The spate of new taxes and price hikes, the latest being the electricity tariff hike, causing me to doubt whether the Najib Government has any idea about the macroeconomic risks Malaysia faces. Against the backdrop an uncertain global economy and the likeliness of QE tapering, domestic demand is crucial in sustaining the Malaysian economy. Yet… 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.
I thank Deputy Minister in Prime Minister Razali Ibrahim for replying to my question on the 10th Malaysia Plan, which was listed as number 12 on today’s schedule. I asked the Prime Minister to state when the Mid-Term Review for the 10th Malaysia Plan will be presented, and whether the 10th Malaysia Plan will no… Read More
After a lengthy four year appeal, Sabahan Yong Vui Kong today escaped the gallows to have his death penalty commuted to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane. 25 year old Yong formerly acted as a drug mule to smuggle drugs from Malaysia to Singapore. He was 18 and a half years old… Read More
Joint media statement by Kluang MP, Liew Chin Tong; Serdang MP, Dr Ong Kian Ming dan Bukit Bendera MP, Zairil Khir Johari on 7 Nov 2013 in Kuala Lumpur The objective of the 1bestarinet project led by the Ministry of Education is to “transform the education arena and establish Malaysia as a model of excelllence in… Read More
The murder cum robbery of Norazita Abu Talib shocked the nation. She was brutally shot in the face by a security guard who was said to possess a fake identity card. The senseless death of the Ambank officer late last month has opened yet another can of worms pertaining to our worsening crime situation. Why… Read More