In his Easter message to Rome and the world, Pope Francis has called for peace in a world divided by "greed looking for easy gain". The pope is instead putting the poor, the disabled and the marginalised at the...
One of the biggest issues in the forthcoming Sarawak election is the level of income distribution, inequality and poverty in the state, or more specifically how many people have been left behind or totally left out in this resource-rich...
We can improve the real quality of human life by reducing the differences in incomes between us, says Richard Wilkinson, author of the ground-breaking 'Spirit Level' book. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Ever wondered why the crime rate and other social ills seem to...
According to Najib, the government is willing to help Malays advance in other countries where they are a minority. He said this when opening the the Malay World Muslim World (DMDI) forum's ninth convention on 23 December, reports Malaysiakini. The deputy...
Phew, it's been an eventful week - but as they say, you ain't seen nothing yet! The way I see it, Abdullah is fighting a rear-guard battle to save himself - and the ruling coalition. Let's see what his administration...
A blog reader has mentioned the following in the comments section, which I thought was worth highlighting. When you consider the immense resources that Sarawak and Sabah have at their disposal, you have to wonder why their poverty rates...
The federal government's recently announced minimum monthly wage of RM800 for Sabah and Sarawak falls below the poverty line of the two states, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has pointed out. During the recent Workers' Day celebration in...
While the son of the Sarawak Chief Minister is said (by his estranged wife) to be worth more than RM2bn, pupils in one primary school, SK Puyut, near Marudi in Sarawak are forced to bathe in a nearby pond...
Latest: Pump prices will be reduced by 10-20 sen from Wednesday Isn't it about time local fuel prices are lowered in line with global prices? After all, we haven't seen much improvement in our public transport with all those...
Photo credit: PSM Operations Room, Sungai Siput http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45dZZdOV_W8 So Jeyakumar Devaraj of Parti Sosialis Malaysia has finally triumphed over S Samy Vellu. When I spoke to him early this morning, he sounded tired but happy. It had been a long, long...

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