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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

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One year has passed and Raymond Koh is still missing

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 13 FEBRUARY 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in broad daylight on 13 February 2017. The world watched in horror the CCTV footage of the well-executed kidnapping. Former Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar said that the police had formed a special task… Continue reading One year has passed and Raymond Koh is still missing

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Keputusan Trump terhadap Jerusalem langkah tidak bertanggungjawab, dan berpotensi mencetus aktiviti keganasan di rantau Asia Tenggara termasuk Malaysia

Kenyataan Media Steven Sim, Ahli Parlimen Bukit Mertajam 07 DISEMBER 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PULAU PINANG Keputusan Presiden Amerika Syarikat (AS), Donald J. Trump untuk memindahkan kedutaan AS di Israel dari Tel Aviv ke Jerusalem (Baitulmaqdis) dan justeru memberi pengiktirafan kepada Jerusalem sebagai ibu kota Israel merupakan suatu tindakan yang amat tidak bertanggungjawab. Langkah tersebut… Continue reading Keputusan Trump terhadap Jerusalem langkah tidak bertanggungjawab, dan berpotensi mencetus aktiviti keganasan di rantau Asia Tenggara termasuk Malaysia

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Fed Govt should release the RM1 billion flood mitigation fund, give aid to flood victims and suspend GST on Penang as State Govt rallies post-disaster efforts

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 15 NOVEMBER 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG The 5 November 2017 flood in Penang was unprecedented. Rainfall recorded the previous evening at 372mm was the highest ever in the history of Penang. The Meteorological Department concluded that this was due to radical changes in weather patterns.… Continue reading Fed Govt should release the RM1 billion flood mitigation fund, give aid to flood victims and suspend GST on Penang as State Govt rallies post-disaster efforts

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Tanjung Bungah construction site tragedy: Interim actions were taken, now let the Commission of Inquiry do its work

A horrible tragedy has happened. In the morning of 21 October 2017, a landslide occurred in a housing construction site in Tanjung Bungah. 11 precious lives were lost. The blame game began almost immediately. State opposition parties took to newspaper and social media to attack the Penang state government. Some even went on an “I-told-you-so”… Continue reading Tanjung Bungah construction site tragedy: Interim actions were taken, now let the Commission of Inquiry do its work

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LIMA tugasan penting untuk Ketua Polis Negara yang baru demi untuk memulihkan maruah dan profesionalisme Polis DiRaja Malaysia

Semalam merupakan hari terakhir Khalid Abu Bakar sebagai ketua polis negara. Bekas Pengarah Cawangan Khas, Mohamad Fuzi Harun akan menggantikan beliau sebagai ketua polis negara yang baru. Dalam saya mengalu-alukan ketua polis negara yang baru, saya juga ingin memohon agar beliau segera melaksanakan lima tugasan penting dalam minggu pertama menyandang jawatan baru ini, agar mengembalikan… Continue reading LIMA tugasan penting untuk Ketua Polis Negara yang baru demi untuk memulihkan maruah dan profesionalisme Polis DiRaja Malaysia

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FIVE tasks for the new IGP to restore professionalism and dignity of the Royal Malaysian Police

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 4 SEPTEMBER 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG Today is the last day for Khalid Abu Bakar as Inspector-General of Police (IGP). Former Special Branch Chief Commissioner, Mohamad Fuzi Harun will replace him as the new IGP. There are FIVE tasks which the new IGP needs to… Continue reading FIVE tasks for the new IGP to restore professionalism and dignity of the Royal Malaysian Police

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A Merdeka movie review: “Citizens” Or The audacity of our Malaysian Hope

Rare is a politician who reviews movies, just as rare as one who acts in movies. Pete Teo and Liew Seng Tat, the highly talented Malaysian filmmakers, have created yet another amazing short film recently, in conjunction with our 60th Merdeka celebrations. The stars are no less than Transport Minister and president of MCA Liow Tiong Lai himself… Continue reading A Merdeka movie review: “Citizens” Or The audacity of our Malaysian Hope

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Complaints on Bukit Minyak factory were thoroughly dealt with

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 16 AUGUST 2017 | GEORGE TOWN, PENANG It is totally a lie to say that no action was taken on the screw-coating factory issue in Bukit Minyak Government agencies and representatives from all three levels of government - local, state and federal authorities - all had… Continue reading Complaints on Bukit Minyak factory were thoroughly dealt with

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Menjejak Hang Tuah lama sebagai model Malaysia baru

Pada November tahun lalu, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak telah melancarkan suatu pelan masa depan yang baru, sekaligus membelakangi Visi 2020 yang dicetuskan oleh bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad sebelum ini. Pelan baru tersebut melihat kepada tahun 2050; ada lebih kurang 33 tahun lagi untuk kita ke sana. Perdana Menteri menggelarnya TN50.… Continue reading Menjejak Hang Tuah lama sebagai model Malaysia baru