Sime Darby's decision to call off its takeover of the government-owned National Heart Institute (IJN) is a stunning victory for People Power. The rakyat have spoken. Ordinary people, through their vocal opposition to the proposal, have defeated a plan put...
Now that Anwar has been acquitted, the opposition alliance must quickly ride on the euphoria generated to explain its specific policies for improving the quality of life of Malaysians if it comes to power. Indeed, quality of life...
I don't know about you, but I got that sinking feeling when I heard that Penang Port could be privatised. At present, Penang Port comes under the federal Finance Ministry. The government reportedly has already spent RM1 billion over the...
The Selangor government's Water Review Panel has accused federal Water Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor of being more interested in protecting the private interests of businessmen rather than the Selangor and KL public. In a Berita Harian interview yesterday, Sharizan had...
Between 500 and 1000 workers have marched from Central Market to Dataran Maybank to mark Workers' Day. Many are disappointed that Najib's newly introduced minimum wage of RM900 for the peninsula and RM800 for Sabah and Sarawak falls...
When writing the piece below for IPS, I spoke to economist Charles Santiago, who told me that non-Malays are so tired of the discrimination under the NEP that many of them would support FTAs with the US and the...
A patient at the KL General Hospital (HKL) shares his experience: I am a patient of our Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and visit two specialist clinics regularly. It used to be four. I was warded in two different wards for...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA-w5FdZoI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqGMSoUNxlQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] President Obama has lashed out at Wall Street for taking huge bonuses totalling over US$18 billion last year while their firms were being bailed out by taxpayers. That is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful, and part...
Trust the pro-Umno groups to find an ethno-religious twist to the kangkung episode. This video appears to be of the gathering of some 600-700 people outside the Sunway Carnival mall in Seberang Jaya yesterday. http://youtu.be/LOYhwCNEO0Q Another rally of some 300...
Anwar speaking in Seberang Jaya last night Anwar has sharply criticised the federal government for overcrowded general hospitals such as the one in Seberang Jaya. He said he was responsible for the construction of the hospital more than a decade ago....

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