Friday, 01 December 2023


21. The Myth of the Rich and Poor
(Social Inclusion Act/In Focus)
... instead of government allocation which is dangerously prone to over or under budgeting. However, one must note critically that the fairness of the marketplace should not be exaggerated. Market forces ...
Saturday, 30 March 2013
... To make matters worse, the education budget education is slashed from RM50 billion to RM37 billion this year! To get an idea of how counter-intuitive this is for a developing Malaysia, even Afghanistan ...
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
... mega projects and financing the annual budgets. Oil’s share of revenue is above 30 per cent while nearly 50 per cent come from direct taxes. Review fiscal incentives and tax exemptions to multinationals ...
Friday, 18 January 2013
... capabilities and a strong conviction that education was the key to freeing her people from the cycle of poverty. Nora adeptly finalized a program for our RUEP children. She also drew up a budget ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
25. BERSIH 2.0: A weak set of recommendations
(Compass Points/Letters)
... state legislative assemblies. As such, the Election Commission should be independent of Parliament. The Election Commission should have and manage its own budget, which should not be scrutinised by Parliament, ...
Sunday, 08 April 2012
26. Uphold gender justice
(Compass Points/Letters)
... efforts outlined in the Budget 2011, which included among others, the extension of fully paid maternity leave from 60 days to 90 days. These moves were lauded as the “most women and family friendly” by the ...
Tuesday, 04 January 2011
27. We don't take such money
(Compass Points/Letters)
... had a system in place to gauge issues and needs of the respective voters and to have an orderly, transparent, fair and effective way of allocating adequate budget and plans to resolve problems on the ground. ...
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
... when approving developments in the state and this was brought to bear on the company — to fulfil its debt obligations.   The Selangor state assembly last year approved a supplementary budget of RM392 ...
Friday, 05 March 2010
... allocation of budget for the erection of temples or churches as compared to the mosques and suraus; the controversy surrounding the right to practise Islam by Muslims in accordance with their sectarian ...
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
30. The choices we make
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... to work as absenteeism could mean the collapse of the ruling government. A recent example was the passing of the budget by a razor thin three-vote margin where an Opposition victory would have meant the ...
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
31. Crony Piratisation Returns
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
        Reproduced from     The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has announced in his inaugural budget speech on 23 October, “a second wave of privatisation” ...
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
... national education budget many times over. The pen drive you use has been invented by a graduate of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools. These are achievements all Malaysians can be proud ...
Saturday, 07 November 2009
33. It’s colonialism under another name
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... accrues from its people. At the moment, Penang and Selangor, the two most prosperous states in our federation, each contributing billions of ringgit to the economy, have annual budgets on the order of ...
Saturday, 07 November 2009
34. RM3,000 is poverty line for the urban poor
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... is rising,” said Raja Nong. “There is no social safety net for such people, including single parents with three to five children living in low-cost flats.” In his Budget 2010 speech on Friday, ...
Monday, 26 October 2009
35. Forget about race
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... there is more to the airline's "no-frills" ethos than just budget flights. Doing away with the excess fat and bureaucracy does give one more time and space to develop the values that matter.   Speaking ...
Sunday, 11 October 2009
36. The Civil Service and Politics
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
...    The prime minister and his Cabinet govern the country. They make policies. They decide to implement the policies. They set the targets. They prepare and allocate the budget for every plan that they ...
Wednesday, 07 October 2009
37. Lessons from the Heart of Jinjang
(Social Inclusion Act/In Focus)
... respective incomes are RM430, RM540 and RM520. Welfare and Support: The 2009 Budget includes several provisions targeted at this group, one of which is raising the eligibility criteria for welfare ...
Friday, 25 September 2009
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