Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Standpoints

What matters right now

For many, politics is the last thing on their mind as they struggle to put food on the table.

How can the economy cope with the lockdown and emergency?

Debate on the MCO and emergency declaration reflects a lot of anger and frustration but it is much more constructive to reflect on what can or should happen to support livelihoods and the economy.

Let the show go on at Zoo Negara

Closing the zoo throughout the MCO would endanger the both the finances of the zoo and the lives of the animals within.

Salleh’s death a timely reminder of real dictatorship

Salleh's death is a reminder of Mahathir's chequered past in issues relating to human rights, specifically judiciary independence.

The best jihad of Salleh Abas

While reference to the government usually points to the prime minister, it actually refers to all three branches – the executive, the judiciary and the legislative – which are independent but whose interaction results in a healthy check and balance for the good of the nation.

A tribute to the incorruptible Salleh Abas

Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah recalls the late Salleh Abas as the solicitor-general and lord president.

State of emergency, justifiable at the end of the day?

The MCO is a necessary but insufficient condition for the effective management of Covid-19.

The politics of ousters: The real reason

The real reason why there are attempts to oust the prime minister is linked to the thinly veiled interests of a handful of politicians.

No PhD required to understand emergency declaration

There is a time for politics and there is a time to prioritise our lives and well-being.

Israel’s war against Covid-19 excludes Palestinians

While Israel’s behaviour is not entirely surprising, it is also self-defeating as there can be no containing of Covid-19 in Israel if it continues to spread among Palestinians.

Penang speedboats, a Covid-19 time bomb?

Lack of SOPs such as space for physical distancing could make the Penang speedboat service a potential hotbed for the virus.

Forced labour and the systematic oppression of Uighurs

There needs to be a broad alliance of countries and non-state actors to put pressure on global supply chains to stop sourcing from Xinjiang and other parts of China where forced labour is involved.

Other News

Nora Anne’s family to file for revision of misadventure ruling

The family's lawyer says the application for revision will be filed at the Seremban High Court as soon as possible.

Jumlah kes aktif melepasi 40,000, 4,008 disahkan positif Covid-19

2,374 sembuh, 11 lagi kematian dilaporkan.

11 more deaths as new cases top 4,000 again

4,008 new cases, 2,374 recoveries.

Anwar says PH will join emergency bipartisan body

He says three names have been given to the authorities, after initial threats to boycott the committee.

PH akan sertai jawatankuasa bebas darurat, kata Anwar

Gabungan itu sudah menerima penjelasan daripada Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Undang-undang) Takiyuddin Hassan mengenai jawatankuasa itu.