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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Is Pak Lah the third prime minister to be brought down by Dr Mahathir Mohamad? Not only did Mahathir send off three of his four deputies – Musa Hitam, Ghafar Baba and Anwar Ibrahim – in his half-a-century political career, he has contributed to the downfall of two of the three Malaysian prime ministers –… Read More

Is Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia a spokesperson for MRCB?

I call on Minister of Works Datuk Fadilah Yusof to explain the roles of Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia in the CIQ toll hike. Is LLM or even the Ministry of Works and, by implication, the entire Barisan Nasional government, a mere spokesperson for Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB)? The Edge Weekly reported in its latest issue… Read More

Abdullah Badawi was a better PM, says DAP MP

Former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was a better prime minister than his successor Najib Abdul Razak, says DAP’s Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong. Liew (right) said at very least, Abdullah had a clearer vision of the country’s future although he failed “miserably” to see it through, such as his attempts to reform the police… Read More

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

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    Liew Chin Tong
    August 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Charging Rayer for what he said within the State Assembly is bordering on madness.

    Charging Rafizi, Surenden and others at this juncture? Why?

    Let us establish the basis that everything in this country is politically motivated.

    Let us then ask why now?

    I think the answer is Dr. Mahathir.

    Dr. Mahathir's latest criticism ala "withdrawal of support for Najib" means anyone can now criticise the Najib government.

    To stop people from doing so, the Najib government is trying to show that people who dissent would not get away. By charging opposition figures, the purpose is to silent internal critics.

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconAugust 27, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Khalid Samad's point is very clear. That there are some in PAS who disagreed with PAS' participation in Pakatan Rakyat, and they belong to UMNO/BN.

    "The tahalluf siyasi (political cooperation or consensus) is a PAS muktamar decision. I urge those who do not want to implement it to join Umno or BN or go by yourself. Leave PAS and do whatever you want.

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    Khalid Samad: Leave PAS if you don't back Pakatan

    UPDATED 5.50PM 'The political cooperation is a muktamar decision,' says the MP.

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconAugust 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Liew Chin Tong shared Kluang 2.0's photo.


    Volunteer tour guides needed for Pesta Kluang!

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    Volunteer tour guides needed for Pesta Kluang!

    During the upcoming Kluang festival, we need local volunteers to be tour guides in Kluang. Training will be provided.

    By having more Kluang locals to participate, we hope that the locals can gain better understanding of the Kluang community and improve community relations. Tourists will also get deeper insights into Kluang lifestyle as explained by our local tour guides.

    Come for the free training session. There is no obligation to become a tour guide after the training, although you are welcome to do so.

    The volunteer tour guides will be divided into four groups:
    1. City guide: To introduce Kluang’s main travel attractions, local unique specialties and food.

    2. Chinese new village guide: To introduce Kampung Baru Yap Tau Sah

    3. Indian culture guide: To introduce Indian Street

    4. Gunung Lambak natural classroom tour: To introduce Gunung Lambak

    The date and time of trainings are as followed:
    1)29 August, 7pm
    2)30 August, 7pm

    Venue: Pusat Komuniti Kluang, Taman Tasik

    Please fill in your information according to the following format and message us at the Kluang 2.0 Facebook page, or email The application title should write: “Volunteer tour guide for Kluang festival”



    Child-caring experience: Yes/No
    (It is important to have child-caring experience in tours with children involved)



    Language proficiency:

    Interested in: (Multiple choices allowed)
    For more information, please contact Kluang Community Centre at 07-7779757

    By: Kluang 2.0

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm


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    Pemantauan Kualiti Air #airselamat Akan Berlangsung Secara Berpanjangan

    Kualiti air minuman sentiasa menjadi tumpuan dan harus kita berikan keutamaan tertinggi memandangkan air merupakan keperluan asas yang paling penting dalam kehidupan harian kita. Pada awal bulan ini p

    By: Tan Hong Pin 陈泓宾

    Liew Chin Tong
    Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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    Terima kasih kepada kumpulan anak-anak muda Kluang untuk menjayakan Pesta Kluang!

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    Kumpulan anak muda Kluang yang akan turut sama menyumbang idea dan tenaga dalam Kluang Fest 2014.

    Mereka akan menjayakan satu slot khas dikenali sebagai 'Daerah Tanpa Tie' a.k.a DTT pada 19 Sept 2014 bermula jam 2.00ptg hingga 12.00mlm. Slot bertemakan anak muda dan aktivisma.

    Slot mensasarkan penyertaan anak muda Kluang dengan penyediaan pelbagai aktiviti menarik seperti car boot sale, jualan pelbagai merchandise, bengkel & jualan t-shirt DIY, gravity art, film screening, bengkel penulisan & fotografi, forum anak muda, stand up comedy, basking, bacaan puisi dan live band.

    Ayuh turut serta. Jumpa anda disana!

    By: Pusat Komuniti Pakatan Rakyat Kluang