Year 2012

The Inauguration of Penang Institute

Welcoming Speech by Liew Chin Tong at the Inauguration of Penang Institute on Friday 9th December 2011 at Town Hall, George Town, Penang. “Indeed the world is witnessing unprecedented changes previously thought impossible. Who would have foreseen the Arab Spring? Who would have predicted the…

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Congratulatory Message to the ANC

The Democratic Action Party (DAP) of Malaysia would like to congratulate the African National Congress (ANC) on the occasion of the Party’s centennial celebration. The ANC was born at a time when it was inconceivable to imagine the rainbow nation that South Africa is today.…

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New Think Tanks For New Times

This interview with YB Liew Chin Tong, outgoing executive director of Penang Institute and Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera, discusses his understanding of the tasks think tanks need to adopt in the 21st century. Malaysian nation building has not been an easy process, and…

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Penang Institute Begins

George Town’s historic City Hall was the setting for the inauguration of the Penang Institute, previously known as the Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI). This took place on December 9, 2011 along side the Institute’s second Penang in Asia lecture on “Finance and the…

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Konteks politik kes Anwar Ibrahim

9 JANUARI – Tiga tahun setengah selepas Saiful Bukhari Azlan membuat laporan polisnya yang pertama pada 28 Jun 2008, kes perbicaraan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim telah berakhir hari ini. Mahkamah Tinggi mendapati Anwar tidak bersalah atas tuduhan meliwat bekas pembantunya Saiful. Adalah penting untuk kita…

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Malaysia opposition’s Anwar freed of sodomy charge

Associated Press= KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s High Court acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomizing a former aide, citing unreliable DNA evidence in a verdict Monday that surprised supporters who saw the case as an attempt to sideline him. Anwar said the verdict…

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