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  • Repeal Sections 14 and 15 of the Emergency Ordinance 2021 — William Leong Jee Keen

    1 week ago

    Repeal Sections 14 and 15 of the Emergency Ordinance 2021 — William Leong Jee Keen

    FEBRUARY 18 — I refer to the letter written by Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Pengerang to the Attorney General. She suggests that...

  • Is APHR in breach of Asean non-interference policy? — Hafiz Hassan

    1 week ago

    Is APHR in breach of Asean non-interference policy? — Hafiz Hassan

    FEBRUARY 18 — On December 4, 2016 approximately 10,000 gathered at Stadium Mini Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur to protest Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya. Entitled...

  • Economic survival will be due to ‘rakyat stimulus’ not the vaccine roll-out — Paolo Casadio and Geoffrey Williams

    1 week ago

    Economic survival will be due to ‘rakyat stimulus’ not the vaccine roll-out — Paolo Casadio and Geoffrey Williams

    FEB 17 — Although the announcement of the start of the Covid-19 vaccination programme is welcome news, there is a concern that the vaccine roll-out may have very little effect...

  • Are Malaysians taking the issue of paedophilia, sexual child abuse and need for proper sexual offenders list too lightly? — Nirvana Jalil Ghani

    2 weeks ago

    Are Malaysians taking the issue of paedophilia, sexual child abuse and need for proper sexual offenders list too lightly? — Nirvana Jalil Ghani

    FEBUARY 17 — MARA maths scholar, Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was studying at Imperial College in Maly 2015 when he was arrested, tried and charged with producing and possessing...

  • Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan: The missing details — Ezzaty Hasbullah

    2 weeks ago

    Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan: The missing details — Ezzaty Hasbullah

    FEBRUARY 17 — The Malaysian Government has recently published its National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) outlining its strategy to achieve coverage by February of 2022....

  • Time to review personal data protection law in Malaysia — Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Time to review personal data protection law in Malaysia — Hafiz Hassan

    FEBRUARY 15 — On February 11, a woman took to Twitter and related an incident about a policeman who stopped her at a roadblock set up as part of the movement control order...

  • Imagining new learning spaces for online higher education — Premkumar Rajagopal and Geoffrey Williams

    2 weeks ago

    Imagining new learning spaces for online higher education — Premkumar Rajagopal and Geoffrey Williams

    FEB 13 — The Covid-19 pandemic has hit all sections of society hard and in particular higher education institutions (HEI) have faced severe disruption not just to access to...

  • Covid-19 vaccination: A shot in the arm, a hope for Malaysia’s socio-economy — Muhammad ‘Aamil Azhar

    2 weeks ago

    Covid-19 vaccination: A shot in the arm, a hope for Malaysia’s socio-economy — Muhammad ‘Aamil Azhar

    FEBRUARY 13 — Malaysia’s vaccination rollout is planned to start as early as the end of February, the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in his special address on...

  • SOPs must be evidence based decisions — Medical and health cluster of the Academy of Professors Malaysia

    2 weeks ago

    SOPs must be evidence based decisions — Medical and health cluster of the Academy of Professors Malaysia

    FEBRUARY 12 — The medical and health cluster of the Academy of Professors Malaysia are concerned about the latest federal government gazette under the Prevention and Control of...

  • How to manage vaccine liability in Malaysia — Yee Hui Fang, Sharmini Navaratnam, Khor Swee Kheng

    2 weeks ago

    How to manage vaccine liability in Malaysia — Yee Hui Fang, Sharmini Navaratnam, Khor Swee Kheng

    FEBRUARY 11 — Public confidence is crucial for the success of Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunization Program. To build public confidence in the vaccine, we must answer the...

  • The end of the single party dominance era in Malaysia — Raja Ahmad Iskandar Fareez

    2 weeks ago

    The end of the single party dominance era in Malaysia — Raja Ahmad Iskandar Fareez

    FEBRUARY 11 — After more than 60 years living under the Umno-dominated Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, Malaysians have become accustomed to the single political party...

  • Models for separation of AG’s roles — Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Models for separation of AG’s roles — Hafiz Hassan

    FEBRUARY 11 — Separate the two roles  —  the office of Attorney General (AG) and Public Prosecutor (PP). So urged Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Azalina...

  • Covid-19 quarantine: A message from a former patient —  Rosli Dahlan

    2 weeks ago

    Covid-19 quarantine: A message from a former patient — Rosli Dahlan

    FEBRUARY 11 — One year ago when Covid-19 struck our shores, I wrote a “Big Thank You” note to express my deepest appreciation to our front liners from Kementerian Kesihatan...

  • Ground SOPs on Science — Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

    2 weeks ago

    Ground SOPs on Science — Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

    FEBRUARY 10 — The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia is troubled by the introduction of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Exemption) Order 2021, which states that...

  • Banning Tommy Thomas’s memoir will curtail freedom of speech and expression — Malaysian Bar

    2 weeks ago

    Banning Tommy Thomas’s memoir will curtail freedom of speech and expression — Malaysian Bar

    FEBRUARY 10 — The Malaysian Bar is perturbed by the proposed action of authorities to ban the former Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’s (“Thomas”) controversial...

  • Should politicians crowdfund to fulfil public needs? — Emellia Shariff

    2 weeks ago

    Should politicians crowdfund to fulfil public needs? — Emellia Shariff

    FEBRUARY 10 — Most of us would agree that acts of altruism are good, and the more people are willing to give to help others, the better off the society will be. However, when it...

  • Malaysians should think of how we can fulfil Tunku’s wish for Malaysia to be ‘a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world’ — Lim Kit Siang

    3 weeks ago

    Malaysians should think of how we can fulfil Tunku’s wish for Malaysia to be ‘a beacon of light in a difficult and distracted world’ — Lim Kit Siang

    FEBRUARY 10 — One of the few living friends of Bapa Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and national independence activist, ninety-year-old Tan Sri Mohd Yusof Latiff, the Penang Malay...

  • Between peace and violence — Arveent Kathirtchelvan

    3 weeks ago

    Between peace and violence — Arveent Kathirtchelvan

    FEBRUARY 10 — Over the past week, we have seen tremendous protests involving the workers of J&T Express, a parcel delivery services company, specifically in Perak. The...

  • Computer shortage and price hike is a grievous burden to poor families — Consumers Association of Penang

    3 weeks ago

    Computer shortage and price hike is a grievous burden to poor families — Consumers Association of Penang

    FEBRUARY 10 — The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to take urgent measures to control the prices of laptops and tablet computers which are desperately...

  • Ministers should not be given preferential treatment through reduced mandatory quarantine period — Salim Bashir

    3 weeks ago

    Ministers should not be given preferential treatment through reduced mandatory quarantine period — Salim Bashir

    FEB 9 — It was recently reported that ministers returning from official duties abroad are exempted from section 15 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act...

  • Data-driven decision-making for Covid-19 — Dharm Navaratnam

    3 weeks ago

    Data-driven decision-making for Covid-19 — Dharm Navaratnam

    FEB 9 —There is a need to strike a balance between improving the economy and health safety. Very true indeed.  However, in trying to do this, one needs to have effective...

  • Is the decision on the three-day observation for ministers data driven? — Malaysian Medical Association

    3 weeks ago

    Is the decision on the three-day observation for ministers data driven? — Malaysian Medical Association

    FEB 9 — The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) strongly opposes the new ministerial order which  now allows cabinet ministers returning from any official visit abroad to...

  • The lost generation and our extraordinary circumstances — Maszlee Malik

    3 weeks ago

    The lost generation and our extraordinary circumstances — Maszlee Malik

    “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― WB Yeats FEBRUARY 9 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) refers to the ‘lost generation’ or...

  • Turn Sabah’s nominated seats into Top-up Women-Only Additional Seats (TWOAS) — Sabah Women’s Action-Resource Group (Sawo)

    3 weeks ago

    Turn Sabah’s nominated seats into Top-up Women-Only Additional Seats (TWOAS) — Sabah Women’s Action-Resource Group (Sawo)

    FEBRUARY 9 — Sabah Women’s Action Resource Group (Sawo) calls upon the Sabah State Government to convert Sabah’s current nominated seats into “Top-Up Women-Only Additional...

  • Corruption must end, uphold transparency! — Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff

    3 weeks ago

    Corruption must end, uphold transparency! — Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff

    FEBRUARY 9 — Corruption impoverishes the poor and the most vulnerable in our society. As the Chairman of MDEC, I support initiatives to address the scourge of corruption in...

  • Memoir of a former AG: Could the publication be prevented? — Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    Memoir of a former AG: Could the publication be prevented? — Hafiz Hassan

    FEBRUARY 9 — The publication of Tommy Thomas’ My Story – Justice in the Wilderness could have been restrained by an injunction. Much like...

  • Don’t ban Tommy Thomas’ book, get a QC to rebut as was done with ‘May Day for Justice’ — P. Ramakrishnan

    3 weeks ago

    Don’t ban Tommy Thomas’ book, get a QC to rebut as was done with ‘May Day for Justice’ — P. Ramakrishnan

    FEBRUARY 7 — The wolves are out baying for Tommy Thomas’ blood. Like a pack of wolves, with the herd mentality, they condemn his book and lodge police reports all over the...

  • Can’t it be ‘lain sikit’ this CNY? — Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    Can’t it be ‘lain sikit’ this CNY? — Hafiz Hassan

    FEBRUARY 7 — I used to live in an apartment where my immediate neighbours were Chinese, with the only Malay five doors away. We — those on the same floor, if not the whole...

  • Breastfeeding mothers should be encouraged and protected, not shamed — Yiswaree Palansamy

    3 weeks ago

    Breastfeeding mothers should be encouraged and protected, not shamed — Yiswaree Palansamy

    FEBRUARY 7 — This question has been lingering in my mind for a very long time: Why are people (pathetically, even some women) so riled up at the sight of a woman’s breasts?...

  • Balance must be struck between freedom of expression and administration of justice ― Salim Bashir

    3 weeks ago

    Balance must be struck between freedom of expression and administration of justice ― Salim Bashir

    FEB 6 ― The recent publication of former Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’s memoir, My Story: Justice in the Wilderness, has been met with much public furore and...

  • Where is Malaysia headed with Covid-19? — Amar-Singh HSS

    2 months ago

    Where is Malaysia headed with Covid-19? — Amar-Singh HSS

    JANUARY 1 — This past year has been an emotional, financial and medical ‘roller-coaster-ride’ for all of us in Malaysia. 2020 has brought much anguish, despair and grief to...

  • Female genital mutilation: Should the practice be continued? ― Kamal Kenny

    3 weeks ago

    Female genital mutilation: Should the practice be continued? ― Kamal Kenny

    FEBRUARY 6 ― The Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia (FRHAM) is supportive of the government's efforts to implement its commitments to key United Nations...

  • Covid-19 and its impact on children — Amar-Singh HSS

    1 month ago

    Covid-19 and its impact on children — Amar-Singh HSS

    JANUARY 8 — The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all of society, especially those in poverty or are economically challenged.  It has also stretched all support...