More Pressing To Improve Income Of The B40 And M40 Groups

More Pressing To Improve Income Of The B40 And M40 Groups | IKRAM

The government had announced recently that there will be a new ceiling price for chicken, though the price has yet to be set. This is a U-turn to an earlier announcement that the government would remove the ceiling price for chicken, having being criticised as the public is faced by rising cost of living while […]

Pelaksanaan Semula GST Di Malaysia Bukan Langkah Tepat

Pelaksanaan Semula GST Di Malaysia Bukan Langkah Tepat | IKRAM

Pengumuman YAB Perdana Menteri, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob berhubung hasrat kerajaan untuk memperkenalkan semula Cukai Barang dan Perkhidmatan (GST) dibuat ketika ekonomi negara masih belum pulih sepenuhnya akibat daripada pandemik Covid-19 yang berlarutan selama dua tahun yang lepas.  Kerajaan dilaporkan sedang menimbang untuk memperkenalkan semula GST bagi meningkatkan hasil negara dan menampung subsidi awam. […]

GST Reinstatement A Quick Fix But Malaysia’s Fundamental Problems Remain

GST Reinstatement A Quick Fix But Malaysia’s Fundamental Problems Remain | IKRAM

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaacob’s announcement on potential reinstatement of GST came at the back of an economic situation that is yet to recover following a pandemic, having been in a number of prolonged lockdowns throughout the past two years. The reinstatement of GST is purportedly to boost federal coffers to tackle inflation and cushion […]

Urgent need to address logging and climate change, and develop sustainably

The Kelantan’s Forestry Department director Abdul Khalim Abu Samah was quoted as saying that logging was actually “good for the population of tigers” based on the argument that the emergence of new plants would lead to an increase in the animal population and become a good hunting ground for tigers.   The respectable officer may […]

Flooding of 2021: What can we learn?

The recent floods in the year-end 2021 had taught us that the response of the rakyat was astounding and tremendous.   Teams of volunteers from all walks of life – multi-ethnic and multi religious, lent their hands to the victims. They even collaborated with each other. Kudos to the rakyat!   The floods experienced in […]

Malaysia’s 2022 Budget – A reset to prepare the country for the future?

On the last Friday of October every year, Malaysians wait with much anticipation to hear the budget speech by the Minister of Finance.   This year is slightly different. After over a year of political turmoil and living in lockdown in most parts of the pandemic, weary Malaysians appear to have less excitement about the […]