Tag: DAP

Police to charge Malaysian state assemblyman for the rape of Indonesian maid

Malaysian police say it will today, August 23, charge a member of the Perak executive council led by the Pakatan Harapan for the rape of his Indonesian maid. In July, the police received a report from the woman stating her employer, who is also an exco member,...

Infighting rages among Malaysian coalition partners over Indian Muslim preacher and Islamic calligraphy

Malaysia is seeing a fight between Pakatan Harapan coalition partners who are engaged in a public war of words over two thorny issues, the presence of controversial Indian Muslim preacher in Malaysia and imposing Islamic calligraphy in vernacular schools. A Democratic Action Party or DAP member...

DAP’s win with Muslim support in Sabah wipes Najib’s appeal: Kit Siang

The magnificent run by 'Bossku' or Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak's bold rebranding is in tatters after a massive win by the Democratic Action Party in Sandakan, Sabah. Official results show Pakatan Harapan finally breaking the losing streak against Najib's coalition with PAS. DAP has retained the...

Kit Siang: Anwar has sacrificed a lot for Malaysia

Recognising the struggle of former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim's struggle, Democratic Action Party (DAP) eternal leader Lim Kit Siang saluted the latter for his struggle and sacrifices. The DAP benefited largely from Anwar's 'Reformasi' movement - the benefits also extend to the Party...

Umno out to erase Mahathir but Malay voter response is cute!

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wants the Malay community in Malaysia, the majority Muslim community indeed, to dumb the Umno into the dustbin of history. But it is harder than anyone think. The reason: Malays have a strong connection - deep rooted some says - with...

Malaysia should copy Indonesia in asset declaration: C4

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) urged Malaysia to adopt Indonesia's asset declaration framework, said its executive director Cynthia Gabriel. The issue of asset declaration became a hot topic when the Barisan Nasional launched a massive campaign to force the Democratic Action Party to adopt...

Rare opposition victory in a Malaysian court

On Saturday morning, the the Kuching High Court ruled against the Sarawak state assembly's decision to disqualify Dr Ting Tiong Choon as an assemblyman. Dr Ting is a member of the opposition Chinese-led party, the Democratic Action Party (DAP). Judge Datuk Douglas Christo Primus Sikayun had...

Another try at it and Anwar may end Barisan’s rule, says party

Saying that it is Anwar Ibrahim and not Mahathir Mohamad or Lim Kit Siang and not even the Islamists from the PAS that has weakened the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak, thus the former should be the next Prime Minister is absolutely correct. Amid...

Malaysia’s Islamic battle takes a ‘heavenly’ path

In the Islamists version of hell, that is the one in Malaysia, voting against the PAS is a vote to hell. This is part of the campaign to promote a united PAS-UMNO front in Malaysia, and the elite of the Islamist party are going national...

The black swans in Malaysian politics

I would like to thank Mr Tan Chin Tiong, Director of Yusof Ishak - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, for the invitation to speak at this excellent institution, of which I was a visiting research fellow in 2006. I would also like to express my...