Striving for equitable opportunities to ensure that no community is left behind. Building inclusive policies and social institutions to empower each person to fulfil their aspirations.
How political mismanagement has fuelled Malaysia’s coronavirus surge
Dr Adham Baba, the new health minister, made a disastrous first television appearance on March 19 in which he told the public to drink warm water to “flush” the virus down to the stomach. The doctor, who used to run several small-town private clinics, was roundly panned on social media and instructed by Muhyiddin’s media operatives to disappear from public view.
A bipartisan approach towards the federal Emergency
DAP Johor urges the Johor State Government and Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad to emulate the Selangor and Penang Governments in announcing a significant sum of financial aid package for the people of Johor, particularly small businesses.
Mind-set Shift Needed to Effectively Deal with Covid-19
Insanity is doing more of the same yet expecting a different result. As far as Covid-19 is concerned, Malaysia needs to do things differently, urgently!
Lockdown should now be last resort, not first response
Unfortunately, eleven months after the first lockdown on 18 March 2020, lockdown should now be the last resort, no longer the first response. The nation must be mentally prepared to live with Covid-19 for at least another nine months until vaccination reaches a huge number of our population.
RESET & REFLECT: Ushering Malaysia 2021
The year 2020 has been unprecedented in many ways. We were faced with the greatest political, economic and health crises in many years. The crises exposed our weaknesses. We may be angry with the Sheraton move. The economic and Covid-19 crises may cause us to despair. But as we end the year 2020 and move into 2021 I hope we’re still optimistic.
12th Malaysia Plan: Time to Steer the Nation towards a Dynamic Growth Path
Muddling through as we did in the past two decades would only exacerbate the current grim reality: Malaysians are voting with their feet and moving abroad in search of better opportunities.
Covid-19 outbreak turning prisons into “death traps” – Where is Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin?
Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and Member of Dewan Negara Liew Chin Tong on 7th October 2020 As of 6th October, 8.3% of Malaysia’s Covid-19 positive cases…
World War II Legacies that Shaped Malaysia’s Sociopolitical Reality
This day 75 years ago on 15th August 1945, Japan surrendered, marking the final end of World War II. World War II was the most destructive war ever in human…
The Great Reset (Part 2) – A Progressive’s Agenda for Malaysia
For Malaysia to move forward, we need to have a new framing for our political and economic discourses. Malaysia’s race/communal politics traces its roots to the Japanese occupation and the…
Wu Lien-Teh: The Malayan who “Squashed the Curve” of the 1910 Pneumonic Plague
This article was first published in Penang Monthly on Wednesday, 22 April to commemorate World Book Day 2020. On the occasion of World Book Day 2020, when the world is…