Bukit Mertajam

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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

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

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

PRESS: 威省市政局和甘榜峇鲁巴刹贩商协会就巴刹猪肉摊位电力超负荷一事进行会议。

This is a report of my meeting with representatives from Kampung Baru market traders’ association, Mr. Loh (chairman) and Mr. Chew (deputy chairman) together with YB Chong Eng, MP for Bukit Mertajam and representative from YB Lydia Ong’s office as well as officials from MPSP. We met to discuss the issue of overloading of electricity … Continue reading