Author: S Ramakrishnan
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  • Racists dictating economic and social reforms
  • S Ramakrishnan | Apr 23, 2015 11:10AM
  • The 11th Malaysia Plan is to be tabled on May 21, 2015 during the second parliamentary sitting of 2015. The 10th Malaysia Plan (for the period 2010 - 2015) was launched with much pomp after Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak took office in 2009. It had five key strategic thrusts.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/296154
  • GST hits the low-income group hardest
  • S Ramakrishnan | Apr 16, 2015 6:54AM
  • The implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) seems to have hit a snag in the service sector. Service providers are now required to display their collective agreement in order to be able to exact service charges.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/295401
  • With proper management, M’sia does not need GST
  • S Ramakrishnan | Apr 9, 2015 2:41PM
  • The much-despised and repressive consumption tax the goods and services tax (GST) is finally here to drain our pockets further.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/294766
  • Hudud incompatible with multi-religious society
  • S Ramakrishnan | Apr 1, 2015 12:30PM
  • The hudud amendment passed in Kelantan state assembly still preoccupies the thoughts of both Muslim and non-Muslim Malaysians. It is rightly so since the amendment can have far-reaching consequences that cannot be reversed. It is one way all the way.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/293886
  • Umno the devil’s advocate in pushing for hudud
  • S Ramakrishnan | Mar 25, 2015 2:00PM
  • The passing of the amendment to the Syariah Criminal Code 11 1993 in Kelantan is uncalled for at a time when Malaysia is inundated with serious economic and financial debacles and dilemmas - the RM42 billion 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) loan, weakening of the ringgit, high cash outflow, the 16 years continuous budget deficit, rising prices and wages stagnation, rising extremism and fundamentalism supporting Isil, to name a few.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/293167
  • PAS good at scoring own goals
  • S Ramakrishnan | Mar 23, 2015 1:14PM
  • Umno must be relieved at the turn of focus from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to the hudud amendment in Kelantan. PAS without Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat has lost its focus and is falling into Umno’s trap.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/292906
  • 1Malaysia initiatives finally drowned in debts
  • S Ramakrishnan | Mar 19, 2015 12:36PM
  • The 1Malaysia slogan was supposed to be the game changer for PM Najib Abdul Razak when he took office in 2009. Najib came out with 1Malaysia slogan to win back the non-Malays who had deserted Umno/BN after the 2008 general election when for the first time BN lost their two-thirds majority and five states fell to Pakatan.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/292512
  • Malaysia is education destination ‘of last resort’
  • S Ramakrishnan | Feb 27, 2015 11:00AM
  • Second Education Minister Idris Jusoh claims that Malaysia’s higher education system is now on par with developed nations like the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia in view of the fact that the 135,000 foreign students here make up 10 percent of all students in local institutions of higher learning. Many had expressed their reservation and disagreement over his claims. Below are some more facts as to how far away the minister’s claims are from on the ground reality.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/290404
  • Archaic law held sacred by Malaysian courts
  • S Ramakrishnan | Feb 13, 2015 4:00PM
  • The Federal Court’s guilty verdict for Anwar Ibrahim raises many doubts and questions. There is more than meets the eye. The plaintiff, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, received the benefit of every doubt while the defendant, Anwar, was denied reasonable justice. The BN government has shown little restraint, even after sacking him from Umno in 1998.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/289208
  • Indian Malaysians have deserted MIC since 2008
  • S Ramakrishnan | Feb 2, 2015 12:37PM
  • In 1970 when the government introduced the New Economic Policy (NEP) to enable Malays to increase their economic stakes, both the Malay and Indian community had about 1 percent economic ownership. Now after 45 years the Malay economic ownership has increased to about 26 percent and the government owns many entities for the Malay community.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/288049
  • A high-income nation with low-wage workers
  • S Ramakrishnan | Jan 30, 2015 12:44PM
  • The minimum wage was introduced by the Human Resources Ministry after it found out that about 34 percent of private sector employees earn less than RM700 per month, which is below the poverty line of RM800. A similar study in 2010 revealed that 48 percent of Malaysian employees earn less than RM1,000 per month.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/287802
  • Crony corruption undetected by TI’s CPI
  • S Ramakrishnan | Dec 18, 2014 7:22PM
  • Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was jubilant that the government initiatives to combat graft, the efforts of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (ISCD) in the police force and Performance Management Delivery Unit (Pemandu) has enabled Malaysia to moved up to 50th spot among 175 countries in the CPI 2014 ranking up from 53 last year.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/283913
  • No political party can rule forever
  • S Ramakrishnan | Dec 8, 2014 9:23AM
  • COMMENT Umno has to grow wiser and move away from race and religion.
  • News - malaysiakini.com/news/282789
  • The Malaysian transport system is going nowhere
  • S Ramakrishnan | Nov 11, 2014 1:10PM
  • According to a press release issued on April 16, 2014 by market research agency Nielsen, Malaysia has the third-highest rate of car ownership in the world, with 93 percent of households owning a car. That is to say, only 7 percent of Malaysian households do not own cars.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/280148
  • Misplaced ‘nambikei’ of the finance minister
  • S Ramakrishnan | Nov 4, 2014 4:52PM
  • Malaysia is known as a moderate and model multi-racial country internationally, but within the country its citizens are labelled under race and religious categories for every government-policy decision.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/279496
  • Extremism is so yesterday
  • S Ramakrishnan | Oct 7, 2014 1:34PM
  • The prime minister in his latest UN speech last week made an international appeal for the global movement of moderates (wasatiyah) to denounce the ISIS force.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/276804
  • Instead of scapegoats, restore faith in exams
  • S Ramakrishnan | Sep 24, 2014 12:00PM
  • A number of Tamil school teachers had been arrested from Sept 12 onwards over the leakage of UPSR Science and English papers. Four hundred and seventy thousand pupils are required to re-sit the UPSR Science and English papers on Sept 30.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/275586
  • MH370 mystery exposes our catastrophic failures
  • S Ramakrishnan | Mar 20, 2014 10:22AM
  • We are now praying for more and more miracles. And the prayers are getting more intense as each day passes because the reasons for such intensity to seek the Almighty’s intervention get more desperate. The safe return of MH370, more rainfall in the Klang Valley, recurring haze and hoping more tourists will visit Malaysia, to name a few.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/257634
  • Snared in the middle income trap
  • S Ramakrishnan | Mar 4, 2014 1:00PM
  • Malaysia is said to be caught in the middle income trap. With gross national Income (GNI) per capita of US$9,820 in 2012, Malaysia is in the upper middle income range of US$4,086 and US$12,615 category of the World Bank.
  • Letters - malaysiakini.com/letters/255984
  • Tolls and hikes short-circuiting Malaysian future
  • S Ramakrishnan | Jan 2, 2014 12:47PM
  • COMMENT Talk about telling the masses to eat cake, the orime minister adds insult to injury by saying these increase are not a burden.
  • News - malaysiakini.com/news/250698
Author: S Ramakrishnan
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