Don’t get me wrong. It’s never in the Pakatan Harapan government’s wishlist to reduce the number of civil servants. At the very least, we are not dismissing any civil servant for the sake of reducing their numbers. However, 4 months into administration, I have no reservation in opining that the way forward in reforming how our government works is to make governance work. It’s true that Pakatan Harapan has been voted in as the federal government, as well as the state governmen
It’s quite common to see wealth comparisons being made between races in Malaysia, but none of the comparisons has really been meaningful.
Some perceive Malaysian Chinese as wealthy and the Malays poor. However the fact is that majority of Malaysian Chinese are working class. According to the 2016 data from the Department of Statistics, the proportion of working class amongst Malaysian Chinese and Malays are largely similar (Malaysian Chinese = 70%; Malays =72%). Disparity a
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:
"Do you love Malaysia?"
If you pose this question to any primary students, they will all answer yes. However as they grow up, they may, just like some of us, begin to change their opinions on this place that we call home.
As a relatively young country, we have come across plenty of challenges. One of the challenges that we still face today is that people sometimes lose hope in Malaysia, and they do not believe that they are capable in bringing better change to the cause t
"Aiya, in Malaysia it's like that one lah" "Scared what? Everybody also do like that mah" "You complain for what? Not like you can change anything also" On countless occasions such sentences were uttered, especially when wrongdoings were observed. This became a problem by its own because we seem to tolerate things that should be corrected sternly and immediately. Take extremism, an issue we have long been trying to mitigate, for example, even if only 1% (literal definition of
Today Malaysian Ringgit is at its record low. It is certainly a worrying issue for Malaysia's economy. However what we all should not neglect is that Malaysia’s political morale is also at its lowest, not merely because of what the politicians are doing, but what we are becoming. In recent months, our news feed on all social media are at last not flooded with pictures of food, cute kittens and funny memes, but netizens’ displeasure of our national leaders. Many dramatic plots
In recent years, with the rise of social media channels where information gets passed on at the speed of electrons, I find it rather common to see from internet some critics on social issues, dissatisfaction on the government or the opposition, accusation between races and religions, etc. Most of the statements may have reflected the truth truthfully without twisting the facts or being overly exaggerated, we however habitually forget that Malaysia is, too, about you and me, n