http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-457346643222556787&hl=en&fs=true Those of you who checked out the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak on 13 July 2008 may have noticed a protest by about 60 indigenous people. They staged a peaceful 30-minute candle-light vigil demanding recognition of their land...
Three issues I would like to raise: Petronas hospital - undermining the public health care system Why is Petronas setting up a private hospital - the Price Court Medical Centre? I don't supposed they named it after its pricey price tag...
Chalk up another victory for civil society groups. The Health Ministry has terminated the services of Australian health care financing consultant Karl Karol, it was revealed on Sunday in Penang. A senior Health Ministry official, Dr Lim Kuan Joo, told a...
Oil price hike protest in Ipoh (Source: Unknown; forwarded via email) So Petronas and the Malaysian government says subsidies distort the market. Of course, the withdrawal of subsidies will encourage conservation of a scarce resource - which is a good...
9.00pm - Five of the activists are released. But Suaram's Teh Chun Hong and Lau Shu Shi, who is also Penang coordinator of the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI), are still being held. Shu Shi in particular has been actively...
Now this is why the Penang state government should not go ahead with its plan to install CCTV cameras in crime-prone areas. The only people to benefit will be the camera and equipment suppliers. The UK has the most CCTV...
Well, well, well, what do we have here? Pas is fielding a non-Muslim Indian Malaysian woman as a candidate for the Tiram state seat in Johor: 29-year-old law graduate Kumutha Rahman. Okay, it might be a gimmick to attract non-Muslim votes....
Just spotted this Wired news report on an experiment with genetically modified mosquitoes - and the company "envisions releasing the insects in Malaysia on a large scale in three years". Gulp! Engineered Mosquitoes Could Wipe Out Dengue Fever ...
A friend of mine in the UK just sent me this message: I particularly take the point about the growing effectiveness of blogging and the ways in which Youtube and other such sites are serving to spread the truth...

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