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Our fast-depleting oil & gas bounty: Basic facts and sticky issues

The oil and gas sector is very important to Malaysia. It fuels economic activity – 17%, or RM111 billion, of our country’s GDP is due to oil and gas activities; and taxes, royalties and other payments from this sector fund … Continue reading



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REFSA Quarterly July 2013-The Government Issue

Dear Readers, May 5, possibly the most anticipated date among Malaysians in recent years, turned out to be an anti-climax for many. The deafening calls of ubah  to the federal government could not lever BN from their perch in Putrajaya. … Continue reading



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Crisps of the Week (17-23 May)

brought to you by Foong Li Mei REFSA Rojak is our weekly take on the goings-on in Malaysia. We trawl the newsflow, cut to the core and focus on the really pertinent. Full of flavour, lots of crunch, this is the … Continue reading



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BN-You speak for the minority #2

Amidst all the post-election recriminations, finger-pointing and charges of electoral misconduct and fraud, let’s remember the single most important point: BN is not supported by the majority of Malaysians. Even at state level, BN had lost the popular vote, while … Continue reading



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Crisps of the Week (10-16 May)

brought to you by Sandra Rajoo REFSA Rojak is our weekly take on the goings-on in Malaysia. We trawl the newsflow, cut to the core and focus on the really pertinent. Full of flavour, lots of crunch, this is the … Continue reading



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BN-You speak for the minority #1

Amidst all the post-election recriminations, finger-pointing and charges of electoral misconduct and fraud, let’s remember the single most important point: BN is not supported by the majority of Malaysians. It is a domineering minority which cannot claim to speak for us. Download … Continue reading



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Crisps of the Week (3-9 May)

brought to you by Foong Li Mei REFSA Rojak is our weekly take on the goings-on in Malaysia. We trawl the newsflow, cut to the core and focus on the really pertinent. Full of flavour, lots of crunch, this is … Continue reading



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A vote for BN is a vote for regression

Download the PDF version Sources: [1] Formula to Failure: Our plunging Maths and Science standards. Available at http://refsa.org/focus-papers/infographics/formula-to-failure-our-plunging-maths-and-science-standards/ [2] ETP Investments Collapsed in 2012: An infographic. Available at  http://refsa.org/focus-papers/infographics/etp-investments-collapsed-in-2012-an-infographic/ [3] Putting the Malaysian diaspora into perspective. Available at http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~eroberts/cs181/projects/2010-11/BrainDrain/Malaysia.html [4] … Continue reading



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A vote for BN is a vote for injustice

Following the recent controversial ad blitz by Barisan Nasional in mainstream newspapers, REFSA has this to say: Download the PDF version ——————– Sources: [1] Home minister: Rising crime rate a matter of perception. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/200472 [2] ‘For first time … Continue reading



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Rojak Special Edition: What we want for Malaysia

brought to you by Sandra Rajoo REFSA Rojak is our weekly take on the goings-on in Malaysia. We trawl the newsflow, cut to the core and focus on the really pertinent. Full of flavour, lots of crunch, this is the … Continue reading



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