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Lynas: What’s the fuss?

Lynas: What’s the fuss?

RECENTLY, local independent filmmakers released four short parodies to raise public awareness on the potential hazards of radioactive waste that is expected to be left behind by the Lynas rare earth refinery in Pahang. Concerned with the public health impact of the processing plant located approximately 25km from Kuantan, local communities have formed anti-Lynas groups, […]

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Living responsibly: What can you give up for the planet?

Living responsibly: What can you give up for the planet?

ONE problem with the environmental movement is the caricaturing of messages. Save the planet. Save the rainforests. Stop global warming. Green the earth. Recycle, reuse, reduce. Live organic. As useful as these slogans are in environmental education and in persuasion, it’s doubtful how successful they have been in affecting real change. There may even be […]

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“Child marriages” just a political game

“Child marriages” just a political game

THE recent announcement by Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam that Muslim children in the state will be allowed to marry just boggles the mind. According to Ali Rustam, who is also Malacca Islamic Religious Council chairperson, allowing child marriages will help curb teenage pregnancy and baby dumping, and prevent pregnant teenagers from […]

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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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A(H1N1): 11 NS camps closed

PENANG, 30 July 2009: Eleven National Service (NS) camps in the peninsula have so far been ordered to close due to the trainees showing signs of influenza A(H1N1) infection. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the affected camps involved 4,500 students and about 200 staff members who had been asked to stay at […]

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Five new cases of Influenza A(H1N1) in M’sia

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 June 2009: Five new cases of Influenza A(H1N1) have been detected in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 17. The director-general of health, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican, said all were “imported” cases. The 17th case was a 26-year-old Malaysian woman who went for a holiday in Melbourne, […]

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