Reinvigorating nightlife in KL and the Klang Valley

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

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

A FINAS license for social media videos? What communistic bureaucrat thought this one up?

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?

Did we put COVID-19 patients in flammable death traps?

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?

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?

Pakatan needs to move on from Mahathir and Anwar

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

Retirement age and unemployment

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