It's not surprising that the government has decided to put off the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for now. While the NGOs might claim preliminary victory (they had planned a protest for Monday, when Parliament resumes) and some might think...
Back from a rejuvenating day at Penang Forum 2, where 170 concerned individuals, including representatives from 35 Penang-based NGOs, grappled with the question, 'Has anything changed after two years?' The participants passed two resolutions: they supported the Penang state government's...
The Sentul-based activist James Arunasalam passed away on 22 January. He championed the cause of the poor - Photo by Tian Chua James, a member of Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan (Permas), was instrumental in defending pioneers and settlers in...
If only all that oil money had not been frittered away and had instead been used to strengthen social safety nets, many families wouldn't be struggling today. In the course of writing the following piece for IPS, I found that...
If you are wondering how you can make the year-end extra meaningful, why not think of the Monfort Youth Centre in Malacca. The students of the Monfort Youth Centre Help the Centre give hope to the young: An artist's impression...
Friend of mine bought a tomato for RM1.20 at the Tanjung Bunga market. Now you would think a RM1.20 tomato would have to be pretty special. No, this was just a little tomato, not even big and juicy. Unlike ordinary tomatoes that...
A Goods and Services Tax Bill has been tabled in Parliament today. The GST is a tax on your consumption/expenditure - though it may be mitigated by tax credits and a range of exemptions on essential items. Proponents say it will...
The federal government reimburses the Sarawak power supply corporation about RM1.4 million a month so that about 70,000 households in Sarawak can enjoy free power supply, reports the Borneo Post. Sounds good? Let's take a closer look at Sarawak Energy Bhd,...
The new Free Malaysia Today portal has a scoop about Zaid Ibrahim 'smoking the peace pipe' (figuratively-lah) with Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy in Singapore.
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu made some claims about the Penan while lashing out at NGOs. He said the NGOs were taking advantage of the plight of the less than three per cent of the Penan population...

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