http://www.youtube.com/v/MeWkgnDQlSg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 http://www.youtube.com/v/VKFp3f2Mh3w&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim says the federal government recognised that its water privatisation policy had failed; so it introduced a restructuring of water management under which a federal body would take over the water assets and lease them back...
This is Najib speaking at the UN general assembly, where he delivered an impassioned speech about the need to oppose extremism. (Check out 2:45 in the video to see the other Malaysians at the UN.) All well and good,...
Newcomer Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd has bagged the lion's share of the allocation of the 4G-LTE spectrum. The obscure Puncak Semangat, reportedly linked to tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, was reportedly allocated 40MHz. The rest of the contenders, including the...
More worrying developments regarding the corporate takeover of agriculture. Nestle is eyeing the commercialisation of traditional red rice varieties in Sarawak. It is also trying to promote contract farming - perhaps something similar to what Sime Darby has in mind...
Predictably, the federal government is refusing to allow the Selangor government to take over the state's water operations from Syabas. Time to make our feelings known at the ballot box. NGOs, including Penang-based groups, had earlier supported the Selangor...
The Catholic Church is synchronising an unprecedented global hour of prayer and eucharistic adoration from 5.00pm to 6.00pm Rome time or 11.00pm to midnight Malaysian time. Cathedrals and parishes around the world are expected to join in with synchronised...
On 30 July, the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) master-plan was launched with much fanfare. Among other goals, the blueprint aims to transform agriculture in the rice-bowl region of Malaysia.The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project...
One of the factors contributing to the persistent fiscal deficit in Malaysia has been the deliberate and gradual reduction of income tax rates over the years. From a fairly progressive tax system, Malaysia has moved towards a regressive tax system....
What is fuelling the protests and rallies and candlelight vigils and prayer gatherings? If we look at the Hindraf protest, it would be easy to conclude that the main issue is ethnic and religious discrimination, which has left many Indian...
As we all know, the two main prongs of the New Economic Policy are to wipe out poverty across the board and to restructure society so that no one ethnic group is stereotyped with a particular occupation - which...

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