MCA president is wrong; local government election is the solution, not appointment of mayor based on ethnicity

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  Media Statement by REFSA Executive Director Wong Shu Qi on 2nd June 2017 (Friday):   MCA president is wrong; local government election is the solution, not appointment of mayor based on ethnicity   MCA President, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, has suggested that appointing Chinese as mayors would increase the Chinese community’s sense of… Read more »

Is MRT the ultimate solution for urban congestion in Malaysia?

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Is MRT the ultimate solution for urban congestion in Malaysia?   There is currently 78% household owns a car while 66% owns motorcycle in Malaysia. The more motorists, the more congested it is regardless how many highways we build. Yet, is the costly MRT the ultimate solution for urban congestion in Malaysia? Public used to… Read more »

The Silent Takeover

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This is my very first English article published on the Rocket website: Economist Noreena Hertz warned in 2002 that states were silently being taken over by global capitalists. Her book “The silent takeover: global capitalism and the death of democracy” warned of the consequences of unbridled capitalism. In Malaysia, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, the… Read more »