Budget Speech (Part 2) by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong One salient feature of Budget 2015 is the Prime Minister’s Department’s excessive control of the already very small development allocation. Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) has sliced away more budget allocation from other ministries over the last decade. According… 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.
Budget Speech (Part 1) by DAP National Political Education Director and MP by Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 28th October 2014 in Parliament One of the “Black Swan events” that the current budget did not anticipate is the falling oil prices. The black swan theory, developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, is a metaphor that describes… Read More
Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Railway must be integrated into the current public transport system for the benefit of all
Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong, on 17 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur Public transport in Malaysia is notorious for its inconvenience to the commuters because of the poor end-to-end connection, which is the difficulty to access or connect one transport mode to another. To promote… Read More
Media statement by Liew Chin Tong, DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang, on 9th October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur Tomorrow, 10th October 2014, is the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty focuses on “drawing attention to people with mental health problems who are at… Read More
Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 2nd October 2014 Without improvement in our public transportation system, the latest fuel hike, announced on 1st October 2014, is an irresponsible move that will hurt the lower income group further. On 22nd September 2013 when the fuel price… Read More