January 09

Adam’s story: How illegitimate Muslim children here carry ‘bin Abdullah’ stigma

Adam* is like any other child in Malaysia, except the National Registration Department (NRD) wants him to ditch his father’s name and use “bin Abdullah”, a patronym that is virtually a badge of shame worn by illegitimate Muslim children. Muslim parents Rahman* and Aisyah* married in Selangor and gave birth to Adam in the same […]

January 01

Health D-G: Umrah pilgrim tests positive for MERS-CoV infection

A 55-year-old man tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection after returning home from umrah, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said. He said the man, who hails from Selangor, had symptoms of fever, cough, lethargy and aching feet as soon as he arrived home on Dec 23. The man […]

December 26

Procrastination behind low number of EPF contributors who register nominees

SOME Malaysians just love to procrastinate and settle things at the very last minute. This attitude is seen every year when the deadline to submit income tax returns to the Inland Revenue Board approaches. Last year, many people who were required to change their ATM cards to debit cards chose to do so at the […]

December 24

Khazanah’s response to ‘Government-Linked Companies: Impacts on the Malaysian Economy’ by IDEAS

We refer to various news reports including that entitled, “Government-Linked Companies: Impact on the Malaysian Economy” by Jayant Menon. The article was published on the 18th of December 2017 as a research piece under the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (“IDEAS”), as Policy IDEAS No. 45. The article explores the impacts of Government-Linked Companies […]

December 02

TERAJU’s SUPERB winners show what they have in “Disruptive Technology”

A total of 10 winners from among 17 finalists today won RM500,000 each in grants in the Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Startup Scheme “SUPERB Series 3” organised by TERAJU, the Government’s Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit. The winners of SUPERB Series 3 (please see below) were determined on the basis of the best disruptive technology idea with the […]

November 20

Bad attitude, not lack of skill, is jobless graduates’ biggest hurdle

Skim Latihan 1Malaysia organiser Norashikin Ismail calls the current stock of young graduates the ‘strawberry generation’, who will up and quit when they are told off for doing their jobs badly. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, November 20, 2017.   FOR many out-of-work graduates, a spoilt attitude and unrealistic expectations are the main impediments […]

November 19

Cabinet orders DBKL to halt approvals for four types of developments

The Cabinet has directed Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to freeze approvals for four types of developments following a study by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) that raised the alarm on a glut in these buildings. In a document sighted by EdgeProp.my, DBKL was instructed to cease considering and approving the development of shopping complexes, offices, […]