The proposed Social Inclusion Act (SIA) is an initiative by SABM and HAKAM to address increasing
poverty and marginalisation plaguing Malaysia. At its core, the SIA seeks to redirect social welfare decisions ...
Sunday, 28 April 2013
... two major issues:
Poverty and inequality and
2. National debts
In the run-up to the election we urge both Barisan and Pakatan to spell out clearly their policy and road-map to tackling ...
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
... what one deserves. This is not true. Many are simply unlucky, to be born to parents who lack education or skills to escape from the clutches of
poverty. Some were born with disabilities and diseases, while ...
Saturday, 30 March 2013
... The rest never made it to school at all. The reason is crystal clear; it is education that can lift households into higher income thus significantly reducing
poverty and its consequences. If this group ...
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
... of money. In addition, the limited coverage has resulted in poor revenue generation. Without sufficient revenue, individual income tax cannot provide substantial funds for
poverty lifting projects.
Friday, 18 January 2013
... in which case inflation and debt repayment would also have to be factored in.
All this, needless to say, puts the current level of
poverty in worrying perspective. In the first place, we can ...
Thursday, 29 November 2012
... world, to a life of abject
poverty - without their permission. They did not ask to be born and to be subjected to such a life.
Because I’ve spoken to her before on a few occasions, I know that ...
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
... Rights Society [HAKAM].
2. Today, almost forty percent of Malaysians are still trapped in the inter-generational cycle of
poverty and inequality. Poor and Low Income households comprising 12 million ...
Thursday, 15 November 2012
... serious issue of
poverty and marginalisation in our country and with the proposed Act. Opinions and suggestions were put forth as to the form the provisions in the proposed Act should take and the details ...
Thursday, 01 November 2012
... purely on
poverty alleviation, the largest group that would be receiving help will still be Malays.
The difference with a colour-blind policy, however, will be two-fold.
Firstly, as a nation ...
Thursday, 18 October 2012
... capabilities and a strong conviction that education was the key to freeing her people from the cycle of
Nora adeptly finalized a program for our RUEP children. She also drew up a budget ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
... on the 14th of August 2012. It is a proposal to urgently address the root causes of
poverty and marginalisation in a non-partisan manner. It proposes a new policy paradigm and delivery mechanism that depoliticises ...
Saturday, 29 September 2012
... Hall a document that offers for our society possibly the most durable passage out of abject
poverty and marginalization: The Draft Social Inclusion Act (SIA 2012). (Click on highlighted link to download.) ...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
... inter-generational cycle of
poverty and inequality. Poor and Low Income households comprising 12 million citizens lack the capability to overcome the multi-dimensional disadvantages they face on a daily ...
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
... to eradicate
poverty, end marginalization and ensure the welfare of the People. Any affirmative action should be based on needs and not ethnicity.
Strive towards a society in ...
Thursday, 26 January 2012
... we share with each and every other Malaysian citizen around us. Every Malaysian is a brother or sister to his/her fellow Malaysian; and as such the qualms we have about the
poverty and injustice we see ...
Sunday, 21 August 2011
... or Muslim mark them out for special discrimination and marginalisation. Some will make it and escape
poverty but the majority will remain severely disadvantaged unless there is a dramatic reversal in state ...
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Guess if you use a very, very low benchmark to measure
poverty [or for that matter anything], success can be acclaimed overnight!
Voila!! - there you have it – “Blue Ocean” strategic thinking ...
Monday, 28 March 2011
... daughters of soiled women.
The trauma, impact and living on abject
poverty by the women was for me most unbearable. It hurt too much. The look of hopelessness, fear and anxiety just pierced ...
Thursday, 06 January 2011
... problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah, causing the Sabah population to multiply from some 400,000 during the formation of Malaysia in 1963 to over three million
Poverty in Sabah – instead of eradication ...
Wednesday, 07 July 2010