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Johor DAP internal training session

I had the opportunity to speak at a Johor DAP internal training session for the constituency assistants to our elected representatives. The workshop included 10 experienced assistants, and 12 new assistants who only started work after the March 2022 Johor state election. Most of them…

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Johor and Johoreans need good jobs with better pay

Labour Day message by Johor State Opposition Leader Liew Chin Tong On 1 May today, I wish all workers who are in Johor and from Johor, wherever you are, a happy and auspicious Labour Day. It is imperative for all – policy makers, employers, and…

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DAP National GE15 Preparatory Committee

The DAP National GE15 Preparatory Committee met Secretary-General Sdr Anthony Loke today to set the directions and mechanics of a coordinated national election campaign in anticipation of the upcoming general election. Earlier on 12 April, the Central Executive Committee (CEC) appointed the core members of…

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Who says UMNO is sure to form the next government?

Dwelling on whether PH should work with PN during election gets us nowhere. What is more important now is for all political forces against the Court Cluster to work out a set of democratic rules that would be upheld regardless of the political fluidity.
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Slowing climate change and building resilience for Johor

Earth Day statement by Johor Opposition Leader Liew Chin Tong on 23 April 2022 After the massive floods in December 2021, I hope on this Earth Day in 2022, Malaysians would at least agree that climate change is not fictional and not something distant that…

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DAP: As we enter a new phase

DAP was founded this day 56 years ago, on 18 March 1966. Up until 1990, DAP struggled to survive as it had to face persistent clampdown from the state machinery of the Alliance/Barisan Nasional (BN) government. BN held onto power by playing its two-pronged trump…

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Some initial reflections on the Johor State Election

Yesterday evening, I spoke to Menteri Besar-designate Dato’ Hasni Mohammad over a phone call. I congratulated him for the victory of Barisan Nasional in the 15th Johor State Election. I stated that we will play the role of a constructive opposition and when it comes…

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Why we must never give up hope

Fourteen years ago today, on 8 March 2008, the first political tsunami happened, and I was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera, and DAP as well as its allies formed the Penang state government. The party leadership had asked me to contest…

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A new deal for southern Johor, a new hope for Perling

The old ways are no longer working. We need a new deal. Reject the old, give the new a chance. In 2018, Pakatan Harapan became the government but a group of greedy politicians betrayed the people’s trust. The answer is not bringing back the discredited…

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