“I think if we go to the ground, we will probably find the kitchens of homes to be full (with supplies).” -- Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
SEOUL, South Korea-On 24 January 2014, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) offered local representatives including political and religious leaders to sign a peace agreement for the 40-year conflict in Mindanao. Currently, the civilian group-led peace agreement is at the implementation and has contributed to creating an atmosphere of peace for a peace agreement between the government of the Philippines and the Moro people.
The Ministry of Health must demonstrate professionalism in presenting COVID-19 data findings and projections and not attempt cover up mistakes with made-up arguments and excuses
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--A recent video released by Projek Bangsa Malaysia about the plight of front-liners in Malaysia highlighted the heart-breaking condition of a nation ravaged by the pandemic and riddled by the failures of the government.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Some 204 out of 453 staff at IDCC PPV tested positive for Covid-19. That is a whopping 45 percent. And how many of them had not received their vaccine? 53 of them!
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Center for Market Education (CME) published a new policy paper titled Fighting COVID-19 in Malaysia: Mass Testing and Other Reasonable Proposals, co-authored by Dr Carmelo Ferlito (CEO, Center for Market Education, Malaysia), Dr Salvatore Chirumbolo (Clinic Biochemical Scientist, Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy), Dr Consilz Tan (Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Economics and Management, Xiamen University (XMUM), Malaysia), Dr Veerinderjeet Singh (President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants & the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Malaysia), Jochen Fries (Entrepreneur, Malaysia), Steven Sieff (Greenbandredband, United Kingdom), Carmine Iavazzo (Entrepreneur, Malaysia), Yow Chuan Lee (Entrepreneur, Malaysia) and Sergio Maria Calzolari (Business Advisor, ASEAN).
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The recent intrusion into Malaysian airspace by 16 strategic transport aircraft over the Luconia Shoals in the South China Sea (SCS), on June 1 followed by another by a Chinese Coast Guard ship on June 4, is a serious reminder on the importance of international conventions in regulating maritime borders.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) takes note of the first hearing of the UK Uyghur Tribunal which took place from June 4-7.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Malaysian Bar is concerned with Malaysia’s recent downgrade to Tier 3 in the United States Trafficking in Persons (“USTIP”) Report 2021.1 We also note that the report also highlights the inaction of the Malaysian Government in addressing allegations of human trafficking, namely, in the palm oil sector and rubber industry, as well as alleged corruption among its enforcement officials.
KUALA LUMUR, Malaysia--The government hospitals in the Klang Valley are at breaking point. The acute care wards for seriously ill Covid-19 cases are packed to capacity and the emergency units are overflowing with patients who have difficulty in breathing. The intensive care wards are full. The system is no longer able to provide adequate care to the 20 – 25% of Covid-19 patients who require high quality and timely treatment with oxygen, steroids and anticoagulants to pull through and survive their ordeal.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has seen some remarkable community level organising by the Malaysian public who are independently working together to help the hardest hit among them to weather the storm.
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia--The government must set up a continuity fund to save the ailing sports industry which has been among the hardest hit due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim Chee Keong said on Saturday.
Statement by Andy Hall regarding letter acknowledging US CBP has started an investigation into alleged forced labour in IOI Corporation’s operations
I take note of today’s statement in which IOI Corporation (IOI) has made reference to a letter addressed to me by the US Customs and Border Protection Department (US CBP). It is stated in this public release by IOI that this aforementioned letter acknowledges CBP has started an investigation into alleged forced labour in IOI ‘s operations in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Middle East observers are looking at the latest move by the US to pull air defense systems out of the region with keen interest, with some saying this would change the balance of power in the region.
Negative pressure ambulances DO NOT IMPROVE OUTCOME nor help improve the Covid-19 situation with large monetary consequences.
The College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia; the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the Malaysian Society of Intensive Care would like to respond on the press statement by the Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, as reported by the Bernama News Agency on 20th June 2021 with regards to the purchase of 500 negative pressure ambulances to transport Covid-19 patients.
Malaysian people and businesses are willing to sacrifice to win the pandemic war, but enough of arbitrary, unempirical, unscientific and meaningless industry shutdown by the government
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Yesterday, the media reported that the gym and fitness industry has suffered more than RM110 million in losses since MCO 1.0. Today, the industry is still in a total shutdown.
With more allegations of sexual harassment, university authorities around Malaysia appear to be turning a blind eye towards what appears to be a growing incidence of sexual harassment throughout their respective institutions. This appears to be a growing problem, however very few statistics exist, and most cases are not reported.
1. Angkatan Wanita Amanah Negara (AWAN) menjunjung kasih titah Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong dan Majlis Raja-Raja Melayu atas kenyataan-kenyataan yang telah dikeluarkan kelmarin. Adalah jelas dan tuntas disebut betapa kerajaan PN yang ada pada hari ini telah gagal untuk mengawal bukan sahaja pandemik Covid-19 tetapi juga gagal mengurus ekonomi negara dan perpaduan sosial rakyat keseluruhan.
ADAKAH menjadi satu kesalahan kepada Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman yang dilantik sebagai pengarah di beberapa anak syarikat MARA Corp?
While MUIS officer Munir Hussein is still under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation bureau (CPIB) and Singapore police commercial affairs department (CAD) relating to issues arising from the ministerial inquiry into foreign halal certification irregularities, another financial scandal is coming to light.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations from various backgrounds are deeply concerned and concerned about the Covid-19 health crisis which has led to various negative implications on the economy and social of the masses.
One of my readers asked: “If Ganapathy had died in London, in like manner as in KL, who would investigate his death?”
Pejam celik pejam celik, antara sedar atau tidak, kita sudah pun berada di tahun 2020. Pelbagai perubahan dapat dirasakan. Antaranya seperti kepesatan pembangunan penempatan penduduk setempat, pertambahan bilangan penduduk di sesebuah kawasan atau daerah, peningkatan jumlah kenderaan secara mendadak, kepesatan teknologi yang begitu drastik dan pelbagai lagi senario.
Malaysia is spending about 5.9% of GDP on education and 1.13% of GDP on research and development. However as at 2014, no Malaysian universities have made the top 100 of the THES global or Asian university rankings, or QS World University Rankings. This is in great contrast to universities with a similar start-up time frame in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, and even Saudi Arabia, making the top 100 in the Asian rankings over the last few years.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Laying claim on an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 334,671 sq km,with 200 nautical miles (370.4 km) from its shores, much of it in the South China Sea, Malaysia has thus far proven to be unable to credibly enforce its claims in the area.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia is now feeling the heat after years of neglecting its armed forces, with intrusions by an assertive China into its claimed maritime and aerospace zone in the South China Sea increasing.
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine.
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia -- The Penang South Reclamation Project (Projek Tambakan Laut Selatan Pulau Pinang) -PSR which will take up the size of almost 17 sq km, involves the development of three artificial islands with a land mass of 1,700 hectares in the waters of Permatang Damar Laut near Bayan Lepas in Penang.
Some are mad with me because in my last post (link) I wrote that in Malaysia, it's the police who must investigate deaths in custody. They say the responsibility lies with coroners.
The statement by the finance minister, as reported in the media, stating that the government does not have the legal power to dictate to banks to impose a moratorium on loan repayments needs clarification.
Earlier today, FMT reported that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) was deployed to intercept 16 of China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force planes which had strayed into Malaysian waters just slightly north of Borneo.
I’m in a state of shock. Not over the recent deaths of the two, seemingly due to custodial actions taken by police in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. But over the responses of politicians and activists whom I hold in high regard.
Suhakam’s study, which I wrote about in my last post (link), was a response to complaints it received about deaths in custody. The study began in 2014. The report was published in 2016.
First thing in the morning after the LRT collision which left more than 200 injured, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairperson Tajuddin Abdul Rahman visited the site of the accident and addressed the media. The next evening, he lost his job.
UMNO supreme council member Razlan Rafii would do well to take note of the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia which has grown out of control in recent weeks and he should then ask himself who are the ministers in charge of the pandemic response.
The DAP is so close to regaining power. The rakyat is extremely frustrated with disappointment after disappointment from the Perikatan Nasional government. But as they did in 2018, 2013 and even before the 2008 tsunami, they keep repeating the same mistake.
It is interesting to follow the recent controversy over a supposed donation of COVID19 vaccines by as proposed by a company to supply 2 million doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine to the Penang state government.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--It is an open secret that the Malaysian civil service has been used and abused by successive governments over the past few decades, being a means for many a politician to advance his career, enrich himself or to strengthen the grip on power.
Whatever may be the cause of the present flare-up of the pandemic, what must be accepted is that dealing with it, attempting to reduce the number of new cases will cost a lot of money.
IDEAS calls for predictability and better coordination in government pandemic management in light of new MCO
KUALA LUMPUR -- The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) has called for more predictability and better coordination in the Malaysian government’s current pandemic response to ensure Malaysia’s recovery from the pandemic, in light of the announcement made Monday by the Prime Minister expanding the current Movement Control Order (MCO) to the whole of the country from May 12th to June 7th.
KUALA LUMPUR: The recent protests at two Tawau villages adds to the feelings of alienation felt by Sabahans towards the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government in Putrajaya, according to a DAP state assemblyman.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 2)--The looming possibility of another movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia’s parts of Malaysia has caused many to vent their frustrations over what they called poor planning and last minute announcements that are taking a toll on the economy.
For fifty years, nobody was bothered about the DAP Johore party election but now it is the top national news and focus – that is what Liew Chin Tong has achieved
For fifty years, nobody was bothered about the DAP Johore party election but now it is the top national news and focus – that is what Liew Chin Tong has achieved
Call on all contending candidates to close ranks and rally behind the leadership of Liew Chin Tong and Teo Nie Ching
I will not be able to attend the Johore DAP State Convention in Batu Pahat on Sunday, May 2, 2021 as I am in Covid-19 quarantine for 10 days from April 30 to May 9.
Sdri Gan Peck Cheng shared with us earlier that the state committee to be elected in this upcoming state convention would be Johor DAP’s 20th. Johor DAP has braved the political ups and downs for the past 50 over years and we are confident that it will continue to flourish under a strong leadership, even in the current flux.
The Prime Minister and Cabinet are to be commended for their timely and welcomed intervention into the non-renewal of lease for the Convent Bukit Nanas school (CBN) matter.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 13)--As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, Vietnam has emerged as Asia’s shining star, turning in one of the best economic performances in 2020 even as economies worldwide are struggling with sluggish growth and uncertainty.
If you recall, not so long ago, the Selangor State Government was being hailed as a shining light in leading green initiatives. EcoKnights president Yasmin Rashid was so astounded by the state allocations set aside for improving the environment and reducing global warming that she said “I think no other states in Malaysia have taken such initiatives”.
Those of us who are old enough remember a time when the DAP was a very different party; Chinese centric grumpy old men dominated. Barely anybody spoke English and Malay, outside Karpal’s little Penang gang.
While the Coordinating Minister has blamed rich countries for cornering the market and thus limiting Malaysia's access to vaccine supply, I have been informed that several state governments, private businesses and foundations, responding to the government's incompetence in handling the pandemic, have sought to procure their own supply of NPRA approved vaccines.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 19)--City planning expert Derek Fernandez has urged the government to intervene in the Convent Bukit Nanas issue ahead of a hearing for the school’s judicial review application to challenge the Department of Lands and Mines decision not to extend its land lease.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 8)--Media attempting to cover a public hearing on the Shah Alam City Council’s (MBSA) draft local plan 2021-2035 today were barred from covering according to a report by local news portal Malaysiakini.
Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) commends and lauds the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission’s impartial and meticulous efforts in uncovering and busting the government contract cartel reportedly headed by a wealthy and powerful Datuk.
G25 is concerned over reports that the Perikata Nasional government's plans to table in Parliament a bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) and a bill on the Control and Restriction on the Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions.
Two years ago, on 3 April 2019, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) concluded that the alleged Shiite activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh were disappeared by the Special Branch of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).
KUALA LUMPUR – 31 MAC 2021: Masyarakat sivil di Malaysia menyatakan bantahan mereka dengan jelas terhadap keganasan yang dilakukan oleh pemerintah tentera Myanmar ke atas rakyat Myanmar yang berprotes secara aman untuk menuntut demokrasi.
Offenders of Movement Control Order(MCO) restrictions should be permitted to attend an interview and face advocacy action, instead of being issued a compound summons for RM10,000 fines, similar to cases involving motorcyclists with loud exhausts on their vehicles.
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) launched today a research report entitled “Reform of Appointments of Key Public Officers in Malaysia”.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 11)--This is 2021 and the expectations and aspirations of the Rakyat are far, far more developed than the way things were in Kuala Lumpur achieved city status on 1 February 1972.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 8)--Residents seeking to object to development projects impacting them and their quality of life must be given full disclosure in order for them to participate in the public objection process in a meaningful way.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 2)--Recent news that Kuala Lumpur Mayor Mahadi Che Ngah is seeking to reverse the Court of Appeal’s decision quashing City Hall’s development order in Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK), has drawn the ire of the Selamatkan Kuala Lumpur or Save KL Coalition.
KUALA LUMPUR (Mac 2)--CAGED percaya bahawa badan penguatkuasaan polis yang baik adalah penting untuk menjamin ketenteraman masyarakat. Namun begitu, CAGED turut sedar bahawa tangunggjawab ini bukan mudah.
By Frank Auger
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26)--The vaccines are coming right into Malaysia with more and more getting their shots starting the Pfizer vaccine, and soon China’s Sinovac vaccine will be delivered to Malaysians.
By Jocelyn Nya
KOTA KINABALU (Feb 26)--Warisan saw another defection on Thursday, thinning down its 21 seats in the Sabah state legislative assembly by one after Sebatik assemblyman Hassan A Gani Pg Amir today announced he has quit Warisan and declared himself an independent who backs the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) ruling coalition.
KUALA LUMPUR--While the recent controversy over former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas makes mention of executive pressure on the judiciary, several key cases were left out according to critics.
KUALA LUMPUR(Feb 22)--The recent controversy surrounding the "Sugarbook" dating platform is yet another example of how government overreach in Malaysia fails to address the core issue and instead gets caught up in biased sentiments.
The industry understands that the proclamation of emergency was to allow the Government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic situation more effectively as it had reached alarming rates and was putting the national healthcare system under tremendous pressure with the surge in daily cases.