Tag: Politics

May 4, 2020

Malaysia’s Federal System in the Spotlight

The era of the federal government having the final say is over. YBhg. Dato Sri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Vice President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) It was not an era that should have started or sustained. #Malaysia is a #Federation. No one can deny that this came about because Parti Perikatan/Barisan Nasional dominated Governments at the Federal and State levels. Especially during #PM4 […]

June 9, 2017

Hung Parliament: Minority Government, Coalition, or Confidence & Supply

Results of the UK Elections are coming in as I write this entry. Already many are calling on the departure of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, and Minister for the Civil Service. Terms that are entering the lexicon of observers and enthusiasts alike include hung parliament and minority government. Of course, there will be those who – like Jeremy […]

October 6, 2014

What is Corruption? An Economics-Influenced Take on the Price Hikes

Malaysia’s Federal Government announced that it is reducing the petrol subsidies. For consumers, this means we have to pay an extra RM0.20 for every litre of petrol. In reaction to the “petrol price hike”, many quarters are singing litanies of condemnation. Cries of corruption are heard. But what is “corruption”? Corrupt, or corrumpere, meant “utterly broken”. It is no longer as whole as it once […]