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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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Federal government is unable to assist Penang flood victims because it is running out of money but BN has money to make fake news videos, newspaper advertisements and wage poster wars to bring down the Penang state government

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 21 MARCH 2018 | KUALA LUMPUR On 19 March 2018, I asked in Parliament about the status of the flood aid promised by the Prime Minister for the Penang November 2017 flood victims. Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Shahidan Kassim said that only RM5,467,250 will be… Continue reading Federal government is unable to assist Penang flood victims because it is running out of money but BN has money to make fake news videos, newspaper advertisements and wage poster wars to bring down the Penang state government

General, Govt, Mind, Philosophy, Politics

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

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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

Gender, General, Govt, Politics, press

The Mother of all Budgets neglects mothers

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 01 NOVEMBER 2017 | PARLIAMENT, KUALA LUMPUR When he tabled the 2018 Budget on 27 October 2017, Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister Najib Razak presumptuously called his own budget, “The Mother of All Budget”. What is utterly surprising, and ironical, The Mother of All Budget does not contain… Continue reading The Mother of all Budgets neglects mothers

Economy, Featured, General, Govt, Mind, Philosophy, Politics

Najib’s Durian Economics

Back in July this year, Ali my colleague, when he found out that durians today cost more than RM100 a kilogram exclaimed, “Dulu durian selonggok baru 10 ringgit hingga 15 ringgit. Apa sudah jadi?” (Durians used to cost RM10 - RM15 a pile. What had happened?) Little did he realise that two months after his… Continue reading Najib’s Durian Economics

Economy, Featured, General, Govt, Mind, Philosophy, Politics

Imagine Malaysia

It’s 54 years since we got together as Malaysia. That is already more than half of a century, a long time indeed. Our forefathers came together desiring “in the true spirit of brotherhood and love of freedom” amidst all sorts of threats from everywhere. Their imagination was stronger than even threats of war. Indeed, the… Continue reading Imagine Malaysia

Bahasa Malaysia, Community, Featured, General, Govt, Mind, Philosophy, Politics

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

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Don’t be conned by selfie politics

This is a long overdue article. I had written most part of it in 2014, and then I left it unpublished. I think it’s a good deferment. Along the way, I developed new insights. And I read what other people say about this subject. Last year in May, President Barack Obama came to Malaysia for… Continue reading Don’t be conned by selfie politics