Year 2018

Raising Resilient Future Leaders

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH BY DEPUTY DEFENCE MINISTER LIEW CHIN TONG AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY ON 22ND DECEMBER 2018 Selamat sejahtera. I am thankful to be given this unique opportunity to address the youthful future leaders of Malaysia. Today, rather than speaking to you…

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Regime change and the public discourse

The results of the 9 May general election was a “political earthquake” of the highest scale and a “tsunami”. But six month later, some Malaysians have fallen into a mindset that what happened was merely a change of government, just like what happens in other…

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The UMNO aftershocks

Speech by DAP National Political Education Director Liew Chin Tong on his visit to DAP Triang branches on 17th December 2018   I am touched to know that DAP members from Triang made a long trip, which took them hours, to Ayer Hitam, Johor, on 18…

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The military as a professional, non-partisan force

Adapted from a speech by Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong at The Graduation Ceremony of the Malaysian Command and Staff Course (Kursus Memerintah dan Staf) in Wisma Perwira on 12 December 2018. The role of a professional officer corps gives greater impetus to democracy.…

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Malaysia as a Maritime Nation

Adapted from a speech  by Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s “Human Capital Transformation” Seminar on 27 November 2018 I am honoured to deliver the Keynote Address and officiate the inaugural Royal Malaysian Navy Human Capital Transformation Seminar today. First,…

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BUDGET: BEYOND THE SPEECH

Media Statement by Liew Chin Tong on 4th November, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur The Budget Speech of the Finance Minister receives the most attention and sets the direction for the economy. Although, the many Malaysians who think that the Speech is the only Budget document,…

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The centrality of decently paid jobs

I want to start by offering a vision for Malaysia’s future: Society’s income distribution will transition from its current triangle shape, which is large at the bottom, into a more equitable diamond structure, anchored in the centre by a strong and stable middle class. Each…

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