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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 →

Hishammuddin compromises Malaysia’s national security

9 September, 2011
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by Teresa Kok  Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein’s callous support of the refugee swap between Malaysia and Australia is appalling in his attitude towards human life as a mere commodity that can be traded for money, even as he jeopardizes Malaysia’s national security. This refugee swap will see Malaysia exchange 4000 ... Full Article →

Grasshoppers vs giants

9 September, 2011
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Is your constituency a grasshopper or a giant? Not all votes in Malaysia are created equal. Some constituencies, though home to many voters, muster the combined strength of a grasshopper. While others, despite having fewer voters, command the power of a giant. Excessive differences in electorate size (known as malapportionment) ... Full Article →

Now every crook can fight corruption

3 August, 2011
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by Tunku Abdul Aziz In late 2006 as I was completing my term of office as a Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York, I received an unexpected invitation to deliver a speech at an anti-corruption conference in Jerusalem, Israel. It was an important gathering ... Full Article →

Pakatan Rakyat to build a fairer Malaysia, lure return talent

3 July, 2011
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Corruption, social injustice pushing Malaysians away    DAP National Publicity Secretary Tony Pua criticizes Talent Corp for attempting to use incentives to lure return talent without addressing the underlying inequitable policies which drive Malaysians away in the first place.   Pua likens Talent Corp’s approach to “using Panadol to treat ... Full Article →

Talent Corp a resurrection of Pak Lah’s failed Brain Gain Program?

3 July, 2011
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Whatever happened to Pak Lah’s all-but-defunct Brain Gain Malaysia? Launched in late 2006 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI), the program was touted to lure returning talent in several prioritised areas targeted by the Malaysian government. Brain Gain Malaysia intended to entice 50 top-tier scientists and ... Full Article →

To leave or not to leave? Malaysia’s brain drain dilemma.

3 July, 2011
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A taboo topic for many government policy makers, the brain drain issue has been capturing the Malaysian media headlines for unsavoury reasons. Not least since the report published by the World Bank titled “Malaysia Economic Monitor: Brain Drain” (MEMBD) that came out at the beginning of the year has scathingly ... Full Article →

The people vs Lynas

3 June, 2011
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Located at 72, Jalan Gebeng 1/24, Bandar Industri Gebeng Jaya, Kuantan 26080 Pahang , the site of the RM700 million Lynas plant is situated near Sungai Balok, which flows into the South China Sea. Any leakage to the river will cause major sea pollution and affect the national fisheries industry. ... Full Article →

Shrinking Purchasing Power

3 June, 2011
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The debate of subsidy rationalization is now hitting the news headlines, not without a reason. Retail sugar prices were raised by 20 sen on 10th May, the third such increase in under a year. The subsidy removal will reportedly enable the government to save RM 116.6 million in a year, ... 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 →