The BN vows to make Sarawak the richest state. But you know something? Sarawak is already the richest state in the country. But - and there is a big but - the problem lies in income distribution. This commentary...
Those travelling for the first time to Sarawak might be shocked to discover the poor condition of roads, even in urban areas. And if you venture further away from the cities and towns, you might find folks without proper...
So is the bumi share of corporate equity 18.9 per cent? Or 45 per cent? Here's something to think about this weekend. In many ways, the NEP 30 per cent target has become almost sacrosanct. On it hinges much of...
Is income inequality an inevitable result of full-blown meritocracy, allowing the 'cream' to capitalise on their talents and skills to raise their income levels, or are there other structural forces at play? Lim Mah Hui points to political, social...
After a 16-year long wait, displaced descendants of the original settlers of Jalan Raja Uda are finally receiving some compensation from a developer who took over an abandoned commercial project along this bustling street in Butterworth. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 Over 300...
I was glad to see the Malaysiakini interview with Toh Kin Woon and sorry to hear that he is retiring from politics soon. I would say Toh, the Gerakan vice-chairman and Penang state exco member, is the most principled politician...
Whenever we talk of marginalised groups, many of us tend to think of migrant workers, Orang Asli, refugees, plantation workers and squatters, people with HIV/AIDS. Often, we tend to overlook the fact that many of the senior citizens among us...
It looks like it is going to be another eventful day. Before going further, check out Subramaniam Pillay's piece Hindraf rally: A plea of the dispossessed? on the reasons for the emergence of Hindraf and Makkal Sakthi. 9.02am...
Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's latest claim is that Sarawak will be the richest 'state' in Malaysia by 2030. He obviously chooses not to know that Sarawak was already the richest in 2009. See the New Sarawak Tribute...
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...

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