Economy

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Adelina’s death: We need to strengthen protection for migrant labours in Malaysia

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | BUKIT MERTAJAM The tragic death of 21-year old Indonesian domestic helper, Adelina, infuriated our nation. We received tip-off from neighbours on Saturday (10/02/18) about a domestic helper being abused and visited the employers’ home to investigate the very same day. After failing … Continue reading

Najib’s Durian Economics

Back in July this year, Ali my colleague, when he found out that durians today cost more than RM100 a kilogram exclaimed, “Dulu durian selonggok baru 10 ringgit hingga 15 ringgit. Apa sudah jadi?” (Durians used to cost RM10 – RM15 a pile. What had happened?) Little did he realise that two months after his … Continue reading

Imagine Malaysia

It’s 54 years since we got together as Malaysia. That is already more than half of a century, a long time indeed. Our forefathers came together desiring “in the true spirit of brotherhood and love of freedom” amidst all sorts of threats from everywhere. Their imagination was stronger than even threats of war. Indeed, the … Continue reading

Abdul Rahman Dahlan was incriminating himself like the Malay proverb, “meludah ke langit, terkena muka sendiri” when he accused Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of governing without check and balance

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 21 AUGUST 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG I refer to the press report where Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan said that “Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has become very powerful because he is the chairman of (certain state government agencies) and this has created fear among … Continue reading