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?
US FDA approves IQOS marketed with “Reduced Exposure” information By Hafidz Baharom The IQOS Tobacco Heating system is now the second set of products authorised by the U.S Food and Drug Administration to receive “exposure modification” orders, allowing the marketing of the e-cigarette as containing a reduced level or presenting a reduced exposure to a … Continue reading US FDA approves IQOS marketed with “Reduced Exposure” information
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?
Juul heads to Japan After a series of setbacks, US based vape company Juul Labs Inc is looking to penetrate the Japan market. Reported by Bloomberg, it has set up Juul Labs Japan Co under the leadership of Haruhiko Hirate formerly of Tokyo-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, the company must acquire a license to sell their … Continue reading Juul heads to Japan
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