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
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?
Reinvigorating nightlife in KL and the Klang Valley By Hafidz Baharom There have been a couple of challenges facing the nightlife in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley recently due to the pandemic and the government’s policies in dealing with it. Couple this with the stricter laws on drink driving, nightlife in KL and the … Continue reading Reinvigorating nightlife in KL and the Klang Valley
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?
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