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Abolish archaic Moneylenders Act 1951

Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar’s idea of allowing developers to give out loans to housebuyers is clearly hitting a snag. Now that the archaic Moneylenders Act 1951 (Amended 2001) is brought to the limelight, it is best to get rid of it so as not to give legal cover… Read More

Malaysia does not need more than 20 Ministers

The impending Cabinet reshuffle provides a chance for Prime Minister Najib Razak to make transformative changes to the currently dysfuctional cabinet structure. Three key areas of reform are: – 1) reduce the number of ministers in Prime Minister’s Department; 2) appoint a full-time Finance Minister; 3) reduce the size of Cabinet to about 20 ministers…. Read More

Penasihat-penasihat kepada Perdana Menteri adalah “menteri pintu belakang” yang tidak diperlukan

Kenyataan akhbar Liew Chin Tong, Pengarah Pendidikan Politik Kebangsaan DAP dan Ahli Parlimen Kluang, pada 25hb November 2015 di Lobi Parlimen Jemaah Menteri Dato’ Seri Najib Razak sudah dipenuhi dengan ramai pak menteri, salah satu jemaah yang paling besar dalam sejarah Malaysia. Tidak cukup lagi, sekurang-kurangnya seramai lapan orang ahli parlimen atau bekas menteri dilantik… Read More

Parliament should sit for more days; lobby space for the media

Media conference statement by DAP MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 18th November 2015 at Parliament’s Lobby I spoke in Parliament yesterday on the need for more sitting days to avoid late night Parliament sittings, as well as on the need to provide more space for the media at Parliament’s Lobby. Limiting the number… Read More

Parliament should sit for more days

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 10th November 2014 I call on the Speaker of Parliament, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin, to revise upward the number of sitting days for 2015 from 61 days to at least 80 days. I also call on Barisan Nasional backbenchers… Read More

Table the Genting Bus Crash Report in Parliament before the session ended

Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 3rd April 2014 in Kuala Lumpur As the parliament session is coming to the end on next Thursday (10 April), I again call on Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein to present the Independent Advisory Panel to… Read More

The role of an MP

As a Malaysian, one would hope that Parliament would adequately represent the will of the people and strive to improve the policy-making process. Looking at the state of our Parliament today, such hopes are bound to be dashed. The 2013 Parliamentary session ended on 5 December, it will be resumed in March 2014. Parliament sits… Read More

On transparency in the implementation of 10th Malaysia Plan

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

Vui Kong is spared, but Malaysia’s death penalty still looms over 964 others

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

PM’s discretionary “Near slush funds” amount to RM 20 billion in four years

The concentration of discretionary financial resources in the hands of the Prime Minister has reached an unprecedented stage. RM 20 billion has been budgeted for what I call “Near Slush Funds” between 2011 and 2014. On 30th October, I raised the alarm that five items in the Prime Minister’s Department’s development budget for 2014 are… Read More