Millions of Malaysians burst into tears in the late night of 9 May 2018. Many, including myself, couldn’t believe our eyes when we learned of the news: We are changing the federal government of Malaysia for the first time in history. There have been too many occasions in the past where I heard people were on the brink of giving up on Malaysia. When jobs were scarce, wages were suppressed, crime rates were high, corruption was condoned, and hatred was fanned, the government wa
I’m writing this at 6pm on April 5th, 2018. The Parliament may have already been dissolved as some of you read this.
There is simply not much time left for Barisan Nasional, or more specifically, Prime Minister Najib Razak to dissolve the Parliament and call for election.
Traditionally, Parliament is dissolved prior to the launch of Barisan Nasional’s manifesto. As the manifesto is set to be launched on April 7th, it would be a surprise to Malaysians if the Parliament is
Rabu, 28 March, setelah peluang ahli parliamen untuk bercakap dihadkan kepada 10 minit, cadangan persempadanan semula diluluskan secara tergesa-gesa dalam parliament. Ketika PRU-11 pada tahun 2004, pihak pembangkang terpaksa menerima kekalahan antara yang paling teruk akibat persempadanan semula. Arwah ayah saya, Kerk Kim Hock, iaitu Setiauasaha Agung DAP yang mempertahankan kerusi Kota Melaka pada ketika itu tewas dengan majoriti hanya 200 undi. Kota Melaka yang menjadi kubu
The proposed redelineation was passed in the Parliament on March 28, Wednesday hastily, where each MP was only given 10 minutes to speak. During GE11 in 2004, due to redelineation, the opposition faced one of the worst defeats in general elections. My late father, Kerk Kim Hock, the then DAP’s secretary general and defending candidate for Kota Melaka parliament seat, lost with slightly over 200 majority votes. Kota Melaka was never a seat that was winnable in BN’s imagination
Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 was tabled in Parliament and it is no doubt one of BN’s ultimate weapons to win the coming general election by force. When the bill is passed and the law is enforced, any statement, be it by the opposition members, NGOs, or even ordinary Malaysian, can be deemed “fake” and hence actions can be taken against them. Given the ambiguity of the content of the Bill, there can be little mechanism to ensure fair application of the law. If anyone was to speak
随着《反假新闻法案》在3月26日在国会提呈，我们等于是见证了国阵为应对来届大选所推出的终极武器之一。 反假新闻法案是一项恶法，是绝对不需要、不公平、不民主的一项法案。 数日前，副部长Jailani Johari道出，所有有关1MDB的资讯，除非受政府证实和承认，一律都被视为“假新闻”。这无疑是国阵政府为了掩盖人民对1MDB这项世纪贪污丑闻的不满所采取的强硬手段。政府现在多了一项工作，就是决定什么是真，什么是假。 令人质疑的是，国阵到底要用什么方式去鉴定哪些资料为真，哪些资料为假？国阵政府会否成立类似“真相调查局”的机构来处理所有资讯和新闻，鉴定真伪，最后在每项资料上盖上“真”和“假”的印章？如果国阵政府无法以公正及无私的制度鉴定假新闻，那么要如何让所有马来西亚公民信服这是项合理的法案？如果依照Jailani Johari针对1MDB所做出的言论，可能以后只有国阵政府认同的新闻才是真相。 继1MDB被喻为“Kleptocracy at its worst”后，国阵不但没有丝毫羞耻心或为马来西亚雪耻的政治意愿，反而在大选前提呈《假新闻法案》以制止所有
The tabling of Anti Fake News Bill 2018 in Parliament on 26 March 2018 signifies the launch of Barisan Nasional first “ultimate weapon” to win the upcoming general election by force. I deem the Bill as unnecessary, undemocratic and unjust at multiple level. We heard from Jailani Johari, the Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister that other than government-verified information, any news on 1MDB is “deemed as fake news”. This is no doubt an unscrupulous move by Barisan N
It’s MCA’s common plea to the Chinese community that only if MCA is voted into the Parliament, there will be someone in the government who can represent and help the community. I believe that it is MCA’s strategy to forge demand for the party from the people by providing such narrative, and that MCA must have been believing that this could work well and work forever. Never did they foresee that this could backfire on them like it does now. Recognition of UEC, funds allocation
【此文告是针对The Malaysian Insight 一篇标题为 ”Youth can be a political force without relying on parties, claims movement” 的新闻而写 】https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/28019/ 今时今日的马来西亚政治出现一种很有趣的现象：有一群主张投废票、不投票、或把票投给所谓的“第三势力”的人，而这群主张者主要都是年轻人。 最常听见的理由主要有几个，当中包括“希望联盟没什么政纲，纯粹是为了权力而倒政府”、“马哈迪才是今天国家很多问题的根源”、和“即使不用透过政治管道，我们也可以对马来西亚做出重大改变”. 在选举中，选民在投票时基本上会有几个考量，当中包括1）候选人的素质；2）候选人和其政党所提出的政纲；和3）该席位对该政党的整体影响。若以马来西亚来届大选的角度出发，考量（3）指的是换政府和实现两线制的可能性。 不管在朝在野，政治人物都会告诉你要点（3）是一大关键，但很多选民也会把要点（1）和（2）作为重要的考量点