I cannot for the life of me imagine why any businessman would want to invest in Zimbabwe. Look what happened to one such business venture, a Malaysian-Dutch firm Matanuska, which had its banana plantation seized by a retired army general-turned-Zimbabwe's...
At a recent talk on the GST, I asked those present what they thought “GST” stood for. Most of those present responded, “Goods and Services Tax”. Then, I showed them a cartoon by Zunar which described GST as “Golfing, Shopping,...
It looks as if we are staring at a 18-24 month global recession, at the very least - no thanks to the greed that was on display in Wall Street and among global capitalists, financial institutions and commodity speculators...
It was not so long ago when voters, hoping for reforms and change, gave Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi an unprecedented mandate. Among other things, Abdullah had vowed to tackle corruption. Since then, the reality has not quite matched the rhetoric....
Hong Kong's GDP grew 6.5 per cent in the first half of the year, but the poor are struggling with expensive housing and food prices. Sound familiar? Check out this Financial Times video. Is this the model we want...
As we celebrate 50 years of Independence and 44 years of Malaysia, we would do well to consider some of the cleavages in our society that have given rise to simmering tensions every now and then. Our ethnic-based political system...
Genetically modified salmon could be next on your menu. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soon going to decide whether to approve GM salmon as food. See the story on Natural News here. (We have already seen...
There's been a lot of reaction over the selection of the Perak Mentri Besar, which has gone to a Pas candidate. Kit Siang should not have asked his DAP state assembly members to boycott the swearing in. After all,...
As we celebrate the end of the nightmarish George W administration, journalism professor Robert Jensen has come up with his updated Citizens' Oath of Office to remind us of the core problems of empire and economics -- US domination...
Often, many of us think nothing about drinking bottled water. But here's why you should avoid it, whenever you can: Expensive: Litre for litre, it is thousands of times more expensive than tap water. Hardly hi-tech: Processes such as reverse osmosis aren't...

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