Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Chua Tee Yong is a disappointment to all young Malaysians

(Also published on The Malaysian Insider)

I had the opportunity to have lunch with Chua Tee Yong (CTY, hereafter) before I joined the DAP. I was grateful for this opportunity given that I had already written a few less than complementary articles about his father, Dr Chua Soi Lek, in his capacity as MCA president. I wanted to meet up with him because I had been somewhat impressed by the manner in which he handled himself in parliament. He was articulate in his parliamentary replies and he responded coolly and calmly to the supplementary questions thrown his way. I thought that this MCA leader, in his capacity as the chairman of his party’s Young Professionals Bureau, could raise the overall level of political discourse by attracting more qualified young people to be engaged in the political landscape. I never thought that less than a year later, he would instead drown in a puddle of his own making, snuffing out whatever little hope his party had of rejuvenation and regeneration.

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The EC should take action to prosecute irresponsible parties who are trying to manipulate the electoral roll

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 12th November 2012

While the Election Commission should be given some credit for taking certain steps to clean up the electoral roll, it has failed to take any concrete action against persons who have been trying to and are still trying to manipulate the electoral roll.

In a productive meeting between myself, as Project Director and DAP Election Strategist, with the Election Commission on Monday, 5th of November 2012, the Election Commission highlighted a few steps which they have taken and are taking in order to clean up the electoral roll.

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