According to the latest household income survey, the following are the percentages of families in the various monthly household income brackets. Household monthly Percentage income range of families < RM 1000 8.6 RM 1001 – 2000 29.4 RM 2001 –...
The comments by the head of the European Commission delegation to Malaysia, Thierry Rommel, have triggered a storm a controversy with a lot of attention focused on the New Economic Policy. He said the rationale for expressing his concerns...
Income inequality has remained high over the years, and this may partly explain the increase in some of the social problems in the country. The source for this graph said it makes use of income figures obtained from the...
Was the 1992 blackout across wide swathes of the nation avoidable? Was it to pave the wave for the privatisation of TNB? Selangor Kini, bearing the copyright of the Selangor state government, has published a report about former TNB CEO...
Anwar needs to clarify a Wall Street Journal report that says he wants to "accelerate privatizations" if elected. What exactly does he want to privatise? Excepts from the Wall Street Journal report: If elected, Mr. Anwar said he will accelerate...
More people are now talking about the need to reduce our carbon footprint. But the discussion is largely focused on improving public transport, avoiding plastic bags (a commendable move which the Penang government is now implementing) or recycling and...
Although there is now belated recognition of global warming as a critical issue for humanity to grapple with, world leaders and the mainstream media are still fudging the real causes of global warming. One likely reason for this smokescreen is...
On the heels of the 400000-strong People's Climate March in New York, several thousand protesters have descended on Wall Street to "confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers...
Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings. The 8tv talk show hosts are singing the praises of the PM. Samy and Ong Ka Ting are...
Ever since health care support services in general hospitals were privatised, costs borne by taxpayers have soared. In 1996, health care support services were privatised to three companies: Faber Medi-Serve Sdn Bhd (FMS), Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd and...

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