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  • Of women, professionalism and Doraemon in the time of Covid-19 — Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

    5 days ago

    Of women, professionalism and Doraemon in the time of Covid-19 — Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

    APRIL 2 — Malaysia is in the throes of waging war against the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite resource limitations, staff from healthcare, police, military and other services are...

  • Doraemon slip-up: Casting the first stone — Suryani Mohammad

    5 days ago

    Doraemon slip-up: Casting the first stone — Suryani Mohammad

    APRIL 2 — Although not a Christian, one of my favourite verses from the Bible is “ You hypocrite! First, remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to...

  • Building resiliency into Malaysia’s long-term food security — Darshan Joshi

    5 days ago

    Building resiliency into Malaysia’s long-term food security — Darshan Joshi

    APRIL 2 — Last week it was reported that hundreds of tonnes of vegetables grown in Cameron Highlands were dumped by producers who, due to the ongoing movement control order...

  • MCO violators are defaulters not criminals — Proham

    5 days ago

    MCO violators are defaulters not criminals — Proham

    APRIL 2 — The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) praises the Police Diraja Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces for their work and assistance in the...

  • Situation analysis of Covid-19 in Malaysia — Kelvin Kiew

    5 days ago

    Situation analysis of Covid-19 in Malaysia — Kelvin Kiew

    APRIL 2 — There has been quite a significant amount of speculations, viral circulation of information about the Covid-19 in Malaysia. I am quite concerned about the misleading...

  • Covid-19: How the pandemic may disproportionately affect families in PPRs — Puteri Marjan Megat Muzafar and Theebalakshmi Kunasekaran

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: How the pandemic may disproportionately affect families in PPRs — Puteri Marjan Megat Muzafar and Theebalakshmi Kunasekaran

    APRIL 1 — The second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO)is expected to put further pressure on the already financially distressed urban poor– those with the lowest...

  • Should the public wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic? — Moy Foong Ming

    5 days ago

    Should the public wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic? — Moy Foong Ming

    APRIL 1 — This is the key question during this Covid-19 pandemic. After months the pandemic began, the public is confused if a mask is essential to keep them safe despite the...

  • Ramadan bazaars and congregational tarawih prayers should not be held this year — Galen Centre

    5 days ago

    Ramadan bazaars and congregational tarawih prayers should not be held this year — Galen Centre

    APRIL 1 — Considering where we are in the MCO and the fact that we haven't seen or properly projected the peak of the outbreak in Malaysia, it would be premature at this point...

  • People and companies in Malaysia teetering on the edge — Shelina Razaly Wahi

    6 days ago

    People and companies in Malaysia teetering on the edge — Shelina Razaly Wahi

    APRIL 1 — The movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government, which requires us all to “stay at home” between March 18, 2020 and April 14, 2020, is unprecedented....

  • Medical experts warn against holding Ramadan bazaars — The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

    6 days ago

    Medical experts warn against holding Ramadan bazaars — The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

    APRIL 1 — We refer to the media article ‘FT minister says won’t cancel Ramadan bazaars, but will better manage human traffic’ in the Malay Mail on 31st March 2020. The...

  • Eminent activist Martin Khor Kok Peng passes away — CAP

    6 days ago

    Eminent activist Martin Khor Kok Peng passes away — CAP

    APRIL 1 — Malaysia has lost one of its best activist who was also an intellectual of international standing who had worked tirelessly for the downtrodden and the disadvantaged...

  • Obituary: Martin Khor (1951-2020) — Gurdial Singh Nijar

    6 days ago

    Obituary: Martin Khor (1951-2020) — Gurdial Singh Nijar

    APRIL 1 — Martin Khor passed away in the early hours of April 1, 2020 in Penang after a five-year formidable struggle with cancer. Martin, you will be remembered for your...

  • Partners sharing equal household responsibilities can empower more working women — Noor Asmaliza Romlee

    6 days ago

    Partners sharing equal household responsibilities can empower more working women — Noor Asmaliza Romlee

    APRIL 1 — The female labour force participation rate in Malaysia is 56 per cent as compared to the male labour force participation rate which is up to 81 per cent. Malaysia has...

  • Malaysia in 2020: Navigating overlapping shocks — Firas Raad

    6 days ago

    Malaysia in 2020: Navigating overlapping shocks — Firas Raad

    APRIL 1 — Malaysia is no stranger to external shocks affecting its macroeconomy. Over the past two decades, it was buffeted by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (AFC), the 2001...

  • ‘Prihatin,’ tort of misfeasance and Makcik Kiah... — Saleh Mohammed

    6 days ago

    ‘Prihatin,’ tort of misfeasance and Makcik Kiah... — Saleh Mohammed

    APRIL 1 — Ever heard of politics and law are two sides of the same coin? In the Malaysian context, politics influence law and can be the other way round. I will come back to...

  • Time for all healthcare workers to wear personal protective equipment — Nirmala Bhoo Pathy and Sanjay Rampal

    6 days ago

    Time for all healthcare workers to wear personal protective equipment — Nirmala Bhoo Pathy and Sanjay Rampal

    APRIL 1 — Go to any hospital in Malaysia, and it is still common to see healthcare workers walking around without appropriate facemasks inside the facilities, including in the...

  • PM should announce economic rescue for SMEs, others missed earlier — Lim Kit Siang

    6 days ago

    PM should announce economic rescue for SMEs, others missed earlier — Lim Kit Siang

    APRIL 1 — We begin today the two-week extension of the movement control order (MCO) till April 14. Although the outcome is still uncertain, the Covid-19 statistics during the...

  • Checklist for the 'new normal' after April 14 — Liew Chin Tong

    6 days ago

    Checklist for the 'new normal' after April 14 — Liew Chin Tong

    APRIL 1 — The second phase of movement control rrder (MCO) begins today and ends on April 14. The government, the society and the nation, needs to work out how to “reopen”...

  • Unintended consequences of movement control order — John Teo

    6 days ago

    Unintended consequences of movement control order — John Teo

    APRIL 1 — For many people, the movement control order (MCO) may be a time to rest at home, try on new cooking resipi or watch TV to pass time. Their salary is still ongoing...

  • Unravelling the breastfeeding puzzle in the Covid-19 pandemic — Prameela Kannan Kutty & Nor Kamariah Mohamad Alwi

    6 days ago

    Unravelling the breastfeeding puzzle in the Covid-19 pandemic — Prameela Kannan Kutty & Nor Kamariah Mohamad Alwi

    MARCH 31 — We must continue breastfeeding during a pandemic. Pandemics must stimulate breastfeeding to empower immunity. In the coronavirus pandemic we must continue...

  • How Parliaments function in time of crisis  — Fakhrurrazi Rashid

    6 days ago

    How Parliaments function in time of crisis — Fakhrurrazi Rashid

    MARCH 31 — Three days after becoming the Prime Minister of Britain, Winston Churchill attended a parliament session in order to get the House’s support for his coalition...

  • Please allow us to deliver food at all times  — Food Delivery Services Voice

    6 days ago

    Please allow us to deliver food at all times — Food Delivery Services Voice

    MARCH 31 — The business of food deliveries in the age of the coronavirus has been devastating for the industry. The adverse economic impact stemming from the movement control...

  • Perpetuating gender stereotypes in a time of crisis does more harm — EMPOWER

    1 week ago

    Perpetuating gender stereotypes in a time of crisis does more harm — EMPOWER

    MARCH 31 — Responding to social media graphics produced by the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, EMPOWER Malaysia is shocked at the lack of gender sensitivity and knowledge...

  • Approve an interim protocol for government to work with NGOs — Altaf Deviyati, Tricia Yeoh

    1 week ago

    Approve an interim protocol for government to work with NGOs — Altaf Deviyati, Tricia Yeoh

    MARCH 31 — As the novel cornavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread in an unpredictable manner it presents a growing risk to all stakeholders involved in food assistance,...

  • Positive impact of Covid-19 for digital content industry — Surina Shukri

    1 week ago

    Positive impact of Covid-19 for digital content industry — Surina Shukri

    MARCH 31 — As Malaysians get used to the idea of working from home, there are bound to be distractions that will get in the way. Beyond keeping track of the many tips out there...

  • There's hope Malaysia can avoid JP Morgan's Covid-19 peak projection — Lim Kit Siang

    1 week ago

    There's hope Malaysia can avoid JP Morgan's Covid-19 peak projection — Lim Kit Siang

    MARCH 31 — Before March, the question oft-asked in the invisible global war against Covid-19 pandemic was: Which country has imposed a lockdown? Now, the question is: Which...

  • Honesty, transparency needed in distribution of RM250b stimulus package — TI-M

    1 week ago

    Honesty, transparency needed in distribution of RM250b stimulus package — TI-M

    MARCH 31 — Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) welcomes the new Perikatan Nasional Government's intentions to help ease the burden of the rakyat during this Covid-19...

  • Logistics, the other front in the war on Covid-19 — Thomas Daniel

    1 week ago

    Logistics, the other front in the war on Covid-19 — Thomas Daniel

    MARCH 31 — “Amateurs discuss tactics; professionals discuss logistics” is a quote often attributed to Napoleon. Whether one is managing a battlefield, multinational...

  • Health Ministry has to care about mental illness, while combatting Covid-19 — Yeo Yan Yin

    1 week ago

    Health Ministry has to care about mental illness, while combatting Covid-19 — Yeo Yan Yin

    MARCH 30 — When knowing that Mr. Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state committed suicide due to the worry of the economic fallout from the coronavirus...

  • Unintended consequences of MCO stage 2 policies may hasten the spread of Covid-19 — Kabinet Rakyat

    1 week ago

    Unintended consequences of MCO stage 2 policies may hasten the spread of Covid-19 — Kabinet Rakyat

    MARCH 30 — The set of rules for the second phase of the MCO announced by the Defence Minister raises a number of very serious questions.  We must not forget the first and...

  • How many Covid-19 deaths are the Malaysian govt expecting, then? — Lim Kit Siang

    1 week ago

    How many Covid-19 deaths are the Malaysian govt expecting, then? — Lim Kit Siang

    MARCH 30 — I was shocked when I read a report of the national medical director of National Health Service (NHS) England, Prof Stephen Powis saying that every citizen in the...

  • Top tips for divorced or separated parents during the MCO — Goh Siu Lin & Denise Lim

    1 week ago

    Top tips for divorced or separated parents during the MCO — Goh Siu Lin & Denise Lim

    MARCH 30 — Since the 2-week long Movement Control Order (“MCO”) came in force on 18th of March, 2020, the daily routines of many have been drastically impacted as schools...

  • Covid-19 and MCO: 10 key tax questions answered — S. Saravana Kumar

    1 week ago

    Covid-19 and MCO: 10 key tax questions answered — S. Saravana Kumar

    MARCH 30 — In light of the movement control order (MCO), the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) andthe Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) have made various announcements in respect of...