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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

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

Today is finally the last day of Parliament

Today is finally THE last day of Parliament for this term. Because we do not practice a fixed-term, and the power to dissolve Parliament is solely in the hands of the Prime Minister, we have been kept guessing when will be the dissolution in the past 18 months. So I know, many MPs including me … Continue reading

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