Why minimum wage is crucial for Malaysians

By P Ramasamy Minimum wage is simply regarded as a renumeration for workers by way of legislation that tries to meet their basic subsistence level in the cost of living. However, given the escalating prices of goods and services, it is argued that minimum wage seldom provides a real solution for these workers and their families.… Read the article

The Bumiputera congress and Azmin’s New Malay

By Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi If someone were to ask me what I thought about the recent Congress on the Future of the Bumiputeras and Nation 2018, I would have shot back a question: who was it meant for? If it was meant for Pakatan Harapan (PH) to assure the Malays and fend off Umno and PAS who are rallying the Malays under their “Malays are being threatened” mantra, I think Umno and PAS will be losing more members pretty soon, particularly those who are contractors and “kaki bodek” (sycophants).… Read the article

A troubling development

On 28 July 2018, there was the “Himpunan Kebangkitan Ummah” rally which attracted about 1000 people. Participants called for the upholding of the rights of the Malays, Islam and the preservation of Bahasa Malaysia. A report on 7 August quoted Patriot President about 2 videos showing two Umno politicians, Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, making speeches during the Sg Kandis by-election.… Read the article

Suhakam wants Malaysia to ratify six human rights conventions, says Waytha Moorthy

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wants Malaysia to ratify six United Nations treaties pertaining to human rights, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy. He said this was expressed by Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail and commissioners Datuk Lok Yim Pheng and Jerald Joseph during a discussion in his office here Tuesday (Aug 21).… Read the article

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Malaysians must talk about police impunity

Today, August 30, 2018, is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Yesterday, activists from 7 Asian nations spoke in Kuala Lumpur about enforced disappearances in their nations: S. Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Additionally, the Chair of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), spoke about enforced disappearances in Jammu & Kashmir (India), Pakistan and Nepal.… Read the article

The PM in waiting

It is a strange position to be in: designated as the 8th prime minister of Malaysia while the 7th prime minister is still in charge. What can Anwar do in the meantime that will not threaten the sitting PM, while still remaining significant? Many people have come up with different ideas but most were united in this: Anwar should bide his time patiently.… Read the article