Category National

GST is the wrong cure for our economic woes

I am stunned that both current Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and convicted former Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak are bringing back the idea of introducing the goods and services tax (GST) for Malaysia. The regressive tax proposal has been pushed by…

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Why Wee Ka Siong’s policy-thinking is flawed

In a front-page interview with China Press on 30 May, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong made two important statements: First, there are too many vehicles on the road. Having 33 million registered vehicles is comparable to Malaysia’s population of 33.8 million. Second, the…

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Professionalising Constituency Officers

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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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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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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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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