While political groups play on ethnicity and religion to strengthen their grip on power and divert attention from critical social issues, price hikes and corruption; while some political leaders seek the best medical treatment for themselves; while five-star 'medical...
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...
The plan to introduce GM mosquitoes in Malaysia will not be implemented "at the moment". "Seemingly it is quite an interesting (solution) to deal with such a problem but I think... not until and unless every aspect of research being...
I spoke to a former senior officer of the Penang Veterinary Department about the rabies cases in Penang and these are the notes from my conversation with him: Rabies is a serious issue. The last major incident on the mainland...
While the political elites live the high life obtaining the best medical and health care treatment, Steven Grumach shares with us his experience at a government general hospital. Bear in mind that the Malaysian government spends only about 2...
The sudden postponement of the scheme to privatise the National Heart Institute (IJN) suggests that the government under-estimated the depth of public opposition to the move. The postponement comes just a day after Najib revealed that the green light had...
The latest round of secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is underway in Utah, USA. The principal beneficiaries are expected to be large corporations. http://youtu.be/LF6XWaiRMcc
Looks like Gerakan has some tough decisions to make, if they are to survive as a party. This is what Koh Tsu Koon says here: “If you go on sentiments alone, I would say more than 60% (want us to...
After what's been happening in Egypt, I thought I would draft a memo to dictators and authoritarian leaders around the world to give them some free and unsolicited advice. Dear Mr Dictator/Authoritarian Leader Recent events in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere...
Photo by a concerned Penangite A concerned Penangite spotted this banner at a private clinic along Burma Road, openly advertising a vaccine against "women's cancer". She called up the clinic and was told the vaccine would be delivered in three...

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