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
 
Co-President Gan Ping Sieu on ICERD
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The ratification of the International Convention Eliminating Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is not necessarily in conflict with the Federal Constitution. Article 153 of the Federal Constitution and other similar affirmative policies is part of a needs-based nation-building strategy which must be viewed from the proper historical context.  >> read more
 
Co-President Gan Ping Sieu Proposing Amendments to the Government Proceedings Act 1956
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The recent Federal court ruling which allows the Federal and State governments to sue individuals for defamation is wrong in principle and has a chilling effect on the freedom of speech in this country.  >> read more
 
Co-President Gan Ping Sieu on Azhar Harun's appointment as the Election Commission Chairman
Sunday, September 23, 2018
While we laud the appointment of prominent lawyer Azhar Harun as the new Election Commission chairman, it should have followed due process, including approval by Parliament. Under Promise 17 of Pakatan Harapan's manifesto, it was stated that "Appointments of members of the Election Commission will be through the process of approval by the Parliament."  >> read more
 
Vice President, Ng Yeen Seen on Reducing Marriage Age to 14 for Girls.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Just before the nation could welcome and applaud the DPM YB Wan Azizah’s stance that the government will raise the minimum age of marriage for both sexes to 18; fellow Malaysians usher in the weekend with yet another appalling and shocking piece of news that Sabah Mufti wants marriage age to be reduced to 14 for girls.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Ms Ng Yeen Seen on Child Marriages
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Not too long ago, the nation was shocked with the young bride from Kelantan of Thai descent and our Ministry of Women Affairs pledged to develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) to impose stricter guidelines to standardise screening processes for marriages involving minors.  >> read more
 
By Vice-President Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai On The AG's Decision to Drop Charges Against Lim Guan Eng
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers should publicly state the reasons for withdrawing corruption charges against former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday. While it is not customary for the Chambers to explain its prosecutorial decisions, this should be done in the spirit of transparency espoused by the new Federal government. This is especially so for high profile cases.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Dato' Simon Lim Seng Chai on the Government's Decision Concerning the Forest City Project
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Federal government should be cautious when issuing policy statements, especially involving massive projects to ensure continued investors' confidence in the country. Of late, there has been an unsettling pattern in the way major government decisions are announced, the latest being the foreign ownership in the Forest City project in Johor.  >> read more
 
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