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Town councils in Selangor and now the Penang state government are opposed to the move to legalise sports betting. Here’s your chance to have your say.

Political hot potato: Anti-sports betting protest in Bachok today Source: Harakah Daily

Should sports betting be legalised?

  • No (80%, 509 Votes)
  • Yes (18%, 114 Votes)
  • Not sure (2%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 634

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The Aliran Singers are coming to the Klang Valley for a “People First, Democracy Now” dinner on Saturday, 26 June! Join them for a night filled with music, dance performances – and inspiration.

That’s not all. Talented guest artistes – the multi-ethnic youth band FreeLoaders INC, popular singer Shanon Shah, dancers Marion D’Cruz, Judimar Hernandez and Elaine Pedley – will entertain you as you tuck in to dinner.

Sarawak State Land Development Minister James Masing says Native Customary Rights land development has raised the socio-economic status of rural farmers – but the figures show a different picture.

Check out the figures from the Malaysian Mirror:

He said that as at March 31 this year, joint-venture agreements for 30 NCR land development projects covering a total gross area of 275,926 hectares were executed in various phases of development.

GDP growth as a measure of economic well-being tends to serve the interests of Big Business rather than those of ordinary people.

Watch all the episodes of this excellent film ‘The Corporation’, described by many as the best documentary they have seen.

In mainstream economic thinking, there are a few fundamental assumptions that are rarely questioned – and they form the basis of economic theory. These assumptions have been so widely disseminated and taught that very few even think of alternatives.