The Malaysian Bar: A Law Unto Itself

A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN The is the first installment in a five part series of articles, analysing the Malaysian Bar and the exclusive inner workings of this organization in the heat of the Shafee defamation suit currently being played out in the courts. Blogger Gopal Raj Kumar writes .. Tan Sri Mohamed…

A professional pharmacist’s view on nicotine

The popularity of vaping reached an all time high after the increase in cigarette prices. Yes, indeed nicotine is a controlled substance, controlled medicine. If, it is indeed medicine, it must be used to treat something, right? Lim Kah Poh explains .. A quick look at any medical book and you will see that nicotine…

Volkswagen: The scandal explained

What is Volkswagen accused of? It’s been dubbed the “diesel dupe”. The German car giant has admitted cheating emissions tests in the US. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some cars being sold in America had devices in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, changing the performance accordingly to improve…

It’s smog, not haze

FOR starters let’s get our terminology straight … It’s not HAZE, it’s SMOG – thick smothering SMOG! Cecil Rajendra explains: According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), haze is a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere caused by particles of dust, etc. Smog, however, is defined as fog or haze intensified by smoke or other…

Middle class may need housing subsidies if property sector not reformed, say researchers

Middle-class Malaysians may end up needing government subsidies for housing if current property prices continue to increase, a report by the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) said, calling for immediate intervention by all stakeholders to transform the housing sector in Malaysia. KRI research director Dr Suraya Ismail said the median price range for housing was “skewered”…