My latest articles.

Cabinet decision on LCS must be followed through

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob must ensure that Cabinet decisions are followed to the letters. At the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 9 August, it was decided that the report by Tan Sri Ambrin Buang-led Jawatankuasa Siasatan Tadbir Urus, Perolehan dan Kewangan Kerajaan (JKSTUPKK)…

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Rental Housing

This morning, I asked a supplementary question in the Johor State Assembly to the EXCO for Housing and Local Government Dato’ Haji Mohd Jafni bin Md Shukor on the question of housing.  Housing is a major concern raised by many ADUNs. The Speaker bundled 5…

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Traffic congestion: unfair to blame Wee?

I read with great amusement Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong’s response to my earlier statement about traffic congestion. Wee in an interview with China Press on 30 May was quoted as saying that too many vehicles, about 33 million of them, on the…

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GST is the wrong cure for our economic woes

I am stunned that both current Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and convicted former Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak are bringing back the idea of introducing the goods and services tax (GST) for Malaysia. The regressive tax proposal has been pushed by…

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Why Wee Ka Siong’s policy-thinking is flawed

In a front-page interview with China Press on 30 May, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong made two important statements: First, there are too many vehicles on the road. Having 33 million registered vehicles is comparable to Malaysia’s population of 33.8 million. Second, the…

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Driving cars should be a luxury instead of necessity

I fully support DAP Secretary-General Sdr Anthony Loke’s call for the government to address the serious traffic situation in the country, especially in cities. As former Minister of Transport, Anthony is concerned about the increasingly serious traffic congestion which inevitably would cause anxieties and mental…

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Climate change and floods require immediate attention

A few days ago, various parts of Johor Bahru were once again inundated with water. Floods are not new but flash floods have become more regular and have caused greater damage. Their regular occurrence is both a manifestation of the effects of climate change and…

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Five key themes to move Johor forward

Five key themes to move Johor Forward Upon my appointment as the State Opposition Leader by Pakatan Harapan Johor, I have expressed my intention to lead a constructive opposition that builds on bipartisanship in the hope to propel Johor forward and to safeguard the interests…

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