What You Think

  • Micro SMEs are the ones in dire need — Jamari Mohtar and Tam Mei Si

    1 week ago

    Micro SMEs are the ones in dire need — Jamari Mohtar and Tam Mei Si

    NOVEMBER 17 — It is not just the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need more help. To be very precise it is the micro SMEs that are in dire need of assistance...

  • EPF withdrawals a real lifesaver — Sivaraman Murugiah

    1 week ago

    EPF withdrawals a real lifesaver — Sivaraman Murugiah

    NOVEMBER 17 — For most of us out there, RM2 million would set us up for life. We could purchase a house, two cars, feed and educate our families without a single care. However,...

  • RCEP a stride towards regional resilience — Nordin Abdullah

    1 week ago

    RCEP a stride towards regional resilience — Nordin Abdullah

    NOVEMBER 17 — The post Covid-19 global economy is going to be more about critical supply chains and securing resources that will fuel economic growth. While some countries are...

  • Behind the text: Reaffirming Asean’s spirit — Thomas Daniel

    1 week ago

    Behind the text: Reaffirming Asean’s spirit — Thomas Daniel

    NOVEMBER 17 — An Asean Summit is more than a “mere” biannual affair. It means a barrage of associated bilateral and multilateral meetings between the 10 member states, 10...

  • Making ‘gig work’ work in Malaysia — Izwan Zakaria

    1 week ago

    Making ‘gig work’ work in Malaysia — Izwan Zakaria

    NOVEMBER 16 — In several months time the Supreme Court in the UK will decide if Uber drivers in London will be entitled to the usual benefits of a normal worker. If Uber loses,...

  • Rethink the CMCO — Dharm Navaratnam

    1 week ago

    Rethink the CMCO — Dharm Navaratnam

    NOVEMBER 16 — Kita Jaga Kita — or we look after each other. The way to Kita Jaga Kita is to follow SOPs. We hear it all the time now. All well and good in this trying time of...

  • The lost Covid-19 generation — Dr Amar-Singh HSS

    2 weeks ago

    The lost Covid-19 generation — Dr Amar-Singh HSS

    NOVEMBER 15 — The long term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are only just being felt. In the past 10-11 months we have largely experienced the short term effects. But as the...

  • Budget 2021: Will Malaysia keep up with the global green economy transition? — Alizan Mahadi and Darshan Joshi

    2 weeks ago

    Budget 2021: Will Malaysia keep up with the global green economy transition? — Alizan Mahadi and Darshan Joshi

    NOVEMBER 14 — Joe Biden is set to become the next president of the United States of America, and many analysts have predicted that 2021 will see an acceleration in the global...

  • Govt should widen existing measures to alleviate the financial burden of Malaysians — Malaysian Bar

    2 weeks ago

    Govt should widen existing measures to alleviate the financial burden of Malaysians — Malaysian Bar

    NOVEMBER 13 — While the Malaysian Bar comprehends the rationale in the extension of the recent conditional movement control order (“CMCO”) to most of the states in our...

  • Fix up this budget — Hafidz Baharom

    2 weeks ago

    Fix up this budget — Hafidz Baharom

    NOVEMBER 13 — With the budget now being debated by the lawmakers in Parliament, there are a few points that I personally would like to see discussed. Firstly, yes, it is a...

  • The many mistakes of Umany — Muhammad Junaidi Ab Ghani

    2 weeks ago

    The many mistakes of Umany — Muhammad Junaidi Ab Ghani

    NOVEMBER 13 — I read with great interest media reports detailing the recent arrests involving the University of Malaya Association of New Youth (Umany) and its former president...

  • Budget 2021: Is it sufficient for Covid-19 vaccines? — Ameen Kamal

    2 weeks ago

    Budget 2021: Is it sufficient for Covid-19 vaccines? — Ameen Kamal

    NOVEMBER 13 — Reportedly, RM3 billion has been allocated to procure vaccines through the Covax facility – a global vaccine allocation platform. As reported in The Star, this...

  • Recording of videos or pictures of cops on duty: Need for lawyers to interpret the law for the public — Desmond Teo

    2 weeks ago

    Recording of videos or pictures of cops on duty: Need for lawyers to interpret the law for the public — Desmond Teo

    NOVEMBER 12 — The invention of the smartphone has enabled many to become “reporters on the scene”. Technology should enhance not hamper the new possibilities. For example,...

  • Pneumonia ― The No.1 killer of young children ― Dr Musa Mohd Nordin and Dr Husna Musa

    2 weeks ago

    Pneumonia ― The No.1 killer of young children ― Dr Musa Mohd Nordin and Dr Husna Musa

    NOVEMBER 12 ― Pneumonia kills an estimated 1.4 million children under the age of 5 years, every year ― more than deaths from AIDS, Malaria and TB combined. It accounts for 18...

  • We need moratorium! ― Sophie Shakur

    2 weeks ago

    We need moratorium! ― Sophie Shakur

    NOVEMBER 12 ― Many were hopeful on the financial Budget 2021, mainly on the moratorium. People were hoping that the moratorium would be extended to the B40 and M40, especially...

  • More reasons for crowdfunding to flourish in the coming years ― Izwan Zakaria

    2 weeks ago

    More reasons for crowdfunding to flourish in the coming years ― Izwan Zakaria

    NOVEMBER 12 ― I have written several months ago on why crowdfunding platforms will be a “new normal” for companies in Malaysia to raise funds. Many agreed with my positive...

  • Keep schools open! — PAGE

    2 weeks ago

    Keep schools open! — PAGE

    NOVEMBER 11 — The closure of schools until the year end as announced by the Minister of Education, following the extended CMCO is unjustifiable. Echoing renowned local medical...

  • Law on obstructing public servant discharging public functions — Hafiz Hassan

    2 weeks ago

    Law on obstructing public servant discharging public functions — Hafiz Hassan

    NOVEMBER 11 — I refer to the letter “Arrest of former Umany president Wong Yan Ke is unwarranted.” According to the writer, it is crucial to understand the provision of...

  • Looking at 2021 Budget without race coloured glasses — Sukeshini Nair

    2 weeks ago

    Looking at 2021 Budget without race coloured glasses — Sukeshini Nair

    NOVEMBER 11 — When the 2021 budget was presented last Friday, for the very first time in my life, I was infuriated over a budget. I have been disappointed or elated before but...

  • Urgent Covid-19 solution needed — M. Santhananaban

    2 weeks ago

    Urgent Covid-19 solution needed — M. Santhananaban

    NOVEMBER 11 — Frequent water cuts especially in the Klang Valley and the extensive conditional movement control rrder seem to dominate, dictate and devastate some of our lives...

  • Choose a transparent middle path over CMCO — AMM

    2 weeks ago

    Choose a transparent middle path over CMCO — AMM

    NOVEMBER 11 — This statement is in response to the government’s decision to expand the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to include most of Peninsula Malaysia from...

  • Arrest of former Umany president Wong Yan Ke is unwarranted — Chin Aun Na

    2 weeks ago

    Arrest of former Umany president Wong Yan Ke is unwarranted — Chin Aun Na

    NOVEMBER 10 — The arrest of former University of Malaya Association of New Youth President, Wong Yan Ke by a bunch of police officers from IPD Kajang on the pretext of section...

  • A little bit of sacrifice won’t hurt for unprecedented times — Ameen Kamal and Sofea Azahar

    2 weeks ago

    A little bit of sacrifice won’t hurt for unprecedented times — Ameen Kamal and Sofea Azahar

    NOVEMBER 10 — The current unprecedented times require unprecedented measures to mitigate the heavy impact caused by Covid-19 pandemic. In reality, people are still losing jobs,...

  • Confucian Islamic alliance being thrown away, what a waste — Rais Hussin

    2 weeks ago

    Confucian Islamic alliance being thrown away, what a waste — Rais Hussin

    NOVEMBER 10 — To those who were familiar with the works of the late Samuel Huntington at Harvard University, the mere mention of his name would stir up the spectre of “a clash...

  • New PAC members appointed have 'conflict of interest' — Fakhrurrazi Rashid

    2 weeks ago

    New PAC members appointed have 'conflict of interest' — Fakhrurrazi Rashid

    NOVEMBER 9 — On November 3, 2020, the Dewan Rakyat approved the appointment of new members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The Speaker of Dewan Rakyat announced 12 new...

  • Men and Covid-19 —  Wan Kim Sui, Noran Naqiah Hairi and Moy Foong Ming

    2 weeks ago

    Men and Covid-19 — Wan Kim Sui, Noran Naqiah Hairi and Moy Foong Ming

    NOVEMBER 9 — Women live longer than men. The difference spurred the Movember (Moustache and November) movement globally to raise awareness of men’s health issues. In Malaysia,...

  • Nod for EPF Account I withdrawal a bold but necessary move — Patrick Loh

    2 weeks ago

    Nod for EPF Account I withdrawal a bold but necessary move — Patrick Loh

    NOVEMBER 9 — Much of life revolves around the trade-off we make between the present and the future. As kids, our parents told us to “sacrifice” part of our play time for...

  • An ordinary Budget for extraordinary times — Geoffrey Williams and Nur Muhammad Tajrid

    3 weeks ago

    An ordinary Budget for extraordinary times — Geoffrey Williams and Nur Muhammad Tajrid

    NOVEMBER 7 — Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz got it right when he said that we face an unprecedented crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, “described as the worst...

  • Alternatives to ciggies get the thumbs up — Tasnim Lokman

    3 weeks ago

    Alternatives to ciggies get the thumbs up — Tasnim Lokman

    NOVEMBER 7 — Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates have lauded the decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...

  • Budget 2021: A good start but more can be done — Margarita Peredaryenko and Sofea Azahar

    3 weeks ago

    Budget 2021: A good start but more can be done — Margarita Peredaryenko and Sofea Azahar

    NOVEMBER 6 — In Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Inaugural Budget which is also the largest budget in history with an allocation of RM322.5 billion (2020: RM314.7 billion) delivered...

  • Budget 2021: Considerate, sufficiency yet to be seen — Margarita Peredaryenko and Ameen Kamal

    3 weeks ago

    Budget 2021: Considerate, sufficiency yet to be seen — Margarita Peredaryenko and Ameen Kamal

    NOVEMBER 6 — In the lead up to Budget 2021 announced by the government on November 6, 2020, Emir Research has been advocating for an “empathetic budget”, following the theme...

  • A Budget to enable the nation to move forward with hope and confidence — Nor Mohamed Yakcop

    3 weeks ago

    A Budget to enable the nation to move forward with hope and confidence — Nor Mohamed Yakcop

    NOVEMBER 6 — We live in extraordinary times. Against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the emphasis of Budget 2021 in addressing both the lives and livelihoods of...

  • Budget 2021: Govt should continue its commitment to strengthen the welfare of those who have the least — Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)

    3 weeks ago

    Budget 2021: Govt should continue its commitment to strengthen the welfare of those who have the least — Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)

    NOVEMBER 6 — The pandemic has been experienced unevenly by different communities in Malaysia. It has disproportionately affected those in vulnerable employment, unemployed...