Selangor’s Freedom of Information Bill, being the country’s first, was understandably impaired. But what excuse has Penang to come up with the same paltry replica of Selangor’s FOI Bill, asks Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
The widest consultation is necessary to ensure the FOI Act lives up to the expectations of the rakyat, says Anil Netto.
All of us are already or in a matter of time going to be hit with a new household bill – neighbourhood security, warns Rani Rasiah.
Suaram applauds the Selangor state government for finally announcing that it will table the Freedom of Information (FOI) Enactment at the sitting of its state assembly from 12-16 July.
In the absence of price regulations in a “free market”, pharmacists and doctors are making excessive profits by marking up drug prices substantially, observes Zaheer Ud Din Babar. How can the poor afford such medicine?
De facto law minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz owes the nation an apology. He had misled the nation by claiming the existence of a “Witness Protection Bill”, when no such Bill exists. It is really shocking that the minister in charge of law should be so ignorant in matters of the law but is so loud in his views in making reference to a non-existing Bill
Aliran is appalled with the IGP’s proposal, publicised on 17 February 2007, that all foreign workers be confined to kongsi and have their movements monitored by management to prevent them from committing crimes.