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Bucking traditions of inequality

Bucking traditions of inequality

BUKIT Mertajam Member of Parliament Chong Eng bucked some traditions in her younger days. Coming from a Chinese new village, she was the first girl in her family who managed to persuade her father to let her continue secondary school. Her interracial marriage later on was also considered uncommon, given her background. Born in 1957 […]

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PR shies away from Islamic state issue

THE Nut Graph started posting six questions to 222 Members of Parliament (MP) in January 2010 for its MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project. The project — a likely first of its kind in Malaysia — aims to record MPs’ positions on key issues of democracy as well as provide MPs a platform for voters […]

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Chong Eng (Bukit Mertajam)

Chong Eng (Bukit Mertajam)

BUKIT Mertajam Member of Parliament (MP) Chong Eng’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Chong Eng(source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Chong EngConstituency: Bukit Mertajam Party: DAP (Opposition)Years as MP: Since 1999Government position: None Party position: Wanita DAP chief Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: Women’s Parliamentary Caucus […]

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PKR, DAP urge PAS to retract resolution on SIS

PKR, DAP urge PAS to retract resolution on SIS

Updated 6.42pm on 8 June 09 PETALING JAYA, 8 June 2009: Both Parti Keadilan Rakyat and the DAP have urged PAS to reconsider its call to ban non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sisters in Islam (SIS). “As PAS is rallying for a ‘PAS for All’ image of the party, it should promote and practise democracy and not […]

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Suu Kyi charges “a form of repression towards women”

Suu Kyi charges “a form of repression towards women”

Suu Kyi (Public domain; source: Wikimedia commons) KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2009: DAP Wanita said the latest charges brought by the Myanmar junta against the country’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was not only an oppression of democracy, but a form of repression towards women as well. DAP Wanita chairperson Chong Eng urged the […]

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Perak ruler urged to end political stalemate

Perak ruler urged to end political stalemate

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 May 2009: The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) and politicians have urged the Perak ruler to dissolve the Perak legislative assembly, to pave the way for fresh elections and end the current political stalemate. Bersih spokesperson Wong Chin Huat said fresh elections were the only way to end the Perak […]

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