LETTER | The move to create favourable employment opportunities for the disabled needs a mechanism or organisation to support it.
LETTER | There is an absence of analysis of the materialistic cultural dimension of work in the discourse about mental illness.
LETTER | The state must intervene in worker issues to reconcile conflicts of interest or stand up to corporate greed.
LETTER | It is obvious the Penang DCM II failed to address some of the basic issues affecting workers.
LETTER | Industrial relations needs a fresh air beyond minimum wage
LETTER | There are two aspects being policy and human capital development that need to be part of the dialogue process.
LETTER | New ideas of hope could emerge that will help the nation to reflect on common good.
LETTER | What exactly is their stand on this matter?
It seems that any means can be justified as long the enemy is defeated.
The Barisan National government’s decision not to adopt PAS’s motion for enhancing the punitive role of Syariah Courts dubbed as Act 355 is a relief not only for the common good of the nation, but also for the politics of consensus.
It was quite interesting to read an article by Professor P Ramasamy, the Deputy Chief Minister II of Penang, about the tunnel vision of MIC leaders and the subsequent response to the letter by Dr M Saravanan, a member of Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC). To my understanding both of them have a tunnel vision for the Indian Malaysians as their argument takes an ethno-political slant rather than facing up to the real issues that face Malaysians as a whole.
It is puzzling to watch the irrational behavior of certain civil society movements in the United States since the election of Donald Trump, and parts of the world which include Malaysia on their understanding and focus of human rights.
At the latest Bersih rally, thousands of Malaysians went to the streets to demand for a clean and accountable government, even though the inner objectives may vary among a diverse population. The plus point from this rally is that different segments of civil society leadership collaborated to make the event successful to proclaim truth to the Barisan National leadership on the universal principles of good governance.
Malaysian leaders are facing a crisis of confidence not only in its moral sphere but also justice system that is more tilted towards safeguarding the regime at all cost. The Latest acquittal of National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) alleged culprits and the illogical reasoning of the attorney-general in its dealing with the 1MDB issue has dented the professionalism of those who are supposed to protect public interest through the justice system.
In the political, economic and social world there is always chains of events that would create situations that we find ourselves in. There are various chains of events leading to an outcome such as war, terrorism, urban poverty, and the list would go on.
It is quite interesting to note as reported in online media, that Bersih has called the United States hypocritical in supporting authoritarian leaders. It is surprising that Bersih has taken a long time to understand that in reality, the US is more concerned about geopolitical and economic designs rather than democracy and human rights.
It has quite amusing to see the statements by the supporters of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak desperately defending and justifying the ‘donation’ of RM2.6 billion that went into the prime minister’s personal account.
The current investigations on 1MDB seem to be a long-drawn-out process with allegations and counter-allegations that seem to be the order of the day, rather than a genuine desire among the authorities to seek the truth in bringing to a close one of the most serious allegations of mismanagement of funds in the nation’s history.
The anti-Shiite and anti-Christian sentiments of extremist militants are shared in Malaysia.
Najib lacks integrity and competence vital in resolving inter-ethnic and religious issues.