by Editorial Team A recent media expose has highlighted an ill that plaques every occupation there is. However, medicine andRead more
“Pusat Serenti”, Malaysia’s compulsory drug detention centres has always been deemed a failure. It has been plagued by inefficiencies, corruption and poor staffing.
Drug addicts are often involved in crime and some of them violent, inviting a label of being the pariahs of society. So such detention centres are often seen as justice.
However, many do not believe that criminalising drug addicts and keeping them in a confined space is humane and this practice may even contradict basic human rights.
Drug rehabilitation advocates have longed fought for a change in the way Malaysia runs its drug rehabilitation process. Adding humanity to this process via a voluntary programme has been seen as more effective and certainly humane way of tackling this issue.Read more
There has been much debate on why the Government has yet to introduce the dengue vaccine in Malaysia.
Many reasons from the poor efficacy against the DEN2 serotype which is the most prevalent strain in Malaysia, to the fast that cost benefit aspect needs to be taken into account.Read more
Recently the Inland Revenue Department has issued a new directive that specialists can no longer form a private limited company (Sdn Bhd) and declare their income via this mode. They must declare their earnings under personal income. Corporate taxes have always been lower by up to 6% which is substantial. After years of approving this, IRB has now made an about turn, forcing specialists to declare their income under the personal income category.Read more
We are reproducing an article that was first published last year. It appears that we continue to lose the battleRead more