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Respon ringkas oleh Ahli Parlimen Kluang terhadap Jawapan Parlimen Menteri Dalam Negeri

Dalam lima tahun kebelakangan ini, sejak saya memasuki Parlimen pada tahun 2008, saya telah meminta Kementerian Dalam Negeri untuk menyenaraikan tindakan-tindakan yang telah diambil oleh PDRM terhadap cadangan Laporan Suruhanjaya Diraja Penambahbaikan Perjalanan dan Pengurusan PDRM. Suruhanjaya Diraja tersebut diumumkan oleh mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi pada Disember 2003 dan laporan akhir diserah… Read More

Death penalty: call on Azalina and Apandi to act

May I congratulate Amnesty International Malaysia for organising this year’s World Day Against Death Penalty with Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. I apologise for not being able to be present due to conflicting schedule. The World Day Against Death Penalty is observed on 10th October. I first got involved in the subject of… Read More

Reforming the Special Branch

The statement by the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, after his meeting with the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim yesterday, did not clarify anything. Khalid’s statement did not clarify whether or not Tunku Ismail’s phone was tapped and whether or not his movements were monitored. This issue is of… Read More

Government spying on TMJ unacceptable

DAP Johor is deeply concerned by the claim that the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, is under surveillance by the Special Branch. Yesterday, Tunku Ismail claimed that his phone is being tapped and his movements were monitored by the Police. The Inspector-General of Police and Home Minister must provide a sastisfactory answer… Read More

On the proposal for a Bank of Johor

Joint Media Statement by DAP Johor Chairman Liew Chin Tong and Johor Opposition Leader Gan Peck Cheng on 15th April 2016 At the opening of Johor State Assembly on 14th April, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, Sultan of Johor, proposed that a Bank of Johor be formed to provide housing loans or funds for public infrastructure,… Read More

1.5 million Bangladeshi workers: sadly, even Khairy can’t think straight

I am often sympathetic to the precarious position of Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in UMNO as one of the last few in UMNO who has intellectual prowess to comprehend sophicated policy matters. Sadly, I am proven wrong. On the issue of the 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers, even Khairy can’t think straight. Khairy defended… Read More

A new deal for Malaysia

Speech by DAP National Political Education Director, Liew Chin Tong, when tabling the motion in the party’s transformational debate during the DAP National Retreat 2016 on 16th January 2016 at Grand Dorsett Hotel, Subang Jaya, Selangor. (Liew Chin Tong is recovering from Bell’s palsy. This speech was written with extensive help from the Executive Director… Read More

1MBD firesale to China’s interests: is Malaysia’s strategic position compromised?

Are the recent 1MBD “firesale” of energy deals with China-linked companies in the national interest? Will those sales compromise the long-held neutrality of Malaysia’s strategic posturing? 2015 saw the intensification of United States – China competition in the Southeast Asia region. Malaysia is being courted by the US and China, as it has hitherto not… Read More

Keadaan mungkin bertambah parah sebelum ia kembali pulih

Kita kini sedang berhadapan saat yang amat luarbiasa. Malaysia sedang dilanda ‘ribut badai’ yang cukup dahsyat dari segi politik dan ekonomi. Tanda-tanda perubahan yang seolah-olah hanya boleh berlaku “sekali dalam senggang generasi”, kalau pun tidak “sekali dalam seumur hidup” semakin kelihatan. Besar kemungkinan, keadaan bakal menjadi lebih parah pada tahun 2016 sebelum perubahan kita kecapi…. Read More

Things may get worse before they get better

(published in The Edge) These are extraordinary times we are living in. Malaysia is engulfed in a perfect storm, economically and politically. The conditions for a change in the magnitude of “once in a generation”, if not “once in a lifetime”, are now visible. Most probably, things would get worse in 2016 before the change… Read More