Blog visitor Phua Kai Lit points out that the way we calculate GDP is deeply flawed. The way national wealth and economic growth are calculated needs to be changed e.g. “bads” such as environmental pollution and health hazards need...
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
This documentary challenges some of the long-held theories about cholesterol and statins, which have reaped big bucks for Big Pharma. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th7AqXiWD1g?rel=0&w=600&h=338]
Bernama has come up with its own spin on the Economist Intelligence Unit's report on the Malaysian general election. Compare the two reports below: This is the EIU report: A fiscal bidding war The main opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance...
Is our underfunded public health care system able to cope with the crowds needing affordable health care? Some photos from the Penang General Hospital today. http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239953209643376640 http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239951686142136322/ There also seems to be a problem with the lifts at the Penang GH. http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239950506594820096 http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239950880764477441
Why isn't this headline news? GlaxoSmithKline will have to cough up US$3bn to settle misdemeanour criminal charges in the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The Guardian reported: GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil at patients under age...
Kuantan was turned into a sea of green this morning as some 15000 people turned up for the Himpunan Hijau 2.0 gathering to protest at Lynas Corporation's construction of a rare earth refinery. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyI2iTWUdRM?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Himpunan Hijau
With income from health insurance contributions, government funding via general taxation, and 'co-payments', the proposed 1Care financing model would create a huge health care financing fund. The 'social health insurance' contributions would come from the employees, employers and the...
Our pitiful global ranking, that's what. Look at our global ranking for public health care spending as a percentage of GDP. Not much different from where we stand in terms of press freedom and football, is it? Reporters Without...
In the first place, the Malaysian government spending on health care is a miserly 2 per cent of GDP - well below WHO recommendations and the global average. The above chart is for TOTAL spending on health care. If...

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