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Where’s the national health scheme?

Where’s the national health scheme?

More than two decades have passed and the National Health Financing Scheme still seems up in the air in terms of concept and implementation. Will it be a flat-rate or not? Will it take a year or ten? Despite continuous studies on the proposed scheme, is Malaysia anywhere closer to a health financing scheme which is affordable, fair and accessible to all levels of society?

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Hindus first, before becoming Muslim

Hindus first, before becoming Muslim

BEFORE Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim became a politician, he was far better known as a Malaysian champion of transparency, integrity and good governance. Indeed, it was no coincidence that Tunku Aziz, together with like-minded individuals, founded Transparency International Malaysia (TI-Malaysia) in 1998. He was TI-Malaysia president until December 2004. Even after setting up TI-Malaysia, […]

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Government postponements

Government postponements

From security guards’ wages to introducing the GST and new third-party insurance, the government seem unable to implement what it says it will when it says it will.

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Capital Market Services Act to be amended

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009: The government will be tabling a set of far-reaching amendments to the Capital Market Services Act to further strengthen the Securities Commission (SC)’s enforcement powers in corporate governance transgression. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the amendments would empower the SC to take action against a director or officer […]

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Forecast to be revised if economy improves

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 April 2009: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will revise growth forecast for the year if the economy improves in the second half, its governor, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akthar Aziz said today. The central bank has projected the gross domestic product (GDP) for this year to be between -1% and 1%. She said […]

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Better forecast for second half, says Zeti

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 April 2009: The effects of the fiscal stimulus package and the supportive monetary environment will put the country’s economy in a better position in the second half of the year, Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said today. She said even though external economies were contracting, the domestic economy […]

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