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
Fast Facts about Kerk Chee Yee 郭子毅 Political Secretary to DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang
民主行动党国会领袖林吉祥政治秘书 Born and raised in Malacca
土生土长的马六甲人 The University of Melbourne graduate, Bachelors of Commerce
于墨尔本大学毕业，拥有商科学位 Worked as investment banker before joining DAP full-time
加入行动党前，是一名投资银行家 “I had the opportunity to learn about politics from a father who sacrificed his time & health to fight for the people and uphold justice in Malaysia. Because of that, turn
Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: I'm the Pakatan Harapan candidate for DUN Ayer Keroh (N.16). I'm 25, born and raised here in Melaka. I also work as the Political Secretary to YB Lim Kit Siang. Before I joined DAP full-time, I worked in investment banking after graduating from the University of Melbourne. I was exposed to politics since young due to the influence of my father, Mr. Kerk Kim Hock. Q: What is your response to those who have criticised your age and experience? A:
Fakta Mengenai Kerk Chee Yee Setiausaha Politik Lim Kit Siang Dilahirkan serta dibesarkan di Melaka Graduan University of Melbourne, Bachelors of Commerce Bekerja dalam bank pelaburan sebelum menyertai DAP “Berbanding kawan-kawan sebaya, saya bertuah didedahkan lebih awal kepada dunia politik kerana berpeluang mempelajari politik daripada mendiang ayah saya, iaitu Kerk Kim Hock (mantan Setiausaha Agung DAP), yang banyak mengorbankan masa, kesihatan, dan juga masa kualiti be
Hi, I’m Kerk Chee Yee, and I’m contesting for DUN Ayer Keroh, Melaka in this election. Many looked at me with disbelief when they learnt that someone my age (born in the 90s) is contesting. In the past, we did not have a lot of young people who were interested in politics, let alone getting involved directly by joining political parties and standing for elections. But contributing to our home is everyone’s responsibility. I consider Melaka my home as I was born and raised her
I am pleased to share with all of you that the Pakatan Harapan leadership has announced me as the DUN candidate for Ayer Keroh, Melaka (N-16).
The Ayer Keroh state seat was never a safe seat for DAP - it was first won by DAP in 2008 and successfully defended in 2013.
In 2013, DAP achieved the best results ever in the Ayer Keroh state seat by having close to 8000 majority votes. However, when the redelineation exercise was passed in Parliame
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
Speech by Kerk Chee Yee (Political Secretary to DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang) on 1 March 2018 at DAP CNY Open House at Kampung Abdullah, Segamat, Johor Three conditions that make two-coalition system probable for the first time in the history of Malaysia We will face the general election in a matter of weeks and no doubt we are facing the most important election of all time. We are now at a juncture where Malaysians can potentially decide the fate of the nation for