Surat terbuka kepada pengundi Teluk Intan – Chong Zhemin

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31 Mei akan diingat dalam sejarah Malaysia sebagai hari paling penting dalam beberapa dekad pembangunan negara. Ia akan menentukan sama ada politik Malaysia akan beralih paradigma kepada era politik baru yang berdasarkan idea, pendapat, polisi dan prinsip. Atau Malaysia akan terus kekal pada politik lama dimana isu perkauman dan agama terus didominasi dan dimainkan oleh politikus untuk kekal di tampuk kekuasaan.

Sepanjang tahun lepas, negara kita telah dilanda pelbagai masalah termasuk kontroversi kalimah Allah, rampasan bible berbahasa melayu, pertuduhan pemimpin pembangkang, kos sara hidup yang meningkat, perlaksanan GST. Daripada memberikan fokus kepada isu-isu sebenar yang memberi kesan kepada kelangsungan hidup rakyat biasa Malaysia, kaum dan agama terus dimainkan untuk mengalihkan perhatian dari isu-isu utama. Jika kita menganggap terma Najib tamat, pilihanraya umum yang akan datang adalah alam empat tahun lagi. Walau bagaimanapun, anda sebagai pengundi Teluk Intan mempunyai peluang untuk meletakkan perkara yang betul di atas landasan negara ini pada 31 Mei. Dengan mengundi calon DAP, Dyana Sofya sebagai Ahli Parlimen Teluk Intan, kita akan menghantar satu gelombang kejutan ke seluruh negara ini. Continue reading “Surat terbuka kepada pengundi Teluk Intan – Chong Zhemin”

An open letter to Teluk Intan voters

31 May will go down in Malaysia’s history as one of the most important day within the next decade of nation building. It will determine if Malaysia politics is going to take a paradigm shift to a new era of politics which is based on ideas, opinions, policies, and principles. Or if Malaysia would revert to the old politics where racial and religious issues continue to dominate and played up by politicians to cling on power.

Over the past year, our nation has been riddled with a myriad of problems including the Allah controversy, confiscation of the Malay bible, persecution of opposition leaders, rising cost of living, the implementation of GST. Instead of focusing on the real issues that would affect the bread and butter of ordinary Malaysian, race and religion continue to be played up to divert the attention of the main issues.

Presuming Najib see out his term, the next General election will be 4 years away. However, you as a Teluk Intan voter have the chance to put things right on track for this country on the 31 May. By voting in DAP candidate, Dyana Sofya as the MP of Teluk Intan, we will send shock waves to the entire nation.

Dyana is young, a female, Malay and a Muslim. But none of these matter as she is the same as we are, a Malaysian. Therefore, I urge all Teluk Intan voters regardless of age, sex, race or religion to stand solidly behind Dyana and send her to parliament for she upholds the principles of justice, freedom and equality.

Over the past fifty seven years, we have been brainwashed by the ruling party that we need to vote our own race in order to safeguard our community interest and survival. Malays to vote for a Malay, Chinese to vote for a Chinese and Indians to vote for an Indian. The time has come for us to think out of the box, we want a Malaysian who can fight for us.

Teluk Intan is a mixed constituency where none of any race forms more than 50% of the electoral. This racial composition is also identical of Malaysia’s which make the by-election of significant importance.

By giving Dyana a strong solid backing and convincing victory, Teluk Intan can send a resounding message to the entire nation – the days of racial politics are gone. Let us show to Malaysia that Teluk Intan is colour blind and we vote according to the candidate credentials not based on age, sex, race or religion.

If Dyana wins the by-election, she would not only be the first female Malay MP for DAP, she would also be the youngest MP in the current Dewan Rakyat. In the 1997 by-election, Teluk Intan wrote history and created miracle when DAP capture the Teluk Intan seat overturning a huge majority by Gerakan in the 1995 General Election. Can Teluk Intan do it again? Yes we can. Let us write history and create miracle. Let Diyana, a political greenhorn pull off an upset against the President of Gerakan, Mah Siew Keong in his stronghold Teluk Intan.

For too long, we allow the racial and religious bigots to roam free in this country. It is time for all patriotic Malaysians to reclaim our nation from being hijacked by the minority extremist. Malaysia needs to move forward, and the journey starts from Teluk Intan.

Will 31 May be the watershed moment in Malaysia politics? The decision is in your hands. 531, Vote for Dyana, break the wall, break racial politics.

Open letter by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief, Political Secretary to DAP Perak Chief and a Teluk Intan voter

Gerakan Youth Chief Tan Keng Liang should publicly denounce that Gerakan does not support “UMNO Hudud” by condemning UMNO for its attempt to implement Hudud in Malaysia

Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang today denied allegation by PAS official organ, Harakah Daily that Gerakan Youth supported hudud and threaten to sue Harakah.

Why is Tan Keng Liang so defensive on the Harakah report that he needs to resort to legal means to silent the media. In fact, Tan Keng Liang could have publicly denounced that Gerakan does not support “UMNO Hudud” proving that Harakah has misreported on this issue.

By taking legal means, Tan Keng Liang is buying time for Gerakan not to take a stand on “UMNO Hudud” before the Teluk Intan by election. It is clear that Gerakan needs UMNO’s help to win the Teluk Intan by election which makes Gerakan reluctant to condemn UMNO for its attempt to implement Hudud in Malaysia. Continue reading “Gerakan Youth Chief Tan Keng Liang should publicly denounce that Gerakan does not support “UMNO Hudud” by condemning UMNO for its attempt to implement Hudud in Malaysia”

Tindakan Pemuda MCA Perak untuk menyerahkan tandatangan menentang pelaksanaan Hudud di Malaysia ke ibu pejabat DAP Perak hanya satu gimik politik monyet untuk mengelirukan dan mengaburkan fakta MCA tidak berani menentang pendirian Umno dalam isu Hudud.

Tindakan Pemuda MCA Perak untuk menyerahkan tandatangan menentang pelaksanaan Hudud di Malaysia ke ibu pejabat DAP Perak hanya satu gimik politik monyet untuk mengelirukan dan mengaburkan fakta MCA tidak berani menentang pendirian Umno dalam isu Hudud.

Isu Hudud dimulakan oleh UMNO di mana Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri jamil mencabar PAS untuk membentangkan bil individu untuk melaksanakan Hudud di Kelantan. Namun sedemikian, Pemuda MCA hanya berani membidas PAS dan DAP, tetapi tidak berani menerang pendirian UMNO dalam isu Hudud. Ini jelas menunjukkan sikap MCA yang hipokrit dan pengecut.

Pendirian parti DAP dalam isu Hudud sngat jelas dan konsisten iaitu Hudud tidak sesuai dilaksanakan di Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara secular yang berbilang kaum. Parti DAP juga dengan terbuka menyampaikan pendirian ini kepada Parti PAS.

Di sebaliknya, MCA segan dan tidak berani menentang pendirian UMNO dalam isu Hudud. Apabila Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata kerajaan tidak pernah membantah Hudud untuk dilaksanakan di Malaysia, apakah pendirian MCA?

Continue reading “Tindakan Pemuda MCA Perak untuk menyerahkan tandatangan menentang pelaksanaan Hudud di Malaysia ke ibu pejabat DAP Perak hanya satu gimik politik monyet untuk mengelirukan dan mengaburkan fakta MCA tidak berani menentang pendirian Umno dalam isu Hudud.”

DAP Perak lodge police report on Wanita MCA Chief Heng Seai Kie who made an unfounded and baseless allegation on DAP and PKR

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Wanita MCA Chief Heng Seai Kie made an unfounded and baseless remark on facebook on the 26th March alleging DAP and PKR of using chinese based social media Wechat and Weibo spreading rumours to confuse and create anger among the Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers. By so, she call for DAP and PKR family members, in-laws and relatives as national traitors and to be sentenced to death.

We strongly condemn Heng basessless allegation and slander. We urge the police to immediately initiate investigation against Heng’s facebook posting. We will also lodge a report to the MCMC for further investigation.

In her statement yesterday, Heng confessed that she posted unverified news to her facebook. We thank her for her honesty which proves Heng is the one who actually spreads rumours on social media. Continue reading “DAP Perak lodge police report on Wanita MCA Chief Heng Seai Kie who made an unfounded and baseless allegation on DAP and PKR”

Did MCMC Censor Pro Pakatan Rakyat Facebook Pages?

Several Pro Pakatan Rakyat Facebook Pages were inaccessible from Malaysia since yesterday afternoon. The blocked Facebook Pages include “We fully support <PKR> DAP”, “Zhong Zheng Kuai Xun” and “We fully support BN to be buried”. All three are Chinese Facebook Pages. The total likes for these Facebook Pages exceed 700k. However users who were overseas have no problem in accessing these Facebook Pages.

Based on my understanding, these Facebook Pages can continue to update their contents and can be accessed from overseas, only Malaysian users are being blocked from accessing the Facebook Pages.

The Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Ahmad Shabery Cheek must immediately clarify if he ordered the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)  to censor these Pro Pakatan Rakyat Facebok Pages which resulted them to be inaccessible from Malaysia. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) must explain the role that MCMC play in the censorship of Pro Pakatan Rakyat Facebook Pages in Malaysia. Continue reading “Did MCMC Censor Pro Pakatan Rakyat Facebook Pages?”

The smearing of chicken blood on Pakatan Leaders' banner and the award of RM500 to slap Teresa in her face are the most evil political intimidation and thuggish behavior to incite racial and religious hatred in Malaysia

I strongly condemn the act of smearing chicken blood on Pakatan Leaders’ banner and the award to slap Teresa in her face by an NGO. This is the worst kind of political intimidation and thuggish behavior to incite racial and religious hatred in Malaysia.

MCA and Gerakan leaders who have twisted Teresa’s political satire video must be held fully responsible for this regretted incident.

The political satire video made no mention to any BN leaders but was twisted by MCA and Gerakan leaders to incite Malay and Muslim’s anger towards Teresa, DAP and Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

DAP had proposed to screen the video at the cabinet meeting explain the content of the video but the offer was turn down by Shafie Apdal. Are BN leaders afraid to face up the truth that there is no element of racial hatred in the video?

Gerakan Youth chief, Tan Keng Liang responded to Teresa Kok’s political satire video with the following comment. “If she doesn’t like Malaysia, she can go to Singapore. That is where DAP originated. Shameful video!”

Tan Keng Liang’s “get out of Malaysia” comment is irresponsible, degrading and shameless. No Malaysian should be told to leave the country by having a different opinion or political stand. I urge Tan Keng Liang to retract his comment and tender an apology to Teresa, DAP and all Malaysians who are offended by his insensitive remark.

Will MCA and Gerakan leaders who twisted Teresa’s video prepare to right the wrong by condemning this political thuggery in the strongest form and explain the true content of the political satire video to all Malaysians?

Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 6th Feb 2014

The fake resignation letter of Hutan Melintang SA is a despicable act to distract the main issues of Kajang by-election

PKR Hutan Melintang SA Kesavan has denied outright that he issued a resignation letter and he has no intention to the PKR.

The questions that remain unanswered are who is the mastermind behind the fake resignation letter and what is the intention of circulating the fake resignation letter at a time when all eyes are on the Kajang by-election?

The copy of the fake resignation letter shows an acknowledgment and time-stamp today by the office of speaker SK Devamany. Devamany must come out to clear the air if his office indeed received the fake resignation letter and acknowledged receiving it. If not I challenge Devamany to follow the footstep of Kesavan to lodge a police report as the Perak State Assembly Speaker office’s integrity is at stake.

Najib must also openly deny that BN is not involved in the fake resignation letter and has no intention to induce PR representatives to quit the party.

The fake resignation letter was circulated at a well-timed moment, just two days before the EC is going to announce the nomination and polling day for the Kajang by-election.

Regardless who circulated the fake resignation letter, the intention is clear – to distract the voters from the main issues of Kajang by-election which are the spiraling cost of living, corruption, and the rising racial and religious tension in Malaysia.

Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to Taiping MP on 4th Feb 2014

UMNO’s despicable attempt to racialise the Kangkung fiasco is an attempt to divert attention and silent Malaysians who are concerned with the never ending rising cost of living

UMNO’s despicable attempt to turn the Kangkung fiasco into a racial issue must be condemn by all right thinking Malaysians. This is a politically irresponsible attempt from UMNO to stir up racial issue, to divert people’s attention and to silent Malaysians who are concerned with the never ending rising cost of living in Malaysia.

The Kangkung fiasco shows that the Najib administration has lost touch with the ground where ordinary Malaysians face severe financial hardship following the continuous price hike of several essential goods. The rising cost of living is a problem that cuts across all races in Malaysia. UMNO’s attempt to turn the Kangkung fiasco into a racial issue shows that UMNO no longer champions the people’s right and is prepare to racialise any issue of public interest just to gain political mileage.

Kangkung has not only received international coverage for the past three days but has also achieved a symbolic status in Malaysia. Firstly, the Kangkung symbolises the the public anger of Malaysians against the never ending rising cost of living. Secondly, the Kangkung symbolises Najib incapability, inaction and powerless when it comes to tackling the rising cost of living. Thirdly, the Kangkung symbolises Najib attempt to ridicule, deny and dismiss the rising cost of living in Malaysia.

Is Najib currently living in a different Malaysia that he could see no burden of the people, feel no pain of the people and hear no complaints from the people on the never ending rising cost of living? Why do ordinary Malaysians have to tighten their belt due to BN mismanagement and lavish spending while BN top officers continue their extravaganza overseas trip?

There is only one man that could stop the Kangkung fiasco, which is Najib himself. Would Najib finally step up and tackle the core issue of price hike which is of great concern to all Malaysians?

Media Statement by Chong Zhemin, DAP Perak Economic Development Bureau Chief and Political Secretary to the Taiping MP on 16th Jan 2014

Najib must immediately stop the Kangkung Censorship which is against the Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia Bill of Guarantees

Several online news portal have reported that Malaysians have been blocked accessing the BBC news on the Kangkung fiasco. Despite Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) denial of blocking the BBC Kangkung page, internet users primarily TMnet users are unable to access the BBC Kangkung page.

Najib must publicly address if the directive of blocking the BBC Kangkung page come from him. If not, he must immediately interfere and stop the Kangkung censorship. Internet filtering is a violation of the Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia Bill of Guarantees which specifically states that the Government would “ensure no internet censorship”. Is Najib prepared to go against the promise of no internet filtering because of his Kangkung faux pas?

The Kangkung fiasco turned from a national joke to an international joke when it was reported by BBC and several international news portal. With the BBC Kangkung page censorship, it would be just a matter of time that the Kangkung would be recognised as the “National Vegetable of Malaysia” which has just gain international fame. Continue reading “Najib must immediately stop the Kangkung Censorship which is against the Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia Bill of Guarantees”