The election expenses of all candidates and all political parties must be independently audited by certified auditors before submission to the SPR, writes Francis Loh.
The Penang Medical Practitioners Society, the oldest medical organisation in Malaysia, will be holding a public forum on “Health Care Financing” on 15 June from 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Dewan Sri Pinang. Admission is free.
Malaysians want a government that lives up to its
responsibility of ensuring that all citizens and other residents of
Malaysia have equitable access to safe, adequate and quality health
care, said participants at a forum on the proposed national health financing scheme. No one must be denied proper care because of lack of means.
There is an over-emphasis on economic incentives and “market discipline” in the health care financing scheme proposed by Australian consultant Karl Karol, points out Jeyakumar Devaraj. Instead of going down Karol's path, the government should improve state-run hospitals, which have been undermined by the promotion of for-profit private hospitals since the 1980s.