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GE14: A people’s election

In the hilly land to the north of Johannesburg, on the wall opposite the Bench, in the Constitutional Court of South Africa, nestled in the Old Prison Fort where Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned, the bricks were red, dirty and unpainted. Each time the Bench convene, and as the judges face the… Continue reading GE14: A people’s election

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This Labour Day, let us recognise the labour of love by homemakers

Media statement by Sim Chee Keong, Pakatan Harapan candidate for P.45 Bukit Mertajam parliamentary constituency 01 MAY 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG For more than a hundred years, every year on 1 May, workers and the working classes are celebrated on Labour Day. It originated from the struggle of the labour movement advocating for an… Continue reading This Labour Day, let us recognise the labour of love by homemakers

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Rakyat Malaysia, syarikat tempatan dan kerajaan negeri sekalipun dikenakan GST manakala syarikat asing diberi pelepasan GST

Kenyataan media Steven Sim, calon Pakatan Harapan Parlimen Bukit Mertajam P.45 18 APRIL 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG Jabatan Kastam telah mengaku bahawa kerajaan pusat memberikan pelepasan Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (GST) kepada syarikat asing, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) yang terlibat dalam projek Laluan Keretapi Pantai Timur (ECRL) yang bernilai RM55 bilion. (Sumber:… Continue reading Rakyat Malaysia, syarikat tempatan dan kerajaan negeri sekalipun dikenakan GST manakala syarikat asing diberi pelepasan GST

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Najib’s latest annoucement of old, recycled and previously unfulfilled election promises confirmed UMNO-BN treats Penangites as nincompoops

Media statement by Steven Sim, DAP-Pakatan Harapan GE14 candidate for Bukit Mertajam 14 APRIL 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Razak on his visit to Penang last Thursday announced that if Barisan Nasional wins, the government will abolish Penang Bridge toll for motorcyclists, and build 65,000 units of affordable housing in Penang. Clearly,… Continue reading Najib’s latest annoucement of old, recycled and previously unfulfilled election promises confirmed UMNO-BN treats Penangites as nincompoops

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Bukit Mertajam will lead the GE14 battle in Penang

Five years ago, on 19 April 2013, I was named as the DAP candidate for Bukit Mertajam in the 13th General Election. I accepted the responsibility with much trembling and fear: On one hand I was proud to be able to stand in the frontline especially to represent my “kampung”, Bukit Mertajam, in the battle… Continue reading Bukit Mertajam will lead the GE14 battle in Penang

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A strange week in Parliament

When elections near, strange things happen. But how strange was last week? We had a ghost come to Parliament… but I am getting ahead of myself. Let me begin with Monday, March 26. The week opened with three DAP lawmakers, Ngeh Koo Ham (Beruas), Nga Kor Ming (Taiping), and V Sivakumar (Batu Gajah), being suspended… Continue reading A strange week in Parliament

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联邦政府宣称因为没钱而无法援助槟州水灾灾民,但国阵却有钱制造假新闻视频、登报纸广告及发动海报战,以试图推倒槟州政府。

2018年3月20日 | 吉隆坡 在本月18日,我在国会里询问了首相,有关他答应发放给槟州2017年11月大水灾的灾后援助金。 然而,首相署部长沙希旦却宣布,只发放了546万7250令吉于槟州2万1869户灾黎,也就是每户人家只获得250令吉。这笔钱也是在2018年3月11日开始发放,而这已是11月灾后的4个月。 相反,槟州政府仅在灾后1个月,即2017年12月便发放3664万7100令吉于5万2353户人家,而每户人家共获得700令吉援助金。 而联邦政府在2015年时,向吉兰丹及彭亨州的灾黎发放了每户500令吉的援助金。而首相也在2017年11月7日探访槟州时,承诺将会给予槟州相似的援助。 在2018年2月,沙希旦在玻璃市宣布,联邦政府将会给予全国10州水灾灾黎每户500令吉援助金。 然而,槟州灾民最后却只获得250令吉,更甚的是并不是每一户受灾家庭可以获得联邦的援助。 当我在国会向联邦政府要求,提高援助金额至500令吉,部长竟然表示政府没有足够的预算。 这不但令人失望,更让人惊讶。 国阵在槟城耗资上百万制作专业等级的假新闻视频,付钱在报纸上打广告,并发动海报战试图推倒槟州政府,但他们却宣称他们没钱援助槟州水灾灾黎! 为何槟城人被当成二等公民?我们槟城人也有缴税,而不像刘特佐和里扎 我们并没有要求他们可以媲美槟州政府所发出的援助金,只是要求他们发出和其他州属一样多的援助金,兑现首相的承诺。 大山脚国会议员沈志强

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Arak murah: Laksanakan Peraturan-peraturan Makanan (Pindaan) 2016, Akta Makanan 1983 dengan serta merta

Sebahagian ucapan bahas titah DiRaja oleh Ahli Parlimen Bukit Mertajam Steven Sim pada 12 MAC 2018 di Dewan Rakyat 130318 | KUALA LUMPUR Pada 30 Mac 2015, saya telah membangkitkan bantahan saya terhadap gejala penjualan arak murah di Malaysia. Melalui usaha masyarakat sivil termasuk Malaysian Anti-Cheap Liquor Movement yang diketuai oleh Saudara David Marshell dari… Continue reading Arak murah: Laksanakan Peraturan-peraturan Makanan (Pindaan) 2016, Akta Makanan 1983 dengan serta merta

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FELCRA: Kerugian hampir RM 600 juta setahun ditanggung oleh peserta akibat urusniaga haram antara FELCRA dengan pihak ketiga

Sebahagian ucapan bahas titah DiRaja oleh Ahli Parlimen Bukit Mertajam Steven Sim pada 12 MAC 2018 di Dewan Rakyat 12 MAC 2018 | KUALA LUMPUR Saya ingin mendedahkan satu amalan yang tidak bertanggungjawab oleh FELCRA yang bukan sahaja membelot kepercayaan peserta malah melanggari undang-undang. Saya telah menerima dua set invois jualan kelapa sawit FELCRA kepada… Continue reading FELCRA: Kerugian hampir RM 600 juta setahun ditanggung oleh peserta akibat urusniaga haram antara FELCRA dengan pihak ketiga

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Reflections on Bukit Mertajam, and political lessons for Malaysia

(Originally published in Penang Monthly) The story of the valiant Sisyphus is one of my favourites in Greek mythology. He cheated gods and death, and thus angered Zeus himself. Because of this, Sisyphus was punished by Zeus to roll a boulder up a hill only to have it roll down again, and he has to… Continue reading Reflections on Bukit Mertajam, and political lessons for Malaysia