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...
Ever since health care support services in general hospitals were privatised, costs borne by taxpayers have soared. In 1996, health care support services were privatised to three companies: Faber Medi-Serve Sdn Bhd (FMS), Radicare (M) Sdn Bhd and...
There is a significant divide in opinion in how the US budget deficit should be cut - and this divide has been heightened in the wake of S&P's downgrade of the US economy. It seems the US Congress and...
You know what? They have already released 6,000 of those GM mosquitoes even though a reports had quoted a Biosafety Deparment senior official as saying no date had been fixed and the plan had been delayed. While folks were celebrating...
If a by-election is held in Titi Tinggi, it could turn out to be a referendum on unpopular neo-liberal policies such as the regressive Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Full-Paying Patients (FPP) scheme. The MCA's Yip Sun Onn...
Tunglang takes us on another journey to the past in old George Town, Penang, this time recalling the street performances put up by Chinese medicine men in Magazine Circus in the 1960s. I am reminiscing about the good old...
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...
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...
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....
Cables released by Wikileaks have exposed United State diplomatic efforts to strongly back the corporate push for GM crops to be accepted in Europe and elsewhere. Not only that, the US diplomats under the Bush administration recommended retaliatory action...

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