Tuesday, April 10, 2007

DAP NextGen

OK, by young and nextgen, I meant those below the age of 35. ;) I would not have covered everybody here (these are just those Machap pictures I could get my hands on), but these are some of the faces to look out for in the future of the Party. In no particular order, we have:

Anthony Loke, already the existing state assemblyman for Lobak, Negeri Sembilan.
Wanted to wear DAP colours since Standard 3.

Fong Po Kuan, younger than me, but already a 2-term MP for Batu Gajah, Perak.
Our very own red-hot chilli-pepper.

Lau Weng San, currently political secretary to DAP Secretary-General, and assistant to
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Sdr Lim Kit Siang. A chemical engineer by training.

Violet Yong, newly elected state assemblywoman for Pending (Kuching), Sarawak.

Ng Wei Aik, political secretary to DAP Secretary General.
Won infamy (headlines) for challenging Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon to a game of golf.

Nga Kor Ming, currently the state assemblyman for Pantai Remis, Perak and DAPSY Chief.
He's one eloquent and fiery speaker in Mandarin.

Wong May Ing, senior editor of the Chinese Rocket, playing the role of
an accomplished and eloquent MC for all our ceramahs.

Liew Chin-Tong, recently appointed elections strategy advisor to DAP Secretary-General.
Wrote his ANU Masters thesis on PAS politics. Wanted to join politics since Standard 4.

Foo Yu Keong, seconded by Sdr Fong Kui Lun to be
Liou Chen Kuang's campaign assistant for the by-elections

Is there future for the DAP? Oh yes, there certainly is. ;)


Anonymous said...


You have did a great job of highlight the Young DAP leaders.

DAP have to continue highlight the young leaders. With this publicity, more and more youngsters and professionals will come forward to join DAP.

Who am I? said...

TP, can I be a DAP MP ??? plzzzzzz........

What A Lulu said...

i'm really looking forward to these nextgen running in the coming elections.
i look forward to being part of the voters who vote them into office.
no more hoe see chow mei fun!
no more!
no more!

Anonymous said...

But will they similarly be disillusioned by DAP internal politics, just like some of those before them?

Anonymous said...

Well and good. But a small micro piece of comment. Also recruit young Malay and Indian professionals. Don't ever forget, DAP is multi racial too. Unless I am wrong....!! Malaysia for malaysians, right? Malaysians first?? Think about it.

Anonymous said...

That's real true. If DAP can manage to attract more qualified Malay and Indian and "yang lain-lain", it would definitely lend more credibility.

However inspite of it being in existence for such a long time now, it has failed to do so. And also inspite of it not drawn along racial lines like MCA, UMNO or MIC.

So Tony and your "young guns" definitely have a lot, alot of work to do.

Anonymous said...

I am a Malay and very pro DAP. Can I be considered as a DAP candidate?

Anonymous said...

Yes, DAP has to have multiracial candidates and political missions that benefit all Malaysians, regardless of race and religion.

Time is running out as the next GE will be held very soon.

zewt said...

i am impressed... keep it up!

Golf Afflicted said...

Hi guys,

Thanks for the support.

Jien Sing, I can't make you a DAP MP, but if you do stand for elections, the choice is made by Malaysians ;)

Anon 2.16 & 4.39,

Yes, there are certainly areas of improvements within the party, and we understand the burden we need to shoulder. I can't promise you changes overnight, but certainly, I can assure you that the issues you raised are being looked into seriously

Anon 5.40,

We have fielded Malay candidates in every elections. We don't have many but we do have Malay candidates. If you are interested in joining the party and taking part in party activities, please don't hesistate to contact me. ;)

;) Tony

Who am I? said...

Haha, yes yes... of course...

Keep it up TP and all the best !

Anonymous said...

When I was young I always thought DAP is a pro non-muslims political party from my family. If DAP wishes to reach out to more folks, it's critical for them to recruit more bumis.

Many malaysians in the nation (especially the young people) are not aware of political impact and how it connects to their everyday lives. DAP should pinpoint the government ambiguous policies they have implemented, Corruption and Waste of money into failed projects being two severe issues nowadays.

I have traveled to many rural areas in malaysia. Many of them are very poor and they feel like they have no choice but to vote for BN, as it "seems" to represent their interests. But many of them have no political knowledge at all and do not understand they're constantly being skewed by the BN government.

With more voices from bumis in DAP, it certainly will attract the attention of the majority of people.

It's not easy to form a multi-racial party when this country is founded by acknowledging two legislations. A clear and distinctive direction has to be shared among all people so no group is left behind. I seriously think it's time for Malaysia judicial legistration to be empowered again. It affects every one in this country, especially the future of our children.

DAP should come up with a good motto and PROVE that they can really make a difference in this nation.

Chekantastic said...

Hi Tony..

First of all, I would like to compliment on your work within the party. I wish you all the best in your political path.

However, I would like to take this opportunity to channel a very serious issue that happens in Parit Buntar. It’s regarding the severe robbery activities around that area. My friend is staying in Taman Tempua, Parit Buntar. For your information, residents staying there are quite rich. Therefore there is always pecah rumah cases, robbery cases etc. However, from what I knew from my friend, the police in Parit Buntar seem like not taking much action or effort to improve the situation. Moreover, they keep passing those cases to other area police station saying that their police station is lack of resources-keep passing the ball.

I am not sure whether this is the right channel to issue this. But if not, please advice what we can do. Thanks..

Anonymous said...

I grew up knowing some rough and ready to fight DAP supporters/volunteers (in Ipoh)- rough and ready to fight in the sense that try telling them BN is better and you can have a shouting match for the whole nite which can turn into anything else but a civil debate.

HAving said that I aint no BN supporters :-)

Anyway, that is not a good impression I had of DAP on top of the fact that the party seemed to be dominated by a single race. I believe in muli-racial.

Hopefully with this young guns leading the charge things would change.

all the best TP

Anonymous said...

Where is the next generation Karpal Singh in DAP?

In modern politics, its just as important how it looks then what is real. It don't matter what the reality of DAP is if they don't look it..

Jeffrey Chew said...

I am excited...really i am

Anonymous said...

jc....you are not excited but AROUSED!

Anonymous said...

As raised by many, I too agree DAP should recruit more people from other race. Every body says DAP is too chinese, maybe because majority of its members are. I also agree if DAP would be a credible party for malaysians, she ought to change this more. Even the song recently released is in mandarin... were there other versions in other language I'm not aware of?

There have to be reasons why this is so. Is it because most people in there converse mainly in chinese? To be frank, if I were a bumiputra, I would feel really uncomfortable in an environment where most people converse in a language I don't understand.

DAP has been established so long but the race composition is still very weak. It has been talks and talks DAP is not only chinese but multi racial, but talks only does not really convince other races. Don't tell me there is no way to improve this situation, unless the president or the members there do not approve of this direction.

If there is a will, there is a way, and if there is a way and somebody really put this into action. I don't believe this situation cannot be improved.

Many malaysians are hoping and waiting for a party that is really balanced, neutral, fair, most importantly credible towards all malaysians.

I too hope that Tony is capable to make some changes here.

Anonymous said...

TP...put Dr Azmi Sharom as DAP candidate!

He is universal man!

Anonymous said...

"Many malaysians are hoping and waiting for a party that is really balanced, neutral, fair, most importantly credible towards all malaysians..."

Most Malaysians can't see the bigger picture. They know that they are getting ripped off left right and centre but yet year after year they make choices which will benefit them today and the day after tomorrow but will forever rob their children their futures...sigh...

Anonymous said...

I have two Chinese married couple friends ( overseas trained professionals and returned home to work ) who refuse to have kids of their own and prefer to be just god-parents to their best friends' kids.

Anonymous said...

Are they 'infertile'?

John Lee said...

"Is there future for the DAP? Oh yes, there certainly is. ;)"

Considering that every single one of these people is Chinese...I have my doubts, Tony. If the DAP can't get an infusion of true Malaysian blood, it'll die.

Definitely good to see so many young faces, though. A young Chinese party is still better than an old Chinese party. :p

Anonymous said...

I propose DAP be shared by all Malaysians.

The division of seats in DAP according to NEP:
Malays: 90%
Chinese: 9%

How about it TP??

Anonymous said...

Dear Tony,

It is good of you to put up pictures of the next generation of DAP leaders, those below 35 years as you said. I am sure there are more than the 5 you put up in this blog. I hope you can put up more of the next generation leaders. Would be helpful if you can also profile them like you describe yourself.

I also notice that all of them you put up are Chinese. Would be good if you can put up young DAP leaders of other races like Indians, Malays, Kadazans, Ibans, Eurasians to give substance to DAP's professed multi-racial image. Good luck.