Poor mobile coverage at your area? How do we solve it? A simple answer to that is: Increasing/upgrading telecommunication infrastructure a.k.a. telco towers. Last month, I announced that the Melaka government is prepared to build & upgrade 100 telco towers in 2019. I did not just come up with the number 100 by myself. Before I continue, let's talk about the current situation in Melaka and how our telco sector operates. There are a few reasons for telco companies / govt
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:
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
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
What Tun Dr Mahathir said about graduates in Malaysia becoming Uber drivers and Nasi Lemak sellers tells us something about the economy state we are in right now. It is of course not to be misunderstood that Uber drivers or nasi lemak sellers are jobs that no graduates should take up. But we are talking about a situation where graduates in Malaysia face difficulty in getting jobs that match their level of skills or academic level, hence are forced to take up jobs that require
【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
Much has been said about the “What Say Youth”Townhall that took place on the 21st of November which featured two political heavyweights – Tun Dr Mahathir and Mr Lim Kit Siang. Most, if not all that has been said showed that many are sceptical to Pakatan Harapan’s formation or, more precisely, its leaders. Were those stories that appeared on media representative of what happened at the Youth Townhall? To a certain extent, admittedly so. But allow us to tell you the stories of