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

Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Govt, 中文 Mandarin

沈志强拨9.5万提升玻璃主山 重铺路面更换老旧运动器材

青年体育部副部长兼大山脚国会议员沈志强,拨款约9万5000令吉提升玻璃主山。 早前,沈志强接到投诉指玻璃主山道路千疮百孔,对时常去运动的年长者造成威胁,有者扭伤脚,有者跌伤。 经过了解事件的严重性,沈志强遂拨款9万2000令吉重铺全部路面,该工程由威省市政厅负责执行,并在4个工作日就完成了所有工程。 除了重铺道路,沈志强也拨款2600令吉更换一台山上的老旧运动器材,造福民众。

Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Govt, 中文 Mandarin

百年建筑3D年历 沈志强:免费派送

宣传大山脚历史、文化与美食,大山脚区国会议员沈志强突发奇想,拍摄区内4个拥有逾百年历史宗教建筑外观后,印制成4款2020年3D立体年历,免费派给市民。 沈志强周六早上在甘榜峇鲁巴刹派发年历后表示,该服务中心在来临的2020年着重向外推荐大山脚,因此印制上述立体年历,4款年历共印制约万张,除了在巴刹派发之外,选民也可前往服务中心豁免费获取,直至送完为止。 “年历背后是服务中心地址和联络电话号码,明天(29日)我们将会在南美园巴刹派送,我也会带些年历到其他地方派发,宣传大山脚。” 上述历史建筑分别是(一)大山脚华社最为熟悉,建于1886年的玄天庙(伯公庙);(二)面向居林路的圣安纳老堂(白色教堂),该堂区建于1846年,其中大堂也刚于今年9月获得梵蒂冈批准升级,成为我国首座乙级圣殿;(三)建于1863年的斯里茫甲拉娜亚吉兴都庙(Kuil Sri Mangalanayagi Amman Devasthanam),曾在1969年由时任国大党第5任主席敦善班丹主持开幕;及(四)居林路卓坤清真寺(Masjid Jamek Cherok Tokun Bawah),因刚好坐落于公正党主席拿督斯里安华旧家前方,也被当地人称为“安华清真寺”(Masjid Anwar)。 同时,他也表示,服务中心于今年推介的“我爱大山脚”流动服务车,至今为663名市民提供健康检查,并为48人提供免费法律咨询服务。 “这流动服务车都在大山脚区内跑透透,尤其是较偏远地方及乡区,明年也将会继续进行。” 武拉必区州议员王丽丽也有到场一同派发年历,出席者尚有威省市议员陈润辉、甘榜峇鲁乡管会主席陈俊煌、甘榜峇鲁贩商公会主席罗盛泉及沈志强助理西蒂等。

English, Govt, KBS, Politics, youth

Recruiting younger voters: How ready are Malaysian political parties?

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 ― Roughly 7.8 million new voters age 18 onwards will qualify to vote by 2023, when the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s mandate expires. That leaves a little over three years left for Malaysia’s increasing number of political parties and their new alliances to get their act in order for the next… Continue reading Recruiting younger voters: How ready are Malaysian political parties?

English, Govt, KBS, Sports

Dismal outing at SEA Games, a wake-up call for all: Steven Sim

KUALA LUMPUR: The national contingent’s failure to hit the 70-gold target at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines should serve as a wake-up call for all concerned, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong. He said the decline in performance was already apparent after the 2007 SEA Games in Korat, Thailand… Continue reading Dismal outing at SEA Games, a wake-up call for all: Steven Sim