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Malacca DAP rebel quartet to run as independents

GE14 | Four incumbent DAP elected representatives in Malacca have declared their intention to run as independent candidates this time around. The four are Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him, Duyong state assemblyperson Goh Leong San, Bachang state assemblyperson Lim Jak Wong and Kesidang state assemblyperson Chin Choong Seong. The group, which referred to themselves as the Justice Alliance, intend to field Goh for […]

April 18, 2018 3:02 pm - Susan Loo

#PulangMengundi movement attacked by spambots

GE14 | The social media campaign aimed at helping Malaysians travel home to vote in the 14th general election (GE14) has been bombarded by attacks from “spambots”. The #PulangMengundi hashtag on Twitter was observed to have been inundated by unidentifiable users who would tweet the hashtag along with tens of other hashtags, but without any calls […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Telekom bars staff from being polling, counting agents

GE14 | Telekom Malaysia has barred its staff from participating as polling and counting agents (Paca) in the 14th general election. This was communicated in a directive dated April 11 sent in an internal mass email to all its staff, including those working in its many subsidiary companies. Malaysiakini has obtained a copy of the directive. “Telekom Malaysia […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

‘PAS contesting 160 seats to enter M’sian Book of Records’

Incumbent Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar (above) today dealt a sarcastic blow to his former party PAS saying it should be entered into the Malaysian Book of Records for contesting the most number of seats in a general election. “As far as we know, no party has contested more than 150 seats in any national […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

What is DAP’s reason for wanting to eliminate MCA, Gerakan?

COMMENT | MCA is a political party formed from a social welfare association at a time when the Chinese community was politically challenged. That was when Malaysia was gaining independence and the Chinese community would have been politically displaced if they were unrepresented. Thus in retrospective, Tan Cheng Lock had the foresight and political wisdom to […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Selangor Harapan finally seals seat deal

GE14 | Selangor Pakatan Harapan has finally reached an agreement on the allocation of seats between the four parties after several deadline extensions. In a statement today, the state chiefs of the four parties said the coalition will offer reputable candidates with integrity and commitment to serve the people and lead Selangor to greater heights. “We […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

After Indonesian verdict, battle for Equanimity continues in US

Following the South Jakarta District Court decision yesterday to invalidate the seizure of the superyacht Equanimity, parties to the dispute are set to argue over what happens next in the US. A date for the hearing has been for the afternoon of April 30 at the California Central District Court which will be presided over by District Judge […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

ECRL: Gov’t saving money with GST exemption

COMMENT | I refer to the Malaysiakini article With GST exemption, toxic China connection begins to show. With regards to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), exempting it from the GST does not mean the government will incur losses since it is the final buyer of this project. In their efforts to spin the GST exemption for the ECRL […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

‘If Chinese firm gets GST relief, so should local companies’

If China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) can be given relief from paying goods and services tax (GST) in its procurement of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), then the same relief should be given to local companies as well. DAP’s Bukit Mertajam candidate Steven Sim said this is based on the government’s reasoning that the […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

Hang Tuah Jaya voters will see the error of their ways, says Ali Rustam

INTERVIEW | Shortly after his shocking defeat in the 13th general election, former Malacca chief minister Mohd Ali Rustam had reportedly accused the Chinese Malaysian community of being “very racist” for allegedly voting along ethnic lines. Ali also said at that time that they did not appreciate what he had done to uplift their community. However, five years […]

3:02 pm - Susan Loo

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