After being reduced to just one parliamentary seat, Gerakan once again finds itself soul-searching for direction, as it did during its 2008 national delegates conference (NDC). Then, as it did now, the delegates convened for a party election, as well as to discuss an electoral defeat months before. There are many parallels between the NDC of 2008 and that of 2013. Once again, the suggestion to leave BN was placed…
Declaring the newly-elected Gerakan leadership as the ‘Mah Siew Keong team’, the president-elect has rubbished talk that he is a lackey to his predecessors. Mah said this after proposing that the outgoing acting president Chang Ko Youn becomes the party’s adviser at the party’s national delegates conference. “After this, tomorrow people will say I am Chang’s lackey, or the late president Dr Lim Keng Yaik’s lackey or former president Koh…
Newly-minted Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong (pic) has said he would waste no time getting down to work to revive the party. He said the newly elected office bearers also needed to hit the ground running, including in terms of consolidating unity among party members. Soon after the announcement of the results of the party polls at Menara PGRM in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, Mah acknowledged that the 45-year-old party…
LONG TERM: New Gerakan president asks members to support party transformation  KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-elected  Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong has called on party members to bear with the changes he plans to make that  will boost the transformation of the party. Mah, who was voted in at the party's 42nd national delegates conference on Saturday, urged members not to be quick in judgment based on his initial steps as…
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 27, 2013): Newly elected Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong has vowed to make Gerakan a stronger party at the end of his first term in 2016. He said he planned to implement several changes for the party and urged other leaders and party members to give him their full support. "Have trust in me. You (delegates) have already elected me as the new president. So now…
KUALA LUMPUR: Newly elected Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong has vowed to make Gerakan a stronger party at the end of his first term in 2016. He said he planned to implement several changes for the party and urged other leaders and party members to give him their full support. “Have trust in me. You (delegates) have already elected me as the new president. So now give the time and…
KUALA LUMPUR - Presiden Gerakan yang baharu Datuk Mah Siew Keong berkata beliau akan segera memulihkan parti.    Beliau berkata pemegang jawatan parti yang baharu dipilih perlu segera bekerja termasuk memperkukuh perpaduan di kalangan anggota.    Dalam reaksi segera beliau sebaik keputusan pemilihan parti diumumkan, beliau berkata parti berusia 45 tahun itu menghadapi lebih banyak cabaran berbanding sebelum ini terutama ekoran prestasi lemahnya dalam dua pilihan raya umum lalu.   …
Presiden Gerakan yang baharu Datuk Mah Siew Keong berkata beliau akan segera memulihkan parti. Beliau berkata pemegang jawatan parti yang baharu dipilih perlu segera bekerja termasuk memperkukuh perpaduan di kalangan anggota. Dalam reaksi segera beliau sebaik keputusan pemilihan parti diumumkan, beliau berkata parti berusia 45 tahun itu menghadapi lebih banyak cabaran berbanding sebelum ini terutama ekoran prestasi lemahnya dalam dua pilihan raya umum lalu. "Ia bukan tugas mudah. Tetapi saya…
KUALA LUMPUR: The closing of the 42nd Gerakan national delegates conference today saw a significant discussion on the party becoming a third force in Malaysian politics. Gerakan has had two disastrous election outings, losing its fortress in Penang and its political credibility in the process. In his farewell speech earlier today, outgoing Gerakan vice-president Chia Kwang Chye weighed in delegates views on the party becoming a third force. It was…
Gerakan’s newly-elected president Mah Siew Keong said the party will not leave BN despite urgings from several delegates to do so. Mah said there are in fact many different suggestions from the delegates, including to stay on with BN, and it is not an easy decision to be made. “It is not a decision to be made easily. As far as I am concerned, we believe in Prime Minister Najib…

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