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Dissecting the Political Business Matrix of Municipal Waste Management in Malaysia

While many assume that waste management is a dirty and unwanted business, the Malaysian Federal government has taken a drastic move to restructure the country’s waste management framework and has introduced privatisation into this sector…




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Since the attainment of independence in 1957, Malaysia’s health care service has been characterized by a mix of dominant public provision and significant presence of private services. Despite considerable changes over the past three decades, the dual system has made … Continue reading



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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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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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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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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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The Real Difference (Part 4): Rewarding chauvinists

Download the PDF version Sources: [1] Bung Moktar escapes jail sentence for polygamy. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/139729 [2]M’sian MP rapped for chauvinistic remarks against women drivers. Available at http://sg.news.yahoo.com/msian-mp-rapped-chauvinistic-remarks-against-women-drivers-20110329-211002-267.html [3]After Hindu insult, Zulkifli Noordin says ‘keling’. Available at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/after-hindu-insult-zulkifli-nordin-says-keling [4]‘Non-Malay votes … Continue reading



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Download the PDF version [1] Umno assemblyperson wants hudud for all in Johor. Available at http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/202378 [2] MCA hanya tentang hudud PAS, kata Chua. Available at http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/11/03/mca-hanya-tentang-hudud-pas-kata-chua/ [3] Soi Lek: Hudud will cause 1.2 million to lose jobs. Available at … Continue reading



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The Real Difference (Part 2): Successful budgeting

 Download the PDF version Sources: [1] Car price cut benefits few Malaysians, says Pekema. Available at  http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/car-price-cut-benefits-few-malaysians-says-pekema [2] Which makes better fiscal sense? Available at http://www.kinibiz.com/story/issues/15491/which-makes-better-fiscal-sense.html [3] Overall spirit of Pakatan’s manifesto quite scary. Available at http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2013/03/04/overall-spirit-of-pakatans-manifesto-quite-scary/ [4] Pre-Budget 2013 … Continue reading



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