Opinion

P-hailing service issues comes under MyCC scrutiny

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Following the recent public outcry on issues relating to the services of food delivery platform companies, the imposition of exorbitant commission fees by such companies and the price of food and beverages on these platforms, the Malaysia Competition Commission (“MyCC”) has actively engaged with relevant stakeholders to obtain further information on the matter. MyCC is also closely monitoring and assessing the situation as to whether the conduct(s) of certain food delivery platform companies is in contravention of the Competition Act 2010 or not.
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Patriot calls for the recognition of community patriotism

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The National Patriot Association (PATRIOT), an NGO of retired Military and Police personnel and civilians is calling upon the government, professional bodies and business enterprises to bank on and give credence to the role and sacrifices being made by ‘community patriots’ as we battle on with a new enemy of the people and nation – Covid-19.
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The Arab Spring 2011: Revolusi dan Sekuriti Makanan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Kebangkitan Dunia Arab atau ‘The Arab Spring’ pernah menghiasi berita utama yang sensasi oleh ribuan pengamal media sekitar tahun 2011. Hingga sekarang masih ada segelintir negara-negara Arab yang tidak menemui pengakhirannya.
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Russia's Secret New Fighter Jet Is Officially Out in the Open

After a week of entertaining hype, Russia officially revealed its second fifth-generation fighter jet. The “Checkmate” fighter is designed to go head to head with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, both in the skies and the export market. The plane’s fire sale price and rapid development schedule, however, seem almost too good to be true.
 
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Think tanks support the adoption of the Health Emergency Action Plan (HEAP)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--We welcome the comprehensive efforts that have accelerated vaccination, which has made Malaysia among the top countries in the world for COVID-19 vaccination rate. However, our nation is still fighting an uphill battle driven by the emergence of new, more contagious variants. With a continuous rise in active cases, our public healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, especially in the Klang Valley. Our overworked health frontliners and limited health resources are at a breaking point.
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Forming the Pelan Bertindak Rakyat (TINDAK!) coalition

KUALA LUMPUR--Given the worsening Covid-19 situation in Malaysia, especially in the Klang Valley, we have decided to form a civil society coalition called Pelan Bertindak Rakyat (TINDAK!).
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Banking is no Fund. Beds to Bank on.

The Finance Minister recently proposed that the Lembaga Tabung Haji be placed under the purview of Bank Negara Malaysia because of the effect its RM82 billion funds has on Islamic financing (10% of total is it) and its sway on the Malaysian stock market.
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Development of Peace in Mindanao, Philippines

 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.

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COVID19 Crisis : Questions and Motives

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The significant increase in Covid 19 infections in our country in the last one week has  prompted concerned Malaysians to ask the authorities to re-strategize their approach  towards the fight against the spread of the virus. A total lockdown, some feel, where most  movements are severely curbed is not the solution. 
 
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Alternative solutions on efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia--Former Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman proposed that the government should form three main committees which are a Medical Committee, Economic Committee and Security Committee with each Committee must be headed by experts in their respective fields. The leader must be given a free hand to nominate their members which should be comprised of government administrators, academicians, and mar-ket players to formulate health, social and political responses to better at combatting the COVID-19 situation in the country.
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Open or close.

Two different debates have arisen over the past few days.  Both are questions on authority.

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𝗪𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲

As my senatorship expires this Friday 16 July, I am bidding a temporary farewell to the Malaysian parliament, both the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara, the august institution that I have been honoured to serve since I was first elected a Member of Parliament in 2008.
 
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Malaysians, our brothers’ keepers in this pandemic

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.

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Vaccination Blues: Catching Covid-19 at the PPV?

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!

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Fly that flu

By Your Friendly Neighbourhood EnvironMentalist 
 
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CME presents a real plan to fight COVID-19 in Malaysia

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).

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UNCLOS: Key to safeguarding rights of ASEAN in South China Sea

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.

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Decriminalisation of suicide - The government must act now

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Suicides and attempted suicides appear to be yet another critical global public health issue. Many countries the world over has seen a climb in the number of suicides and attempted suicides over the last 2 years.
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Telling a good Communist story

Ever since President Xi Jinping came into power in 2012 he has set about telling “a good story about China”, and what better story to tell than the rise and success of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)?  
 
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Contest at Kasawari: Another Malaysian gas project faces Chinese pressure

Since early June, China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels have been contesting new Malaysian oil and gas development off the coast of Sarawak. The activity coincides with a patrol by Chinese military planes near Malaysia, which prompted scrambles by Malaysian aircraft and recriminations from Kuala Lumpur.  This is at least the third time since last spring that the CCG has harassed Malaysian energy exploration. It demonstrates again Beijing’s persistence in challenging its neighbors’ oil and gas activities within their own exclusive economic zones. And the air patrol, which was likely not a coincidence, suggests Beijing’s willingness to engage in parallel escalation to pressure other claimants to back down.
 
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The Government Should Take Heed of the Recommendations in the US Trafficking in Persons Report 2021

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.

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Immediate Steps Needed to Forestall Collapse of Health Care Services in the Klang Valley

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.

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𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰, 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Each time I look at the raids and other punitive actions such as hefty compound by the government’s enforcement agencies on helpless ordinary people for violation of SOP and other minor offences, I imagine something terrible. The image of Tunisia’s Mohamed Bouazizi setting himself on fire on 17 December 2010, which set off the Arab Spring uprising, came to mind.
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White Flag: It's Time For #RakyatJagaRakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) refers to the waving of the white flag that comes from the initiative of Malaysians to alleviate the misery of life at this time. ABIM stressed, this #BenderaPutih is a manifestation of the voice of the people beyond the political interests of the party.
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Crackdowns on freedom of expression is symptomatic of a failing democracy

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) views with grave concern in the last two days various crackdowns by the Malaysian police (PDRM) on social activists who raised issues of public concerns and ordinary Malaysians who expressed their desperation during this health and economic crisis.
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Roti Yang Menghancurkan Kerajaan Dan Pemerintahan Rom

Kejatuhan Empayar Rom Barat pada tahun 476 AD berlaku kesan daripada akibat ketidakstabilan pengagihan makanan kepada rakyatnya di antara kerajaan Rom yang berpusat di Itali dan jajahannya yang berada di bahagian benua Eropah yang lain. Pemberontakan oleh rakyat golongan bawahan telah bermula dari German dan merebak sehingga ke Itali. Yang terselamat hanyalah Empayar Rom Timur yang berpusat di Konstantinopel sehingga ia jatuh kepada Turki seribu tahun kemudian.
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Kabinet dan pentadbiran PN hentilah melumur arang ke muka Baginda dan Istana!

"Sidang Parlimen Khas" seperti yang dicadangkan oleh Yang Dipertua Dewan Negara, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Rais Yatim dan Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat, Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, adalah sangat berbeza dengan apa yang telah dititahkan oleh KDYMM Tuanku Agong bersama kenyataan Majlis Raja-Raja Melayu (MRRM) pada 16 Jun 2021 yang lepas.
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As desperate Malaysians organise, should Muhyiddin worry?

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.

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The national recovery plan

The Government has announced a National Recovery Plan. Unfortunately it is more of a time table for recovery based on the number of new cases and the dates the lockdown would be loosened. How the reduction is to be achieved during the stipulated period is not explained. The virus may not oblige and continue to plague the nation despite the time table.
 
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Muhyiddin’s new tool to shore up power: University Boards

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s continuing effort to stay in power has resulted in the appointment of 35-odd politicians and ex-politicians to the boards of directors of the country’s 20 public universities, a position that carries basic financial reward and allowances but plenty of prestige.
 
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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.

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"If you want to go fast, you pay lah!"

Selepas gagal memastikan bekalan vaksin untuk rakyat Malaysia, Menteri bertanggungjawab sebagai Penyelaras Program Imunisasi Covid-19 Kebangsaan (PICK), Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar nampaknya belum bosan untuk menuding jari kepada semua pihak selain daripada melihat kelemahan dan kegagalan diri dan pasukannya sendiri.
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How the US could give its “Pivot to Asia” teeth and claws

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.

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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.

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MyCC WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON ITS MARKET REVIEW FOR SELECTED TRANSPORTATION SECTORS IN MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is inviting the public, including relevant stakeholders, to take part in a public consultation on the ‘Market Review under the Competition Act 2010 for Selected Transportation Sectors in Malaysia (Port Logistics Ecosystem and Motor Vehicle Warranty)’ by contributing opinions, inputs, and feedback on the said market review.
 
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Sexual harassment is rampant in Malaysian universities

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.

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Virtual Conference to Introduce Peace Activities Led by Global Citizens in the Pandemic Era

On May 25, 2021, HWPL's 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace was held online and attended by around 3,000 people from 150 countries around the world. This event is held annually by an international peace NGO named Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in association with its affiliated groups, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).
 
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Tamat darurat, buka parlimen dan jangan derhaka ada titah Tuanku

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.

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Alleged Financial and operational Irregularities at MUIS

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.

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End the emergency, open Parliament and restore the country together

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.

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Forget politics, focus on what needs to be done

OVER the last week, political pundits have been reporting the events and rumours around the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah calling up all political leaders one by one for meetings. With each meeting, there have been various proposals made for how Malaysia should be governed in the short-term, and stories of who will step aside for who, although some of these stories are deliberately misleading to confuse.
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‘Tawhidic-Singularity’ as a New Philosophy of Islam

One of the realties about Islam as it is represented today is that very few understand its meaning in a contemporary social context, let alone be able to apply it to the world that is organic, emotionally unstable, and constantly evolving as patterned by organised chaos and complexity.
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MANUSIA DI MASA DEPAN

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.

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Why Malaysian university research still has a long way to go

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.

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Why there is no academic freedom in Malaysia

The Malaysian Government is trying to develop the country into an education hub. Most universities seek awards of excellence and to get their institutions into the rankings.
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We urgently need a 21-day total mobilisation campaign against Covid-19

In fighting this Covid-19 pandemic, we must first accept that we are at war. It is not something we can afford to take lightly. We must mobilise all resources to fight this war, and not to be distracted by anything else. If the response is not greater than the spread of the virus, Covid-19 wins and Malaysia loses.
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Malaysia’s Border Problems

If land and sea borders are the nation’s doors, Malaysia’s doors seem wide open. Terrorism, piracy, smuggling, narcotics trade, human trafficking, and illegal immigrants are all major problems that need to be tackled at the country’s boundaries.
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Reject reclamation, save our seas

Penang Forum has repeatedly called for the cancellation of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) and we are heartened to hear a chorus of voices in support. Penang Forum is a broad coalition of non-governmental organisations working towards local democracy and sustainable development in Penang. 
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The COVID antibody test might help us reach herd immunity faster

The authorities screened 188,000 migrant workers staying at 43 workers’ hostels in Singapore in the second quarter of 2020. The RT-PCR test was used to detect Covid-19 virus RNA in nasal-pharyngeal swabs and a blood test was done to screen for antibodies to Covid-19. 
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Will the IGP address overuse of lockups?

On 31 May, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Acryl Sani, held a press conference about the MCO. He also spoke briefly about lockup deaths.

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Penang reclamation project will cause permanent environmental damage, must be scrapped

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.

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Diana, Dodi and investigating deaths in custody

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.

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Govt has wide powers to compel banks to impose moratorium

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.

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What Has Befallen Our Foreign Policy

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.

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Who should investigate the deaths of Ganapathy and Sivabalan?

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.

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Fighting Corruption Requires a Pandemic-like Response

What do corruption and the COVID-19 pandemic have in common? They both have deep and wide-spread repercussions for development in all countries. If appropriate curtailment measures are not taken on time, the pandemic will rage across the entire population with its impact felt by future generations. 
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One fatal mistake DAP keeps making over and over again

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.

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Serve the flag not the regime

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.

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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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.

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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.

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Anger, frustration as Malaysia expected to begin 3rd lockdown

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.

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𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐄𝟏𝟓 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧

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.

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Vietnam’s economy to keep growing solidly with new leaders

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.

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DAP’s identity crisis

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.

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As of today, less than 3 percent of Malaysians have been vaccinated against Covid-19

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.

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City planning expert urges government to save historical school

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.

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Government Contract Cartel: Civil Servants Betrayal

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.

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G25: Religious bills put Malaysia’s religious harmony in jeopardy

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.

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Where are Amri Che Mat and Raymond Koh?

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).

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Rakyat Malaysia tolak keganasan pemerintah tentera Myanmar

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.

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When any Tom, Dick and Harry is appointed Mayor

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.

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Local authorities must not deny "meaningful participation"

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.

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“Rakyat’s money used against the Rakyat!”

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.

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Jasa PDRM sentiasa dikenang rakyat

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.

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Malaysians have a right to have the vaccine of their choice

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.

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Does Warisan have staying power?

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.

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Muhyiddin throws ultimatum at Umno

UMNO leaders have been rather secretive about what went on at their supreme council meeting in Janda Baik last Friday (Feb 19).

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Sugarbook: Treating the symptoms not the cause will only fail

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.

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