If both Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Tuan Guru Datuk Seri Hadi Awang remain as the presidents of UMNO and PAS respectively, the sense of being leaderless will continue in the Malay community. The status quo is therefore not a stable situation, and we are bound to see new contenders coming into the field to… 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.
Speech by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong when opening the 1MDB scandal forum featuring MP for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua in Kluang on 12th April 2015 The danger of implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not merely due to its serious inflationary impact but also… Read More
Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 3rd April 2015 in Kluang: I call on Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to instruct the Customs Department to halt all enforcement activities and focus on hand-holding small businesses to adapt to GST collections. In my visits to… Read More
First of all let me stress that Muslim has the right to believe in hudud law. I respect that right, as much as I believe Muslims respect the rights of people of other faiths. However in the case of the Kelantan hudud enactment, it is more than just a legal matter but rather as a… Read More
Media statement by DAP MP for Kluang and National Political Education Director Liew Chin Tong on 21st March 2015 We now see a spectacular drama in full display: that Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai and Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi didn’t know about the multiple fare hike for bus, taxi, train services announced by… Read More