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Gearing up for a post-GPS era

Press conference statement by Liew Chin Tong, DAP National Political Education Director in Miri on 15.12.2021 The 12th Sarawak state election will be the beginning of the end for GPS. Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman and caretaker chief minister Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg openly…

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Melaka state election: Rise of three kingdoms

The Melaka state election produced a winner in the name of Barisan Nasional, while cementing a three-cornered fight party structure, which will be harder to disentangle in the months leading up to the next general election.  Barisan Nasional won 21 out of 28 seats while…

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Melaka state election: Rising from defeat

The preparation for the next battle starts today. It’s the time to reset and inject new game changers into national politics so to give hope to the people and for them to continue to see Pakatan Harapan as the beacon of hope.
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Melaka state election: The final lap

Whether they realise it or not, voters in Melaka tomorrow will decide on the longstanding problem between the old and new political leadership in our country. The main battle is between Barisan Nasional, Perikatan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan. The other contenders are mostly trying out…

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The Melaka Imperative

If you asked me whether Pakatan Harapan would win the Melaka state election, my immediate response would be “I don’t know.” A more nuanced response would be “depends on voters’ turnout.” It is down to the wire. My team and I have been in Melaka…

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PAS: A decline in struggle

After the 2015 split between the conservatives and the progressives which left to form Parti Amanah Negara, PAS is ideologically uniformed though not without internal friction. The latest fault-line within the party is whether to work with UMNO (Barisan Nasional) or with Bersatu (Perikatan Nasional).…

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Budget 2022: The devil is in the details

When Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz presented Budget 2022 last Friday  (29 October), it was my first time in 16 years not being inside the Parliament precinct, either as aide or as parliamentarian.   Each time the Budget was presented throughout those years, I kept…

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