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Autopsy of a failed government

7 December, 2011
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A civil servant’s worst nightmare takes form in the annual Auditor General’s report, a revealing autopsy of the year’s financial misdeeds. It is the ghost of Christmases past coming back to haunt them. It is the night of the living dead where deeply buried scandals are dug up and put ... Full Article →

WHAT THE BUDGET DIDN’T ADDRESS…

1 November, 2011
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Malaysia is rich with natural resources including petroleum and natural gas, how could more than half its citizens earn below RM3000 per month? The following statistics are a clear indictment of Barisan Nasional’s failure to create a high income society. The inconvenient truth Behind the façade of the massive, impressive ... Full Article →

Bankrupt by 2020?

1 November, 2011
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The Barisan Nasional government must either be clairvoyant, or in denial. Its 5% – 6% growth projection for 2012 is, politely put, over-optimistic. Put side by side with a list of financial institutions’ cautious figures, the discrepancy is stunning. RHB Research Instutute forecasts a mere 3.5% and Maybank Investment Bank ... Full Article →

Stretching your ringgit: A pre-budget analysis

14 October, 2011
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Thirty-year-old marketing executive Johan’s life hasn’t changed since Prime Minister Najib Razak rolled out BN’s “big is better” Budget 2011, best remembered for announcing the 100-storey Warisan Merdeka tower. Like many young working adults, the only house Johan can afford on his current salary is a two-room flat that would ... Full Article →

Highest Investments For First Half of 2011

9 October, 2011
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Selangor has continued to ace the investment scorecard when it received the highest investment amount in the country at RM 5.2 billion for the first six months in 2011. In this period, Selangor received RM 3.1 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) and local investments of RM 2.1 billion. A ... Full Article →

Selangor To Issue Own F-Class Licenses

9 October, 2011
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 The Selangor state government will be introducing its own contractor classifications and issue its own F-class license for both the bumiputera and non-bumiputera categories. According to health, estate worker, poverty and caring government exco, Dr Xavier Jeyakumar, this is to give more comprehensive and equal opportunities to all the contractors. ... Full Article →

Royal Forest Reserve Opened For Crony’s Benefit

9 October, 2011
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Perak DAP state chairman and Sitiawan state assemblyman (ADUN) Ngeh Koo Ham has queried the Perak BN state government on its alleged rampant approval of state land since the illegal coup in February 2009. “Dato’ Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir must come clean with regard to the clearing of 74 ... Full Article →

Curbing profiteering on affordable homes

9 September, 2011
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Selangor is considering two rules to prevent profiteering from its affordable home schemes. They include restricting the transfer of ownership within the first five years and only allowing the homes to be resold to the state with a limited profit margin. State executive councillor Iskandar Samad said that if the ... Full Article →

BN leaders Question Penang’s Open Tender System

9 September, 2011
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  Penang MCA Women Wing chief Tan Cheng Liang open questioning of why the Penang state Irrigation and Drainage Department’s projects were not awarded to Chinese contractors came under fire from Komtar ADUN Ng Wei Aik. “BN leaders are constantly harping on racial sentiments, with UMNO accusing the Penang PR ... Full Article →

The Economist Praises Penang

9 September, 2011
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  Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng’s open tender policies are helping Penang regain its lustre as a ‘global city’ by lifting the state’s economy to beyond that of a sweat shop industry, The Economist reported last month. In its latest issue dated August 13, the international weekly dubbed Penang ... Full Article →
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The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

27 September, 2015 0 Comments

On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, ... Full Article →

Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015 0 Comments

There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 3 Comments

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015 0 Comments

By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →