By now, many in Malaysia would have heard that the Malaysian Customs is about to make it mandatory for coffee shops to have a liquor license. This has triggered quite a tragic reaction - the same Malaysians accusing the former prime minister of dodging taxes have also come out to say let the beer-serving coffee … Continue reading Storm in a coffee shop
Malaysia is currently seeing an unlikely surge in vegetable prices, to the point of memes and politicians even wanting to debate the motion on the topic. And yet, the elephant in the room nobody is addressing is this - what is jacking up the price? Where is the inflation coming from? Farmers were quick to … Continue reading Using e-commerce to counter veggie price hike?
We need an election. There is no going around it. As government continues to combat the pandemic, internal squabbles are starting over who gets to claim credit for it have begun. Leaked conversations from UMNO have clearly shown this. As such, it is truly time for the Malaysian people to demand an election. We should … Continue reading What we need, is an election
Stop giving discounts to criminals By Hafidz Baharom When Reza Aziz was let off from criminal charges simply for returning the cash he squandered, I had one reaction – what a coincidence, we do this every year. No, seriously – we do this every year with giving discounts for traffic summonses and parking summonses by … Continue reading Stop giving discounts to criminals
Selangor and how we can maintain water security By Hafidz Baharom Now that the water woes have been somewhat corrected in the Greater Klang Valley, there is a need to review what happened, how it happened, why it happened, and how we can avoid it from happening again. What happened? On Thursday Sep 3, water … Continue reading Selangor and how we can maintain water security
Why such naysayers for youth political representation? By Hafidz Baharom You know, of all the people having to write this out, I cannot believe that I had to. But when two political titans who should both be enjoying retirement and grandkids come out saying the youth should not be “divisive” or “won’t get far”, I … Continue reading Why such naysayers for youth political representation?
Should the GST be reintroduced By Hafidz Baharom If there was one misstep by the Pakatan Harapan government, it was the removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the abolishment of its entire infrastructure in Malaysia. For one thing, it generated a lot of revenue for the government. However, we must also admit … Continue reading Should the GST be reintroduced
Automating traffic and emission regulations for government income By Hafidz Baharom One section of revenue that the government constantly underestimates would actually come from law enforcement, especially in Malaysia. We’ve all seen the fact that our roads are constantly filled with people who use emergency lanes, run a red light, and even speed in school … Continue reading Automating traffic and emission regulations for government income
Visit to Turkey, playing chicken with Covid-19? By Hafidz Baharom It was brought to light yesterday that a lawmaker and minister decided to go on an official visit to Turkey, came back and went straight into parliament, ignoring the Covid-19 standard operating procedure of a quarantine. At a time when Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail … Continue reading Visit to Turkey, playing chicken with Covid-19?
Can e-hailing save the tour guides? By Hafidz Baharom The idea came rather randomly while waiting for a haircut, but could e-hailing companies be the answer to assisting tour guides during the Covid-19 downturn? Frankly, some Malaysians retrenched in the tourism sector have already taken jobs as drivers for these e-hailing firms, but could the … Continue reading Can e-hailing save the tour guides?