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  • Speedy GST refund and the conundrum of reintroducing GST — Brynner Chiam

    1 week ago

    Speedy GST refund and the conundrum of reintroducing GST — Brynner Chiam

    JUNE 28 — The recent announcement made by the Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz that the Government will expedite the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund to...

  • Who will defend our parliament? — Daniel Abishegam

    1 week ago

    Who will defend our parliament? — Daniel Abishegam

    JUNE 28 — The Malaysian parliament, the symbol of Malaysian democracy has come under serious attacks in recent days and it is very worrying that if this continues, we will lose...

  • Commemorating United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture today — Suhakam

    1 week ago

    Commemorating United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture today — Suhakam

    JUNE 26 — Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commemorates the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, reiterating our strong...

  • Public’s right to information must be upheld and OSA repealed after news editor called in for police questioning — CIJ

    1 week ago

    Public’s right to information must be upheld and OSA repealed after news editor called in for police questioning — CIJ

    JUNE 26 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) notes with concern today’s questioning of CodeBlue Editor-in-Chief Boo Su-Lyn by the police, reportedly under the...

  • Drop the investigation under the OSA against CodeBlue Editor-in-Chief — C4 Center

    1 week ago

    Drop the investigation under the OSA against CodeBlue Editor-in-Chief — C4 Center

    JUNE 26 — The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) is shocked to learn that CodeBlue news site editor-in-chief Boo Su-Lyn has been summoned by the police...

  • We welcome PM’s endorsement on asset declaration — TI-Malaysia

    1 week ago

    We welcome PM’s endorsement on asset declaration — TI-Malaysia

    JUNE 26 — Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) lauds and welcomes the Prime Minister’s endorsement of past decisions where members of his administration are required to...

  • Concerns about state propaganda in new RTM channel — Centre for Independent Journalism

    1 week ago

    Concerns about state propaganda in new RTM channel — Centre for Independent Journalism

    JUNE 26 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) notes Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah's announcement yesterday that Radio Television Malaysia...

  • How do we deal with deflation? — Paolo Casadio, Hui Hon Chung and Geoffrey Williams

    1 week ago

    How do we deal with deflation? — Paolo Casadio, Hui Hon Chung and Geoffrey Williams

    JUNE 26 — It looks very much like deflation is becoming the new normal for many Asian countries during the ongoing Covid-recession. The Malaysian consumer price index (CPI)...

  • Political movements must be built on values and principles, not the ambitions of any one individual — Projek Wawasan Rakyat

    1 week ago

    Political movements must be built on values and principles, not the ambitions of any one individual — Projek Wawasan Rakyat

    JUNE 25 — Projek Wawasan Rakyat (POWR) is concerned about the direction Malaysian politics is taking.  Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad’s statement that he will leave ‘Pakatan...

  • A unified QR code is one way to welcome no-touch payment — Sofea Azahar

    1 week ago

    A unified QR code is one way to welcome no-touch payment — Sofea Azahar

    JUNE 25 — Even in the worst situation, there is always a silver lining as exemplified in the way the e-wallet industry has been “on a roll” due to less preference to perform...

  • Women key to Asean’s Covid-19 response, economic development — Jelen Paclarin and Jocelyn Villanueva

    1 week ago

    Women key to Asean’s Covid-19 response, economic development — Jelen Paclarin and Jocelyn Villanueva

    JUNE 25 — The Covid-19 pandemic has posed challenges and uncertainties on a global scale, and no one is spared including the Asean whose ambition of becoming a global player by...

  • Protection of freedom of speech and expression — Suhakam

    1 week ago

    Protection of freedom of speech and expression — Suhakam

    JUNE 23 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wishes to express its concerns on the actions by the police using specific laws against activists, politicians,...

  • A worse disease to treat than Covid-19 — Arvinder-Singh HS

    1 week ago

    A worse disease to treat than Covid-19 — Arvinder-Singh HS

    JUNE 23 — We are in uncertain times. We are combating an infectious disease in Covid-19, that threatened to wipe out the human population at one time, and in Malaysia — just...

  • Is Covid-19 the end of the world as we know it? — David Black

    2 weeks ago

    Is Covid-19 the end of the world as we know it? — David Black

    JUNE 23 — I thought the end of the world would look different. There are no horsemen, no mushroom cloud, no alien spacecraft. Just sweatpants and Zoom. As it turns out, rumours...

  • Bridging the digital divide — Hasnul Fadhly Hasan

    2 weeks ago

    Bridging the digital divide — Hasnul Fadhly Hasan

    JUNE 22 — Mohd Afiq Barni thought his life ended when he was severely injured in a road accident seven years ago. When he woke up after the crash, he was told that he had...

  • Malaysia 5.0 for SMEs — Rais Hussin

    2 weeks ago

    Malaysia 5.0 for SMEs — Rais Hussin

    JUNE 22 — “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” SME’s, more than any other business segment, are in for a...

  • Anwar, may you never lose sight of the spirit of reformasi — Lara Ling

    2 weeks ago

    Anwar, may you never lose sight of the spirit of reformasi — Lara Ling

    JUNE 21 — 112 days have passed since Perikatan Nasional hijacked Putrajaya and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn into office. During this period, Anwar Ibrahim has...

  • Anwar or Dr Mahathir: Can it be a younger leader? — Hafidz Baharom

    2 weeks ago

    Anwar or Dr Mahathir: Can it be a younger leader? — Hafidz Baharom

    JUNE 21 — With Pakatan Harapan now stuck at an impasse for their prime minister candidate, perhaps it is time to ask this question — does it have to be either of them? Datuk...

  • In solidarity with individuals being silenced or censored for dissent — CSOs

    2 weeks ago

    In solidarity with individuals being silenced or censored for dissent — CSOs

    JUNE 19 — We, the undersigned civil society organisations (CSOs), strongly condemn the continued use of repressive laws as tools of suppression by the new Malaysian government...

  • Sudden termination of LPPKN chairperson shows regression in Malaysia's women representation — Chong Eng

    2 weeks ago

    Sudden termination of LPPKN chairperson shows regression in Malaysia's women representation — Chong Eng

    JUNE 19 — I hereby express my regret on the sudden termination of Datuk Dr Narimah Awin as the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN)’s chairman by the...

  • Stop violence and discrimination against women politicians — JAG

    2 weeks ago

    Stop violence and discrimination against women politicians — JAG

    JUNE 19 — The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is appalled and disturbed by the recent social media attacks against Nurul Izzah. Political affiliations aside, every...

  • Managing the brunt of long-standing youth unemployment — Sofea Azahar

    2 weeks ago

    Managing the brunt of long-standing youth unemployment — Sofea Azahar

    JUNE 19 — In between handling the twin crises involving the economy and public health safety, one of the alarming issues faced by not only Malaysia but globally is the rising...

  • Removing women from important posts a step backward, reinstate LPPKN chairperson — JAG

    2 weeks ago

    Removing women from important posts a step backward, reinstate LPPKN chairperson — JAG

    JUNE 19 — This statement is a response to the recent removal of Datuk Dr Narimah Awin as chairperson of the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) on June 15,...

  • Workplace sexual harassment: Is this the new normal? — Leonard Yeoh and Pua Jun Wen

    2 weeks ago

    Workplace sexual harassment: Is this the new normal? — Leonard Yeoh and Pua Jun Wen

    JUNE 19 — The recent revelation on social media concerning yet another sexual harassment at workplace invites enormous concerns for a safer and more conducive working...

  • Anwar-Mahathir unity can defeat the dark side — Liew Chin Tong

    2 weeks ago

    Anwar-Mahathir unity can defeat the dark side — Liew Chin Tong

    JUNE 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is our friend and ally. So are Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal. Together we have worked hard to gain the people’s trust...

  • Unreasonable arrests of migrants, tourists inhumane and threaten national security — Projek Wawasan Rakyat

    2 weeks ago

    Unreasonable arrests of migrants, tourists inhumane and threaten national security — Projek Wawasan Rakyat

    JUNE 18 — Projek Wawasan Rakyat (POWR) is greatly dismayed to read of the flagrant violations of humanitarian principles emerging from the detention of migrants and some...

  • Let’s not miss the boat! — Ramon Navaratnam

    2 weeks ago

    Let’s not miss the boat! — Ramon Navaratnam

    JUNE 18 — Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed sounded the right alarm in his thoughtful comment in “An opportunity  to prepare Malaysians  for jobs of the...

  • Social enterprises in Malaysia ― an emerging employment provider ― Jason Loh

    2 weeks ago

    Social enterprises in Malaysia ― an emerging employment provider ― Jason Loh

    JUNE 17 ― Social enterprises in Malaysia should be seen and included by the government as part of the strategy to tackle the rising unemployment in the country even if on a...

  • Why we need to be more serious about domestic tourism ― Aziff Azuddin

    2 weeks ago

    Why we need to be more serious about domestic tourism ― Aziff Azuddin

    JUNE 17 ― There is a certain charm to travelling in one’s own country. I have always believed that there is more one can see for themselves exploring their own backyard than...

  • Make space for women’s leadership and political participation ― Joint Action Group for Gender Equality

    2 weeks ago

    Make space for women’s leadership and political participation ― Joint Action Group for Gender Equality

    JUNE 17 ― The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) demands that women’s voices critical of the government and political participation should be met with respect and...

  • High time for legal and social reform and the enactment of sexual harassment legislation — Malaysian Bar

    2 weeks ago

    High time for legal and social reform and the enactment of sexual harassment legislation — Malaysian Bar

    JUNE 16 — The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the complaints of sexual harassment in the legal workplace. The Malaysian Bar, comprised currently of over 54 per cent...

  • All kleptocrats must be put on trial without political interference — Joint statement by Sabah NGOs, CSOs and community leaders

    3 weeks ago

    All kleptocrats must be put on trial without political interference — Joint statement by Sabah NGOs, CSOs and community leaders

    JUNE 16 — We, the undersigned NGOs, CSOs and community leaders in Sabah have for a long time, and until today, been working alongside government efforts to develop the State for...

  • It's the lack of legitimacy, stupid — William Leong

    3 weeks ago

    It's the lack of legitimacy, stupid — William Leong

    JUNE 16 — Consent of the governed There is a proposal for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be Pakatan Harapan’s prime minister candidate to wrestle back the government following the...