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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

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

Adelina’s death: We need to strengthen protection for migrant labours in Malaysia

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM The tragic death of 21-year old Indonesian domestic helper, Adelina, infuriated our nation. We received tip-off from neighbours on Saturday (10/02/18) about a domestic helper being abused and visited the employers’ home to investigate the very same day. After failing … Continue reading

Exposé: A risky but necessary act in face of a corrupt hegemonic regime

This week, Rafizi Ramli, the PKR Member of Parliament for Pandan was criticised and then had to apologise for wrongfully alleging that a federal government private contractor was related to Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan. Rafizi was threatened with a lawsuit by the Minister himself and was even ridiculed, mostly by online political detractors. Rafizi, of … Continue reading