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New Malaysia must be inclusive for all, says lawyer

  • Jul 8, 2018
The new Pakatan Harapan government should accord all Malaysians – regardless or faith, beliefs, race, sexual identity, skin colour and political affiliation – a chance to contribute to the country, says civil rights lawyer Syahredzan Johan. Referring to the current administration's shake-up of current public agencies and GLCs, Syahredzan said in a statement today that the new government should retain performing heads and employees, despite differences in political preferences. He urged
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To restore confidence in Malaysia, Tun Daim and new team get down to business right away

  • May 13, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - The newly set up Team of Eminent Persons meant business and wasted no time as they convened their first meeting soon after the announcement of its formation by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed on Saturday (May 12). There is no honeymoon period and prolonged post-election euphoria as the government is determined to restore the confidence of the people and investors after Pakatan Harapan's unprecedented win in the 14th general election on May 9.Chaired by former f
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Vote Harapan for a truly multiracial Malaysia

  • Apr 18, 2018
COMMENT | Imagine this. On May 10, 2018, the largest political party governing Malaysia will be a multiracial party. This has never happened before.In GE14, Bersatu will contest 52 peninsula seats, PKR 51, DAP 35, and Amanah 27. While Bersatu will be contesting the largest number, most of their seats are tough seats at Umno strongholds.And while PKR has one seat fewer than Bersatu, most of its seats are highly winnable marginal seats. This means that when the tsunami hits the shore, PKR may be t
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Sarawak Has The Power To Shape The Future Of Malaysia On May 9

  • Apr 14, 2018
LETTER | The call by caretaker deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to Malaysians working in Singapore not to return to vote if they cannot take leave on May 9 shows an obvious attempt by the caretaker government to encourage a low voter turnout in the coming 14th general election.It also shows the real possibility of Pakatan Harapan taking over and forming the new government.I therefore call on all Sarawakians working and staying outside Sarawak to play our part in defining the change proce
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Which Government Is The Most Transparent In Asia?

  • Apr 5, 2018
Japan has the most open government system in Asia, according to the recently released World Justice Project.The report measures whether country’s basic laws and information on legal rights are publicly available, presented in simple language and if there is civic participation and complaint mechanisms. It also measures if the processes by which the laws are enacted and administered are accessible, fair, and efficient.According to the World Justice Project none of the Asian countries figure in
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What Happened To Malaysia?

  • Apr 5, 2018
From a RakyatRunning through pools of rain water before arriving home from school... Took my shower and off to meet Ali, Wong, Javinder and Naresh. When I was young, I lived in a Kampung and my neighbours consist of families of different races. Their parents will invite me to their houses for chapati and cucuk udang and they will come to my home for toast bread with butter. We were very close friends and we used to play anything from spinning top, fighting spiders to even throwing slip
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Debt Ridden; Are We Going To Survive.

  • Apr 2, 2018
Many Malaysians are still struggling to earn a living.It’s election season in Malaysia and it looks like this year’s political hot potato will be the national debt. National debt stands at 684 billion ringgit (US$174.31 billion), putting the country’s debt-to-gross domestic product ratio at 51 per cent. Most countries in the region have a ratio of around 41 per cent.“Some have estimated, that due to the lack of transparency, the estimated government debt could already be as high as 1.26
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