While many ordinary people, even the poor, are now burdened with taxes such as GST or VAT, some multinational corporations are channelling billions of dollars through Luxembourg to drastically slash their global tax bills in some cases to an...
Blog reader Michael wrote this in response to the drive to open up Penang to Big Business from foreign shores. Michael writes: It is interesting what politicians will say to a foreign audience and not to a local audience. “We are...
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.
This is a good question, especially now that the government plans to introduce GST, which will add and spread the tax burden to everyone. Instead of a regressive tax like the GST, what we need is a progressive tax...
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...
A poll on the website NajibRazak.com held in the run up to the 2015 Budget confirms what most people already know: the number one concern among many Malaysians is the rising 'cost of living' followed by 'housing and urban...
Locally,  we are used to hearing the term 'cyber-trooper'. But that term does not seem to be widely used outside Malaysia. Instead, the closest term seems to be 'internet shill'. AskOxford says the term 'shill' is mainly of informal...
Political scientist Johan Saravanamuttu sent in the following after the Teluk Intan by-election. I think Dyana did fine but was stumped by the lack of returning voters (related to voter turnout) which was a major factor - these will...
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...

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