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New political realignment foils Najib’s attempt to win by default

The coming together of Pakatan Harapan parties – PKR, Amanah and DAP – and Bersatu on 13th December is the first step towards foiling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s attempt to win the next general election by default. Najib’s game plan since 2013 has been to nullify the multi-ethnic opposition coalition by eliminating Datuk… Read More

Offering Johor and the nation a better deal

DAP Johor officially kicks starts election preparation work with this State-level Election Preparation Meeting. First, we are running against time as we cannot rule out a separate state election in Johor and Sabah as UMNO Johor is trying to “decouple” itself from the negative sentiments against Prime Minister Najib Razak. DAP Johor State Committee formed… Read More

Penang State Election – people’s power for a just cause

To dissolve the Penang State Assembly and to seek a new mandate from the people of Penang is probably the most difficult decision that the DAP Central Executive Committee has ever made. This move will provide a platform for people’s power to prevail against the dark forces and the first step to re-write the political… Read More

Herculean task ahead, but there is no short cut

In the wake of the twin by-elections last Saturday, there is a sense of hopelessness enveloping Malaysians. Suddenly, to defeat the UMNO/Barisan Nasional juggernaut seems a distant dream for many. The idea of “New Politics” replacing the “Old Order” seems impossible too. Some opine that the Opposition should just make up and form a single… Read More

Aftermath of the twin by-elections: Crossroads for Malaysia

In the aftermath of the twin by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar yesterday, it is undeniable that the Opposition is at its lowest ebbs since the 2008 general election. Both the Opposition and the nation are at a crossroad. We will either soon be defeated by the Old Order or we will rise from… Read More

The twin by-elections and political realignment

The outcome of the twin by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar will have huge bearing on the political realignment nationally. Since the 2013 general election, Malaysian politics experienced several massive political earthquakes, namely, First, after two years of intense battle, the conservatives and progressives in PAS split in June 2015. Hadi’s conservative wing swung… Read More

A vote for Adenan is a vote for Najib

Speech by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 27th April 2016 at a Skype Teleconferencing Call to DAP Ceramah in Sibu (released on 28th April 2016) How I wish I am in Sibu with you tonight. I have been campaigning in Sibu in the past few elections. I… Read More

A New Deal for Sarawak

A New Deal for Sarawak – through devolution of education, health, municipal policing, transport powers, backed by a much higher tax sharing between federal and Sarawak governments (say, 50 percent of income taxes collected in the state) – should be the central campaign theme for the upcoming state election which is likely to be called… Read More

We know what you did last August, Ku Li

UMNO Information Chief Annuar Musa probably thinks of himself as “walking on water” now that he has pulled off the Kelantan Declaration which neutralised Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a man who for the past 40 years was the permanent prime ministerial aspirant. Razaleigh returned to UMNO in 1996 from Semangat 46. He was among those being… Read More

Dangerous weeks ahead for Malaysia

Barisan Nasional spin doctors have been working overtime to create an impression that the DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, has abused his power for personal gains. They are spreading the lie that Guan Eng had bought a house at discounted price in exchange for approving a piece of land in Taman… Read More