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Malays, too, want a clean, fair and caring government

One of the most often cited excuses by the political conspirators behind the Sheraton coup, including Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his clique, is that the Pakatan Harapan equation falls short when it comes to the share of Malay support. The main evidence substantiating this…

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UMNO-PAS/MCA-MIC: Scorched earth policy

The “marriage” between UMNO and PAS must be read together with UMNO’s impending “divorce” with its two wives – MCA and MIC.  Whether the breakup of Barisan Nasional is real or just a drama, UMNO and PAS are already attacking Pakatan Harapan (PH) from the…

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Countering terrorism with democracy

The following is the transcript for the closing speech made by Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong at the ASEAN Security Symposium held in the Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 28 August 2018.  While we have enjoyed relative peace in Southeast Asia, terror attacks in…

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MCA Johor is plucking figures from the sky

Media statement by DAP Johor Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 1st March 2018 I read with great interest a statement by Umno Kempas State Assemblyman Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Hamid Jumat who claimed that MCA Johor is plucking figures from…

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Massive and prolonged power outage in southern Johor

Media conference statement by DAP Johor Chairman and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong, with DAP Johor State Assemblymen Cheo Yee How (Pengkalan Rinting), Wong Shu Qi (Senai), Andrew Chen Kah Eng (Stulang) and Special Assistant to MP for Gelang Patah Ng Siam Luang in…

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Taxi sector reform must come hand in hand with licensing of e-hailing services

The Government has tabled an amendment Bill to the Land Public Transport Act 2010 and the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board Act 1987 and wishes to get it passed by this session, either by today (5th April) or tomorrow (6th April). I thank Minister in Prime…

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Keadaan mungkin bertambah parah sebelum ia kembali pulih

Kita kini sedang berhadapan saat yang amat luarbiasa. Malaysia sedang dilanda ‘ribut badai’ yang cukup dahsyat dari segi politik dan ekonomi. Tanda-tanda perubahan yang seolah-olah hanya boleh berlaku “sekali dalam senggang generasi”, kalau pun tidak “sekali dalam seumur hidup” semakin kelihatan. Besar kemungkinan, keadaan bakal…

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Interview by The Edge: 2016 Outlook

1. What are the changes you hope to see in 2016? Ultimately, the challenges faced by Malaysia boil down to the question of leadership and confidence the market and the people place in that leadership. Speaking from the perspective of an Opposition MP, it’s about…

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Things may get worse before they get better

(published in The Edge) These are extraordinary times we are living in. Malaysia is engulfed in a perfect storm, economically and politically. The conditions for a change in the magnitude of “once in a generation”, if not “once in a lifetime”, are now visible. Most…

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