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  • Malaysia should ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court — A G Kalidas

    2 weeks ago

    Malaysia should ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court — A G Kalidas

    JULY 17 — International Justice Day — which is observed on 17 July annually — marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on July 17, 1998. This is the...

  • Federal Court has advisory jurisdiction and is the ultimate advisor — Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Federal Court has advisory jurisdiction and is the ultimate advisor — Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 17 — Media reports which raised views that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King) should accept his own legal advice through bodies such as the Privy Council is...

  • On police investigating Code Black and Black Monday campaigns — A G Kalidas

    2 weeks ago

    On police investigating Code Black and Black Monday campaigns — A G Kalidas

    JULY 16 — The Malaysian Bar is perturbed by the recent actions of the Royal Malaysia Police (“PDRM”) in investigating some doctors and healthcare workers involved in the...

  • Should politicians be involved in the advocacy of Ivermectin use on Covid-19? — Moy Foong Ming

    2 weeks ago

    Should politicians be involved in the advocacy of Ivermectin use on Covid-19? — Moy Foong Ming

    JULY 16 — This is the second time I am writing on the advocacy of Ivermectin use for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. The proponents are now trying to influence the...

  • Power to close factories — do the local authorities have it? — Hafiz Hassan

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    Power to close factories — do the local authorities have it? — Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 16 — I stand corrected where I got it wrong in “Power to close factories — does it lie with the state or federal govt?”  Environmental health officers (EHO) of a...

  • We shall overcome — Liew Chin Tong

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    We shall overcome — Liew Chin Tong

    JULY 15 — As my senatorship expires this Friday July 16, I am bidding a temporary farewell to the Malaysian parliament, both the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara, the august...

  • Musang King crisis reflects bleak future in agriculture — Ho Chi Yang

    2 weeks ago

    Musang King crisis reflects bleak future in agriculture — Ho Chi Yang

    JULY 15 — Theoretically speaking, the Malaysian government is committed to increasing agriculture productivity to meet local and international demands. For instance, our...

  • The Malaysian Vaccination Programme and its exchange rates ― Can the rakyat start to hope for a healthier economy? ― Fariza Alia and Ameer Danial

    2 weeks ago

    The Malaysian Vaccination Programme and its exchange rates ― Can the rakyat start to hope for a healthier economy? ― Fariza Alia and Ameer Danial

    JULY 15 ― In February 2021, Malaysians began to see the light at the end of the tunnel that is the pandemic. Malaysia announced that it targets to vaccinate 82.8 per cent of its...

  • Don't look at Malaysia's Covid-19 infections surge in isolation ― Hafiz Muzaffar

    2 weeks ago

    Don't look at Malaysia's Covid-19 infections surge in isolation ― Hafiz Muzaffar

    JULY 15 ― After more than six weeks since the movement control order 3.0 was implemented, our Covid-19 infections are not only refusing to fall, but have spiked. On July 13, our...

  • Support of majority of MPs is what matters ― Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Support of majority of MPs is what matters ― Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 15 ― March 29, 1979 remains as one of the most dramatic dates in the United Kingdom’s (UK) political history of the last century. On that day, Prime Minister James...

  • Mandatory Declaration of Assets Act needed now! — C4 Centre

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    Mandatory Declaration of Assets Act needed now! — C4 Centre

    JULY 14 — The Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Centre) supports the recommendation for a mandatory declaration of assets act as stressed by the Malaysian...

  • The injustice of stereotyping Malaysia as a failed state — Rais Hussin, Jamari Mohtar

    2 weeks ago

    The injustice of stereotyping Malaysia as a failed state — Rais Hussin, Jamari Mohtar

    JULY 14 — If Daniel Moss of Bloomberg has accurate facts on his hand by just working harder to look at the latest ranking of the Fragile States Index (FSI 2021), he would not...

  • Lockdowns — What’s the real issue? — Jason Loh

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    Lockdowns — What’s the real issue? — Jason Loh

    JULY 14 — As of July 13, our daily cases reached 11,079. But not all are in agreement on the necessity of lockdowns. Some are even calling for an outright abandonment of...

  • Will the prime minister advise the Agong on the special sitting of Parliament? — Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Will the prime minister advise the Agong on the special sitting of Parliament? — Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 13 — In our excitement over news of the special sitting of Parliament for five days starting July 26, we may have overlooked the opening statement of the Prime Minister’s...

  • Whither corruption in Malaysia? ― Rais Hussin and Jason Loh

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    Whither corruption in Malaysia? ― Rais Hussin and Jason Loh

    JULY 13 ― Can we reverse and uproot that culture of corruption and venality that’s become endemic ― and to an extent institutionalised ― in our society so as to eventually...

  • Characters of some politicians and Malaysians — Saleh Mohammed

    2 weeks ago

    Characters of some politicians and Malaysians — Saleh Mohammed

    JULY 12 — I could only wish my good friend who lives in the next block, “Inna lillahi wa Inna ilayhi rojioon (Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him, we will have to...

  • We are not a ‘failed state.’ Period. — Harith Ismail

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    We are not a ‘failed state.’ Period. — Harith Ismail

    JULY 12 — When I came across the (in)famous Bloomberg article being shared all over social media over the past few days, I found it quite ludicrous. Here we go again — a...

  • Elites alone can’t solve Myanmar’s turmoil – Tashny Sukumaran

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    Elites alone can’t solve Myanmar’s turmoil – Tashny Sukumaran

    JULY 12 — ”Myanmar protest.” “Myanmar military coup.” “Is it safe in Myanmar?” These are just some of the options that pop up when one searches online...

  • We need next-generation vaccines now to combat variants — Ameen Kamal

    2 weeks ago

    We need next-generation vaccines now to combat variants — Ameen Kamal

    JULY 12 — A high degree of infection means high levels of virus multiplications, leading to higher chances of random mutations. The more intense the spread, the higher the...

  • Power to close factories — does it lie with the state or federal govt? — Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Power to close factories — does it lie with the state or federal govt? — Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 12 — The National Security Council (NSC) has halted the operations of 63 factories, business premises and construction sites for violating Covid-19 regulations. “Of the...

  • Leave your camera at home — N.H Ali

    2 weeks ago

    Leave your camera at home — N.H Ali

    JULY 11 — There is plenty of blame to go around at the moment. Political uncertainties, economic crisis, incompetencies, lack of unified action and coordination from top brass...

  • The fallacy of Bloomberg’s ‘failed state’ narrative — Wong Kye Jun

    2 weeks ago

    The fallacy of Bloomberg’s ‘failed state’ narrative — Wong Kye Jun

    JULY 11 — Recently, an article in Bloomberg Malaysia Is Staggering Down the Road to Failed Statehood has raised eyebrows in the country. The author says systemic failures,...

  • Three recommendations of action can be taken by the Domestic Violence Committee (JKRT) during EMCO — WAO

    3 weeks ago

    Three recommendations of action can be taken by the Domestic Violence Committee (JKRT) during EMCO — WAO

    JULY 9 — Following the announcement by the National Security Council (NSC) to implement an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in several areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur,...

  • Emergency Covid response for KL and Selangor ― Rais Hussin, Margarita Peredaryenko and Ameen Kamal

    3 weeks ago

    Emergency Covid response for KL and Selangor ― Rais Hussin, Margarita Peredaryenko and Ameen Kamal

    JULY 9 ― The nationwide full movement control order (MCO) 3.0 has been in place since June 1, 2021. Although it has brought some respite and easing of the pandemic situation in...

  • Telling a good communist story ― Angeline Tan

    3 weeks ago

    Telling a good communist story ― Angeline Tan

    JULY 9 ― Ever since President Xi Jinping came into power in 2012 he has set about telling “a good story about China”, and what better story to tell than the rise and success...

  • The G20 faces three big tests ― Antonio Guterres

    3 weeks ago

    The G20 faces three big tests ― Antonio Guterres

    JULY 9 ― Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve heard a lot about global solidarity. Unfortunately, words by themselves will not end the pandemic ― or curb the...

  • Will Zahid do what Najib did in 2009? ― Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    Will Zahid do what Najib did in 2009? ― Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 9 ― On February 5, 2009 at about 2.16pm, the office of His Royal Highness Sultan of Perak issued a press statement to Bernama, the material part of which read as follow and...

  • Vaccination still our best pathway towards normalcy — Rais Hussin and Margarita Peredaryenko

    3 weeks ago

    Vaccination still our best pathway towards normalcy — Rais Hussin and Margarita Peredaryenko

    JULY 7 — On July 3, 2021 the coordinating Minister for National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP), Khairy Jamaluddin conveyed optimistic news that the current rate exceeds...

  • Why a five-day sitting of Parliament is too short — Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    Why a five-day sitting of Parliament is too short — Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 7 — The forthcoming five-day sitting of Dewan Rakyat may indeed be too short, as said by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council. What with the Proclamation...

  • Will MPs get to vote during the five-day meeting? — Bersih 2.0

    3 weeks ago

    Will MPs get to vote during the five-day meeting? — Bersih 2.0

    JULY 6 — The Coalition for Clean and Fair Election (Bersih 2.0) welcomes the announcement yesterday (July 5) by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the reconvening of the...

  • Is five days of sitting sufficient to table Emergency Ordinances? — Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    Is five days of sitting sufficient to table Emergency Ordinances? — Hafiz Hassan

    JULY 6 — Alas, Parliament will reconvene for a special sitting as announced by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement issued yesterday. According to the PMO...

  • Malaysia’s downgrade to Tier 3 on human trafficking – inevitable? — Jason Loh

    3 weeks ago

    Malaysia’s downgrade to Tier 3 on human trafficking – inevitable? — Jason Loh

    JULY 6 — The news report on July 1 that the US State Department has downgraded Malaysia’s ranking in its “Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report” (2021) to Tier 3 (from Tier...

  • Stepping up as a well-equipped digital-first leader in the pandemic — Ezuan Ashraf Zulkifly

    3 weeks ago

    Stepping up as a well-equipped digital-first leader in the pandemic — Ezuan Ashraf Zulkifly

    JULY 5 — When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, it forced a societal change throughout the world. A 'new normal' was adopted as governments issued new regulations that limited large...