengisytiharan rasmi bahawa krisis air di zon Selatan Johor berada pada tahap kritikal di mana buat pertama kalinya dalam sejarah Empangan Layang dan Lebam… Read More

Political will needed in averting water crisis in Johor

Media statement by DAP Johor Chairman Liew Chin Tong on 19 November 2015 Most Johoreans do not understand why while heavy rainfall caused massive flooding in Johor Bahru on Monday 16th November 2015, yet there is no water in the dams to the extent that water had to be rationed since 16th August 2015, with… Read More

Parliament should sit for more days; lobby space for the media

Media conference statement by DAP MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 18th November 2015 at Parliament’s Lobby I spoke in Parliament yesterday on the need for more sitting days to avoid late night Parliament sittings, as well as on the need to provide more space for the media at Parliament’s Lobby. Limiting the number… Read More

Bi-partisan approach needed in the looming water crisis in Southern Johor

Media statement by DAP Johor Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 16th November 2015 DAP Johor calls on Menteri Besar of Johor Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin to declare that a water crisis is looming over Southern Johor as the Layang and Lebam Dams are drying at an unprecedented pace. We urge… Read More

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