This is an interesting area which should be explored. Check out the graph above published by the Equality Trust, UK. According to the Equality Trust: The link between inequality and homicide rates has been shown in as many as 40 studies,...
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t watch Najib’s Budget 2016 speech. I thought it would be too painful to listen to. Not just because of the bad news but because of the thought of what could/might have...
Who cares what Fitch thinks? Why have the media been giving so much publicity to rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Group (the so-called Big Three)? On 20 January 2015, Fitch rating agency said it...
1400: Some 300 people already outside Pasar Seni for the Workers Day gathering. Many of them are wearing red anti-GST T-shirts or red Bantah GST stickers stuck to their shirts. Three uniformed police personnel have arrived.
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,...
This is the online petition to Najib from the 'Gabungan Bantah Cukai GST Malaysia'. You can sign the form here. Petisyen membantah 6 peratus Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan Saya sebagai rakyat Malaysia dengan kebebasan bersuara seperti yang dijamin...
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....
GDP per capita (in real terms, after adjustment for inflation) now is apparently six to seven times more than it was in 1970, but do you feel much better off? Here are some other figures: 1970 (Source: Statistics Department) Gross...
Is the GST really unavoidable? Blog reader bigjoe99 writes: I actually blame the opposition for their failure to educate the public on how GST is such a failure of the Umno/BN govt. Truth is if we get rid of...
This was the protest held in front of Parliament a couple of days ago. Thanks to blog visitor Don Anamalai for the link.

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