EDUCATION Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has come under criticism over and over again.
As a teacher, I have seen his numerous efforts to improve our education system, how he reacts almost immediately when needed, and how he has humbly recognised teachers as the heroes of the future.
He helms one of the largest ministries, under which there are about 10,000 schools, half a million teachers, and 500,000 students, excluding those at tertiary level.… Read the article
The full headline said “PH’s greatest achievement, one year on.” Of course I was intrigued. It was an opinion piece by A Kathirasen, the executive editor of FMT.
He wrote of meeting two neighbours who felt PH had lost credibility because it had failed to keep many of its major election promises.… Read the article
By Wan Haron Wan Hassan
A number of political developments and events have unfolded over the past few weeks, casting a pall over Malaysia Baru.
They are causing great stress, strain and concern to the people.
1. The Rome Statute
Malaysia will not be ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) – a month after acceding to the treaty.… Read the article
KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan Government, which swept into power in May last year, has fulfilled nearly a third of its economic promises but more needs to be done, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) says.
In its first edition of Projek Pantau, a report card on PH’s performance in fulfilling promises in its Buku Harapan manifesto, issued on Tuesday it highlighted:
The government moved quickly to implement its signature promises, including abolition of GST;
The government has allocated significant resources to supporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and encouraging technological adoption;
The government has significantly improved the transparency of the budget and the government’s overall financial position; and
The government has laid out an ambitious plan to tackle corruption which includes important reforms of the public procurement system.… Read the article
KUALA LUMPUR: It is important for the government to tread carefully on Malay issues, because a potential coup d’etat could take place, given that the Malays are the majority in the country, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.
“Nothing is impossible. Especially since 70% of the population are Malays and they are sufficiently influenced to believe that the position of the Malays is in danger.… Read the article
By Lokman Mansor/ Sofea Chok Suat Ling/ Fauziah Ismail/ David Christy
NST sits down with Dr M for exclusive interview – Part 1
THE long walk through the halls of the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya that Wednesday morning was filled with anticipation. We were there to interview Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, whose second term as prime minister of Malaysia had earned him a place in the record books as the world’s oldest state leader.… Read the article
Editor: A deeply troubling report and cause for much prayer
KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The Cabinet’s reversal of its ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a “political” move done for fear of a coup d’etat attempt spurred on by powers behind the scene, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah explained.… Read the article
By Vinod Sekhar
Over the last six months I’ve seen statements coming from my friends and acquaintances about some of the decisions of our current government. About how bad some statements are, or how so many promises are unfulfilled.
Recently we had the issue of the Rome Statute. In many cases I agree with the criticism, perhaps more vehemently than others.… Read the article
This was published on March 6
On the 3rd of April 2019, Suhakam will tell the nation whether and to what extent it believes the Malaysian government, in particular the police force, is responsible for the disappearances of Amri Che Mat, Raymond Koh and Joshua and Ruth Hilmy.
Today the Inquiry panel received the clarifications it had sought from four parties who have participated in the hearings.… Read the article