Co-President Gan Ping Sieu on Education Minister's Statement Linking the Matriculation Intake Quota with Language Job Requirement
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Education Minister Maszlee Malik should not conflate the issue of matriculation intake quota with language job requirements. These are two distinct issues. The former is about the merits of the 90:10 quota system. The latter is about language requirement in the job market.  >> read more
 
Co-President, Gan Ping Sieu on the Rome Statute Controversy
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Federal government should urgently clarify the confusion and misinformation surrounding the Cabinet's decision for Malaysia to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. This is to defuse rising public anxiety over the issue that is showing no signs of abating.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai on the Public Accounts Committee
Sunday, March 24, 2019
The Public Accounts Committee should rightfully be led by someone who's not a member of the ruling government, in the spirit of good governance which we advocate. Having a government backbencher chairing the committee may undermine its perceived independence and effectiveness.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai on Dato' Seri Azmin Ali's Statement on the Bumiputera Agenda
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
We are deeply concerned over the posturing by Economics Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Azmin Ali following the conclusion of the Semenyih by-election. Barely hours after the polls results were announced on Saturday night, Azmin had issued a media statement calling for the Bumiputera agenda to be fulfilled "without feeling apologetic or fearful".  >> read more
 
Co-President Gan Ping Sieu on the Trip by the Police Top Brass to Turkey
Friday, February 15, 2019
The police must come clean on the privately-sponsored official trip to Turkey led by the Inspector-General of Police, to learn about ways to combat online gaming. The trip has invited public suspicion on the intentions and motives of the sponsorship, more so as it involves not just the IGP but many other top cops.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai on Appointments into GLCs
Saturday, January 26, 2019
The government needs to ensure greater transparency for appointments of key positions in GLCs, where the main selection criterion should be competency. Key positions in GLCs and government agencies should not be regarded as political reward. These positions are custodians of public interest, and that includes managing funds that run into billions of ringgit. Therefore, these positions should only be reserved for professionals and those truly qualified.  >> read more
 
Co-President, Gan Ping Sieu on Electoral Expenses
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Electoral laws pertaining to campaign expenditure and political financing needs to be updated to reflect current needs. Currently, certain provisions of the laws are obsolete and unrealistic. For example, Section 21 of the Election Offences Act forbids anyone other than an election agent, polling agent and clerks and messengers from receiving payments for campaigning.  >> read more
 
Co-President, Gan Ping Sieu on Restoring Local Elections
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Government should not be held ransom by racists and bigots when it comes to the proposal to re-introduce local elections. By caving in to demands and pressure from extremists, the government risks making such people more bold with their divisive agendas. The government's role and responsibility is to manage such fissures, including using the full force of the law to act against agent provocateurs.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai On The Violence in USJ25, Subang Jaya
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The second night of violence at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Seafield Hindu temple is attributed to lapses by the police and failure of politicians to calm heightened tension among their followers. The police should have cordoned off the area surrounding the temple after the first night of violence, to prevent the recurrence of mob rule. Further, a stronger police presence there would have prevented things from getting out of hand, for the second consecutive night.  >> read more
 
Vice-President, Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai on the "Harapan Coin"
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Minister Khalid Abdul Samad should shelve the "Harapan Coin" project as political parties should focus on political work, not get involved in crypto currencies where public awareness is still low and monitoring is challenging. Bank Negara Malaysia in February this year had announced that crypto currencies is not a legal tender in the country.  >> read more
 
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