A news piece in a local portal caught my eye, detailing the plight of the media sector, particularly journalists. If you have yet to notice, there has definitely been a shrinking media industry in Malaysia. In fact, this trend will not be turning around anytime soon, and it did not start with The Malaysian Insider. … Continue reading The Heat Malaysia column – Malaysia’s shrinking media scene
APRIL 29 — In the past week, Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) once again raised the issue of how wives joining the workforce would neglect families. For those who may not know, our labour figures show that 52 per cent of Malaysian women are participating in our workforce these days, with further encouragement by government agencies … Continue reading The Malay Mail Online: Can Malaysian families afford a homemaker?
The new Pakatan Harapan seems set to repeat the very same mistakes that took place in the last general election, though this time the coalition cannot blame it on PAS. Reported in the news over the weekend, both DAP and PKR are expecting to clash against one another in five state seats come May 7 … Continue reading The Heat Malaysia – PAKATAN REPEATING GE13 MISTAKES IN S’WAK
Use the anti-hysteria kit in Pangkalan Chepa by Hafidz Baharom Currently, a spate of cases on hysteria in SMK Pangkalan Chepa 2, Kota Bharu, has the nation wondering how to deal with such a situation. Insofar, authorities have decided to close down the school after a “black figure” was spotted on camera. The picture is … Continue reading Letter – Use the anti-hysteria kit in Pangkalan Chepa
MARCH 31 — The recent comments by Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid on how Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s (MAB) cabin crew brought to mind an incident between Clare Booth, 35, and Dorothy Parker, then an elderly socialite. See, Booth and Parker apparently went to a social event in which both of them tried to exit through the … Continue reading On ageism and professional comments — Hafidz Baharom
Spring is in the air, and our government is already asking parliament for more money! In a rather weird moment, Putrajaya is now asking Parliament for more money via a supplementary bill for RM3.3 billion. This brings the amount of cash being allocated for 2016 to a whopping RM270 billion - within three months of the … Continue reading A supplementary budget in March?!
It is oftentimes said that one of the reasons given in censoring films, books and even news portals is the fact that these elements can "confuse" Malaysians. For some reason or another, it seems that telling Malaysians that heuristic logics of merely yes or no being insufficient is considered a crime. As such, could we … Continue reading Gag the Cabinet for confusing everyone?
The argument over whether or not we should send Malaysians overseas for education under government scholarship is currently raging. As revealed yesterday, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said pointed out that the government managed to save RM240 million this year by opting out of sending 744 students overseas. Instead, these students will be educated locally in … Continue reading It’s not just about “learning overseas” – Hafidz Baharom