The release of the federally sanctioned report on the sexual abuse of Penan women and girls has prompted contrasting reactions from Sarawak government leaders. Take a look at the Borneo Post, which reports that Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu, who...
Samy Vellu's men might have swept the top posts in the MIC party elections, but the future of race-based politics and parties remains distinctly bleak. Leaving aside the lack of renewal in the party's top leadership, the reality is...
Do we really have OneMalaysia or two Malaysias - one for the rich and the other for the lower-income group. Here's something I wrote for Aliran: The Najib administration has touted its One Malaysia slogan in the weeks leading...
A morning blaze in a kampung off Mengkuang Road in Butterworth Fire in a kampung From a distance, grey plumes Darken the morning sky, Someone's in trouble, Someone's home is ablaze. Passers-by gawk in awe, Fire-fighters frustrated, As hoses run dry, Valuable moments lost. Flames dart higher, Zinc sheets...
Najib has announced a RM100 million government allocation in the form of ASM trust fund shares to assist the urban poor. The government is reportedly now compiling data on the urban poor and hardcore poor to determine who is...
A study for the World Health Organisation has provided evidence of how the gap between the rich and the poor affects individual and collective mental health. It shows how the gap causes psychological and physiological changes that affect the...
http://www.youtube.com/v/61loXnS85yg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 "Please help us": Some of the villagers who are not sure what to do next - Photo by Anil Netto Villagers in a dozen households next to the St Francis Xavier's Church face uncertainty after receiving three letters over the...
Business Times reports that Sime Darby Healthcare, the healthcare arm of Sime Darby, has teamed up with Medilink Network (PVT) Ltd of Bangladesh and Medilink (Beijing) TPA Services Co Ltd to promote medical travel from Bangladesh and China to...
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/swf/embedplayer.swf We live in a globalised world that is full of inequalities. Unfortunately, these inequalities are not always visible to most of us. It's almost as if there are two different worlds - such is the gulf between the rich and...
How to try and understand what's going on in Terengganu now? Follow the money trail, auditors and journalists are often told. So let's try that here. What is Terengganu's main asset? Black Gold. Off shore oil. And the state's main revenue source...

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