Why an anti-hopping law won’t work, and what will BY HAFIDZ BAHAROM There have been a spate of local non-government organisations in Malaysia writing about support towards having an Anti-Hopping Law. Such a law is supposed to stop Malaysian politicians from jumping from their political parties and toppling a government, as we saw in February … Continue reading Why an anti-hopping law won’t work, and what will
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?
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
The above was a recent proposal by a Malaysian pro-government senator. According to Mohd Imran Abd Hamid, and I quote: "I propose a Sexual Harassment Act to protect men from the actions, words and clothing of women, which can cause men to be seduced to the point they can commit acts such as incest, rape, … Continue reading Men need protection from causing rape?
For those not in the know, there is a private members bill called RUU 355 currently brought up by the Islamic conservative party (PAS) in Malaysia's parliament. It raises the stature of the Sharia Court to be on the same level as the Malaysian civil courts with regards to the level of punishment it is … Continue reading How will the “hudud bill” play out?
by Hafidz Baharom There is a need for us to reflect on just how much protection we want to grant to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) today. While those of us from Shah Alam were shocked by how a 14-year-old on a joyride ended up being shot up by the police armed with a machine-gun … Continue reading Violence behind the blue wall