The government says it wants to remove subsidies. But what about the subsidies enjoyed by the super-rich corporate elites and their corporations - soft loans, incentives, ever lower corporate tax rates, lop-sided concessions, pioneer status tax breaks, capital allowances,...
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, is visiting the Italian town of Assisi, the hometown of the great 13th century saints Francis and Claire, who longed to see a church of the poor.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9cCL9jemzM
ALERT from SAVE Rivers: Ngang Buling, a Penan from Murum was arrested by police at the Murum Dam blockade at 10.10am today. There were around 300 protesters at the blockade site this morning.Upon the arrest, all the...
Amidst disquiet about the high property prices in the state, the Penang government has announced that eight projects, which will provide 19425 new homes in the state, are in the pipeline.The projects are:Jalan S P Chelliah (1900 homes...
Institut Rakyat has come up with a quite a good analyis of the implications of the petrol price hike.SEPT 5: In February this year, Prime Minister Najib Razak stated that the price of RON95 would be sustained 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...
Blog visitor Danny Kua shares with us an anecdote about the higher cost of living and how it could affect the lower income group. He was sick and went to clinic. The doctor prescribed him down fever and pain-killer...
Finding it tough to keep your head financially above water? Read this if you want to know where Malaysia stands in Asia in terms of income inequality and some of the factors driving this inequality.Malaysia has a Gini...
This is a must-watch movie about how Francis was called to rebuild the church through poverty and simplicity some 800 years ago. Haunting songs and breathtaking scenes from the countryside too.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUHrkV7L4R0&w=600&h=338]The unsung Francis is one of the...
I have lost count of the number of visitors to Penang who have told me, "Please ask your government to do something about these flats" in Butterworth.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984These must be about 10 blocks of flats here on the mainland,...

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