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The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

By   /  September 29, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, and “post-Islamism” of 2015.   […]

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What’s the point of voting for MCA?

By   /  September 29, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on What’s the point of voting for MCA?

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28: Two DAP MPs have delivered scathing rebukes on MCA’s silence over Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s involvement in the RM2.6billion ‘donation’ scandal, pointing out that if the Barisan Nasional component party has nothing to say, then it’s pointless to stay. DAP’s parliamentary leader and Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang in a […]

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Political “earthquakes” that realigned Malaysian politics (Part 1)

By   /  September 26, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Political “earthquakes” that realigned Malaysian politics (Part 1)

by Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   In the wake of an earthquake, tectonic plates will shift and realign. It takes time before gradually stabilising. In the process of seismic shifting, instead of hoping for a more stable surface, it would be better to reflect on the possible changes after […]

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Challenges to Pakatan Harapan (Part I)

By   /  September 23, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Challenges to Pakatan Harapan (Part I)

By Ong Kian Ming, DAP Serdang MP The new Pakatan Harapan How will history judge the third attempt at forming an opposition coalition in Malaysia? Only time will tell. But the newly formed Pakatan Harapan face considerable challenges in preparing to face the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the fight for the nation’s future in the […]

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Pakatan Harapan signals new hope for opposition pact

By   /  September 22, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Pakatan Harapan signals new hope for opposition pact

(from left, front row) PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar, Lim, Wan Azizah, Mat Sabu, DAP’s Tan Kok Wai, and Amanah’s Salahuddin Ayub     – The Rocket

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Explain judicial interference, Najib told

By   /  September 20, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Explain judicial interference, Najib told

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20: Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak must explain his interference with the judicial process when he allegedly stymied the promotion of Court of Appeals judge, Hishamudin Yunus, the DAP today said. Lim: “Explain judicial interference, Najib.” DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang in a statement said Najib should come forward to clarify […]

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DAP: Convene emergency meeting to appoint an independent auditor for 1MDB

By   /  September 20, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on DAP: Convene emergency meeting to appoint an independent auditor for 1MDB

Convene emergency meeting and audit 1MDB’s accounts, DAP urges 1MDB board of directors.

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A brief history of press freedom crackdown

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on A brief history of press freedom crackdown

29 October 1987 – Daily newspapers The Star and Sin Chew Jit Poh as well as weekly papers The Sunday Star and Watan were suspended following the Operation Lalang initiated by former Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohamad in 1987. The Star was specifically targeted due to a weekly column by the first Prime Minister […]

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Five hundred turn up at press freedom rally

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Five hundred turn up at press freedom rally

R Nadeswaran giving a speech at the #808 rally KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 8: Some 500 media personnel and activists today gathered in front of the Bar Council in Leboh Ampang to demand for press freedom and freedom of information. Members of several media rights groups including Gerakan Media Marah (Geramm), Foreign Correspondents Club Malaysia and the Centre […]

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Place Anwar in house arrest, urge lawyers group

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Place Anwar in house arrest, urge lawyers group

Place Anwar under house arrest, urge Paulsen. KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 10: A lawyers group today urged the government to place former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim under house arrest, citing Anwar’s health issue as the reason. Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) executive director Eric Paulsen in a statement said medical treatment for Anwar, who is suffering from […]

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Bersih 4 to be at Dataran Merdeka

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Bersih 4 to be at Dataran Merdeka

KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 11: The upcoming BERSIH 4 rally will be held at Dataran Merdeka, starting from 2pm on Aug 29 to 11:59pm Aug 30 , elections watchdog group or Coalition of Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) today said. Its chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah said the the rally will demand clean and fair elections, […]

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Explain action against Rara, DAP says

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Explain action against Rara, DAP says

KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 13: The police must explain why they are investigating DAP member Young Syefura Othman for an allegedly seditious post made on her Facebook more than a year ago, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has said. L-R: Selangor DAP committee member Edry Faizal Yusof, DAP Subang Jaya ADUN Hannah Yeoh, Rara, Lim, […]

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Form RCI to probe “topple Najib” claims

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Form RCI to probe “topple Najib” claims

  Form RCI to probe claims that there were attempts to topple Najib, said Lim. KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 19: DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang has called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into claims that there was a coup to topple the top leadership of the nation. Lim at a press conference here […]

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What would Merdeka mean to Malaysians, this Aug 31?

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on What would Merdeka mean to Malaysians, this Aug 31?

  What will Merdeka mean to us this year?(Photo credit Phallin Ooi/Creative Commons – Flickr) By the time August 31 rolls in, we would have celebrated 58 years of Independence — a long, arduous journey of self-discovery for our nation. But this upcoming Merdeka celebration would be different from the ones we’ve had for decades […]

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Don’t go about ‘clearing yourself’ of all allegations, DAP warns Najib

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Don’t go about ‘clearing yourself’ of all allegations, DAP warns Najib

Don’t go around clearing yourself of all charges, DAP’s Tony Pua warned PM Najib Abdul Razak. KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 24: Do not clear yourself of all charges unless the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has done so, the DAP today warned Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. DAP National Publicity Secretary Tony Pua in a statement said […]

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Don’t practise double standards, DAP tells police

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on Don’t practise double standards, DAP tells police

Loke: Dont practise double standards KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 26: Don’t practise “double standards” and release the 16 students arrested yesterday for the #Langkahsiswa movement, the DAP today urged the police. DAP National Organising Secretary Anthony Loke Siew Fook said, an anti-Bersih protest recently which used and promoted violence was left unharassed by the authorities, yet […]

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A Merdeka Celebration with a Difference: End of Najib Razak?

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  Therocket  /  Comments Off on A Merdeka Celebration with a Difference: End of Najib Razak?

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