English, Penang, Politics

Perikatan Nasional (PN) is slaughtering Malaysia’s FDI “golden goose” with the cancellation of FOUR important infrastructure projects in Penang when the state is responsible for 7 out of 11 high value foreign direct investment into Malaysia in 2020

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 19 JANUARY 2021 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG According to Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Penang is the top FDI destination in the country accounting for 7 out of 11 high value foreign direct investment (FDI) projects into the country in 2020. This has proven that Penang,… Continue reading Perikatan Nasional (PN) is slaughtering Malaysia’s FDI “golden goose” with the cancellation of FOUR important infrastructure projects in Penang when the state is responsible for 7 out of 11 high value foreign direct investment into Malaysia in 2020

COVID19, English, Govt

Covid-19: Unclog the healthcare system not lockdown the society

A year ago, during the second stage of our Movement Control Order (MCO), I wrote of the two issues to be considered for the MCO to be relaxed, i.e. statistics of Covid-19 cases and system preparedness.  The former refers to flattening of the epidemic curve, lowering the number of infected cases.  The latter refers to… Continue reading Covid-19: Unclog the healthcare system not lockdown the society

English, Penang, Politics

Federal Government’s cancellation of RM2 billion loan guarantee for Penang LRT is a disappointing, despicable act of political vendetta against the state and people of Penang

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 28 NOVEMBER 2020 | BUKIT MERTAJAM, PENANG Federal Government’s cancellation of RM2 billion loan guarantee for Penang LRT is a disappointing, despicable act of political vendetta against the state and people of Penang.  The federal government's announcement to cancel the RM2 billion loan guarantee for the… Continue reading Federal Government’s cancellation of RM2 billion loan guarantee for Penang LRT is a disappointing, despicable act of political vendetta against the state and people of Penang

English, Govt, International, Speech

Mutual Exchanges of Civilisations for Building Asian Community of Shared Future

Asian Civilization Dialogue Conference, Beijing 17 May 2019 When the great Malay admiral Hang Tuah first set foot in ancient China, he observed the wealth of this country through the thousands of lanes in the city of Hainam paved in white stones “smooth as cotton”, fortified by a mighty fortress of layered white stone decked… Continue reading Mutual Exchanges of Civilisations for Building Asian Community of Shared Future

English, Politics

The Prime Minister Must Openly Reprimand And Instruct Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal To Withdraw His Absurd Proposal To Print Money To Help The Economy 

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam19 NOVEMBER 2020 | KUALA LUMPUR The Prime Minister Must Openly Reprimand And Instruct Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal To Withdraw His Absurd Proposal To Print Money To Help The Economy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin must openly reprimand and instruct Deputy Youth and Sports… Continue reading The Prime Minister Must Openly Reprimand And Instruct Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal To Withdraw His Absurd Proposal To Print Money To Help The Economy 

English, Govt, Penang, Technology

PgCare (Penang Contact Tracer application)

Penang has introduced a contact tracing online application to help the health and security authorities track those who may have been exposed to Covid-19. It’s called the Penang Contact Tracer application or in short ‘PgCare' PgCare (Penang Contact Tracer) was introduced on 15 May 2020, slightly later than MySejahtera and SELangkah because Penang wanted to… Continue reading PgCare (Penang Contact Tracer application)

English, Govt, Sports

Covid-19: High performance sports in the new normal

By Steven Sim & Muhammad Syakir Che Mansor In Steven's first article, he articulated the need for the Malaysian government to rethink sports in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article, we will deal with issues faced by high performance sports given the new normal due to Covid-19.  We will look into four key… Continue reading Covid-19: High performance sports in the new normal

English, Govt, Penang

Covid-19 Exclusives: Tech Solutions for the Next Normal

BY NOW, ALL of us will be familiar with the term new normal or as we call it in Penang, next normal. Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, many commentators have spoken about how this crisis will change the way we live our lives. Many also talked about technology playing a more prominent role… Continue reading Covid-19 Exclusives: Tech Solutions for the Next Normal

English, Govt, KBS, Sports

Huge Benefits in Many Fields Can be Reaped if the Story of Sports is Properly Told

The story of sports in Malaysia is often ignored, and I feel there is much about it that needs telling. It makes a broad and exciting tale. My minister and I came to helm the Youth and Sports Ministry in July 2018 on the heels of a disappointing performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in… Continue reading Huge Benefits in Many Fields Can be Reaped if the Story of Sports is Properly Told