Gosh. What a loaded question. If you've been reading the news (read: Free Malaysia Today), you would notice that there has been a lot of back and forth between those who want the Penang LRT and those who believe the focus should be on existing public transport. Both have good points - Penang Island has … Continue reading How do you “public transport” a place like Penang?
A family dinner last weekend coined a new phrase - "heading three metres out" - a term now used for going out for a smoke. For those not in the know, Malaysia has now banned smoking at all eateries altogether, open air or indoors, even roadside stalls. The distance highlighted in the regulations now pulled … Continue reading Things Malaysia gets wrong about the smoking ban
The debate for Malaysia to recognise the United Examination Certificate (UEC) has gone on for some time - probably for the past four years or more. Those proposing that the nation recognise this certificate are mostly from the Malaysian ethnic Chinese communities, from the education collective to non-Malay majority political parties, particularly the MCA and … Continue reading UEC – Two scenarios
The supposed temple issue in Selangor is not a new one. In fact, ever since a Pakatan Harapan government took root in the state under Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, there have been continued issues with the relocation of Hindu temples. Case in point, the temple move in Shah Alam early in the days of … Continue reading Temple fracas: Not new for Selangor, but…
Yet another person came up and said that they were disappointed with the way Pakatan Harapan is running the country. And yes, these are people who openly admit they voted for Pakatan Harapan. Which I think is odd, seeing as how the new government has only been in power for...86 or 87 days, at the … Continue reading Stick with it!
The news today is that the Datin and her bailor have gone missing, while the Court wanted to review their judgment. I know, it does read like the start of a joke. Well, it is a joke, when you think about it in a dark humoured way. Last week, Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali was released … Continue reading Well, that was a fuckup..
On March 5, I wrote a column in The Sun Daily asking that the government consider lowering the price of air fare between Peninsular and Borneo. The lack of controls in fares which made flights to Sabah and Sarawak sometimes higher than flights overseas, was brought to my attention by a friend on Facebook. Today, … Continue reading Domestic flight price ceiling? Glad someone is reading
Why settle study loans Posted on 19 March 2018 - 08:05am Hafidz Baharom BEFORE we talk about the National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN), let's understand that it is primarily a rolling fund. This means it can only dish out money that it gets back. Thus, if borrowers don't pay or service their loans, it … Continue reading Column – Why settle study loans
With the Unicef report last month highlighting problems with child malnutrition in People's Housing Projects (PPRs) in Kuala Lumpur, there is a need to look at the data objectively. These are the details that I feel pertinent from the report, as highlighted by Unicef: General info The head of the households are mostly Malay, male, … Continue reading Reading the Unicef report
Regarding public transport and KL By Hafidz Baharom Before we begin looking at what manifestos should promise, we need to know what is already in place for Kuala Lumpur and the Greater Klang Valley. We have two Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines, and an additional line to link Bandar Utama to Klang by 2021 - … Continue reading Regarding public transport and KL