Well, this is going to get really awkward really fast. Our Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said that those producing and posting videos on social media for commercial purposes must also file a license with the National Film Development Corporation (Finas). Under the Finas Act, film producers are required to inform the … Continue reading A FINAS license for social media videos? What communistic bureaucrat thought this one up?
When we talk about wanting a government that is willing to reform, willing to pass legal bills that are necessary, and even willing to rewrite history and even the education syllabus to get with the times, there is one thing we keep forgetting. See, we are electing a government of politicians who wish to cling … Continue reading A government of reform requires a mature electorate
Here’s a question. We are now living in the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period. We have had three months of safety briefings and daily updates from the Director General of our Ministry of Health, telling us to constantly wash our hands, take care of our personal hygiene, and even to avoid confined and closed … Continue reading Did we put COVID-19 patients in flammable death traps?
Maybe end the class divide in preschool? by Hafidz Baharom The Malaysian Rural Development Ministry has mooted the setting up of privately managed middle-income nurseries and kindergartens to assist middle income earners cope with the cost of living. Reported by the Malay Mail’s Emmanuel Santa Maria Chin, minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said the … Continue reading Maybe end the class divide in preschool?
How to curb drink driving in Malaysia By Hafidz Baharom In the recent months, drink driving became a perceptibly important issue due to press coverage. From a statistical point of view for the cause of accidents in Malaysia, drink driving ranks one of the lowest causes of deadly accidents in the country. However, the prominence … Continue reading How to curb drink driving in Malaysia
Between the Orang Asli and the Musang King By Hafidz Baharom For the past two years, there has been constant news of how the Orang Asli’s have raised barricades to stop logging activities. It later came to light that these loggers were also planning on opening durian orchards. As such, with the change in government, … Continue reading Between the Orang Asli and the Musang King
And once again, Pakatan Harapan is torn apart in the question that plagued their 22 month rule of Malaysia. Since winning the last general election and the release of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison, the question of when the PKR president will take over the premiership of the country. Unfortunately, that question continued to … Continue reading Pakatan needs to move on from Mahathir and Anwar
By Hafidz Baharom If there were any more divisive topic beyond politics, it would be about age - the age of voting, driving, drinking, smoking, withdrawing our Employee Providence Fund (EPF) monies, and finally - retirement. The government is now in the process of studying whether or not to raise the official retirement age of … Continue reading Retirement age and unemployment
By Hafidz Baharom It is now 10PM on the even of Malaysia's Independence Day, celebrated tomorrow Aug 31. The celebration marks the 62nd anniversary of us gaining our independence from British rule here on Peninsular Malaysia. One of the hot topics of discussion right now is the subject of unity - or in our case, … Continue reading Independent but far from united
By Hafidz Baharom In the past week, views have been published in the media about how Malaysia has become a mess, with some even saying the country is dying. As melodramatic as it is to the point of being worthy of a Cerekarama script, Malaysia does have a problem. However, do people really want it … Continue reading Unity can’t happen in silos, needs common ground