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 26, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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    Pada 18 Julai 2014 yang lalu, Ahli Parlimen Kluang; Sdr Liew Chin Tong, ADUN Mengkibol; Sdr Tan Hong Pin dan rakan-rakan petugas Pusat Komuniti Kluang telah dibawa oleh penduduk tempatan Kg Bentong menziarahi warga emas yang hidup dalam keadaan dhaif disana.

    Mak Wok yang berumur sekitar 70-an tinggal bersama adiknya Mak Semah di Kg Bentong tersebut.

    Kehidupannya susah. Rumahnya usang. Bekalan air di rumahnya tiada. Mereka bergantung pada sumber air perigi dan kadangkala menggunakan air tadahan hujan.

    Menuruh Mak Wok, permohonan agar sistem bekalan air terawat dibekalkan di kediaman mereka pernah dibuat sejak 7 tahun yang lalu. Namun sehingga kini masih belum ada sebarang tindakan dilakukan.

    Mak Wok separuh lumpuh dari bahagian pinggang ke bawah. Ini disebabkan oleh keadaan banjir teruk yang sering menimpa rumah mereka sebelum daripada ini.

    Mak Wok hanya dibantu oleh anak tunggal Mak Semah iaitu saudara Sapuan yang tinggal tidak berapa jauh dari situ. Sapuan hanya orang biasa yang juga mempunyai keluarga untuk ditanggung.

    Keadaah rumah Mak Wok juga begitu usang dan bila-bila masa sahaja boleh terdedah kepada bahaya seperti binatang berbisa atau sebagainya.

    Nantikan liputan kami dalam masa terdekat ini bagi tujuan meraih sumbangan dari seluruh rakyat yang prihatin dan mendesak pihak berwajib seperti Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) agar mengambil tindakan sewajarnya.

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    Facebook IconJuly 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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    An exciting part of the push to make DAP the party of ideas, says co-convener Liew Chin Tong.

    Voters are not just looking for change but also expecting us to generate new solutions for governance and make them work.

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    Inaugural Urban Governance Caucus convened by the DAP Policy Forum in Penang today.

    An exciting part of the push to make DAP the party of ideas, says co-convener @liewchintong. Voters are not just looking for change but also expecting us to generate new solutions for governance and make them work.

    "We must have a long term view for Malaysia and not just think for our party in the next election. Thinking about what kind of Malaysia we want in 2030 and working backwards so that we start building for the future of politics and shape our national agenda." Liew giving his opening remarks.

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    Facebook IconJuly 23, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Guan Eng speaks in Parliament on the motion on MH17 (Photo taken from my seat).

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    Facebook IconJuly 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    Will be speaking at the book launch and public forum titled "The full biography: Karpal Singh, The Tiger of Jelutong".

    Date: 31 July 2014
    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: Wawasan Open University, 54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang.

    All are welcome!

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    Facebook IconJuly 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm