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MP admits differing opinions within DAP over comic controversy

Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim today admitted that a comic book by former party activist Hew Kuan Yau has led to disagreements within DAP. Sim (photo) refused to say if there was a rift within the party over the matter but acknowledged there were "differences of opinions". "I don't know what you mean by internal rife but… Continue reading MP admits differing opinions within DAP over comic controversy

Bahasa Malaysia, Book, English, Govt, KBS, My Books, Puisi

DAP leader launches book of Malay poems, says racial attacks outdated

KUALA LUMPUR: People who accuse DAP lawmakers of being anti-Malay, anti-Islam and against the national language need to find new excuses, says Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Steven Sim. Sim, who was launching his collection of Bahasa Melayu poems on Thursday (Aug 16), said language was meant to shine a spotlight on knowledge, not make… Continue reading DAP leader launches book of Malay poems, says racial attacks outdated

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(Book) Chinese Politics in Malaysia: A History of the Malaysian Chinese Association

By Heng Pek Koon I spent CNY Day 1 to Day 3 reading this book, Dr Heng Pek Koon’s Chinese Politics in Malaysia: A History of the Malaysian Chinese Association”. The book was published at the height of Ops Lalang in 1988, chronicling MCA’s founding in 1949 until the eighties. My interests are really to… Continue reading (Book) Chinese Politics in Malaysia: A History of the Malaysian Chinese Association

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(Book) The Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 1951-2013: Islamism in a Mottled Nation

By Farish A. Noor Just less than four years ago, on the eve of the 13th general election (GE13), DAP was preparing to use the white moon logo of PAS as our election symbol. Tok Guru Nik Aziz whom Malaysians dearly miss and whose kind of leadership we desperately need in these challenging times, responded… Continue reading (Book) The Malaysian Islamic Party PAS 1951-2013: Islamism in a Mottled Nation

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(Book) Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela Chronicled Mandela's journey from a "runaway" village boy to a runaway political activist before finally becoming the President of independent South Africa. It is a very honest book, and at times open confessions of weakness from a man who is today a living legend - to remind us that Mandela is a… Continue reading (Book) Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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(Book) Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitude

by Jacques Ellul  This is a book by the late French philosopher and anarchist Jacques Ellul. It explores the dynamics of information and how they affect our thinking, and action. I am of course reading this book in a political context but I believe those in marketing and those who are interested in leadership development… Continue reading (Book) Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitude

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(Book) The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

by Niall Ferguson This is an informative yet entertaining book about the history of the monetary system, interesting read on the genesis of money, banks, the stock market, insurance, subprime mortgage etc. See how banks “create” money out of literally nothing, how the world with its large businesses go around each day by a single… Continue reading (Book) The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Book, Featured, General, Mind, Philosophy, Politics

Tête-à-tête with YB Chong Eng – 25 August, 7.30pm @ PISA

For those of you who can understand mandarin and are in Penang this weekend, come join me in a tête-à-tête with Chong Eng, Member of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam. Chong and I will talk about our political experience including points from our books. I am quite excited and look forward to the talk – for… Continue reading Tête-à-tête with YB Chong Eng – 25 August, 7.30pm @ PISA

Book, Featured, General, Govt, Politics, World

My book for President Noynoy Aquino

Recently, I was in the Philippines to attend Akbayan Citizens' Action Party's 5th National Congress. Akbayan is a partner in President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino's government and together with DAP participate in the regional Network of Social Democracy in Asia as well as Socialist International. President Aquino delivered the keynote address at the congress which was… Continue reading My book for President Noynoy Aquino