Our Federal Budget: We need to think out of the box

by Jeyakumar Devaraj Much of the discourse regarding the development of the Malaysian Health Care Services is within a framework of accepting a 3 to 6% increase in the total Health Budgetary allocation every year as the norm for the foreseeable future. Planners within the Health Ministry as well as many Civil Society activists agree…

Stop playing on racial anxieties!

by Jeyakumar Devaraj The PSM is both disappointed and alarmed that the Pakatan Harapan government is itself stirring up inter-ethnic tensions. The people voted you in with the expectation you would build a just and more harmonious society. By and large Malaysian are a tolerant people and most people of all races would like to…

An Open Letter to Tun Dr Mahathir on MySalam

Dear Tun Dr Mahathir, Three weeks ago, a 48 year old lorry driver with stage 4 cancer of the colon came to see me as he was in financial distress. He had been the sole breadwinner and family finances were deeply in the red ever since his diagnosis about 2 months ago. As he was…