First, when the price of petrol was hiked, they told us to "change our life-styles". Now, when the crime rate appears to be high, they are telling us to "change our perception" of crime... ... and all will be well. Najib was...
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...
Change my lifestyle? Who me? - Urban poor in a kampong in Penang Island Here they go again, telling you to change your life-style: Malaysians Should Change Lifestyle To Manage High Oil Prices KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 (Bernama) -- It is...
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....
So how can low-income workers afford to buy homes? There is real shortfall of affordable housing in Penang, especially on the island. On the other hand, developers have been falling over themselves to build high-end condos and houses for the upper-middle...
Ever since the new PR government took over Penang, we have seen several populist measures introduced. On the face of it, these measures appear good. Rather than squandering funds or handing them over to cronies, benefits in cash or...
According to the latest household income survey, the following are the percentages of families in the various monthly household income brackets. Household monthly Percentage income range of families < RM 1000 8.6 RM 1001 – 2000 29.4 RM 2001 –...
Today I was chatting with someone who owns a few stationery shops in Penang and I was told that "business is down" because prices have gone up. Later in the evening I chatted with the cashier at a petrol...
Tanjung Bunga fisherfolk still waiting for proper homes When the tsunami slammed into our shores, claiming scores of victims, many Malaysians donated generously in cash and in kind. But, four years later, a dozen fisherfolk in Tanjong Bunga, living in...
Do you know that 24 per cent of Malaysian households are struggling to make ends meet, earning less than RM1,500 a month? The figure would be higher if you define "low income" as households with a monthly income of...

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