My Sinchew/ Opinion

Levy war

Other than the downing of MH17, the most heated gossip topic in JB is none other than the recent spate of new levy measures to be introduced by both the Malaysian and Singapore governments, which some have joked as a smokeless levy war.

A test for Pakatan Rakyat

The Selangor Menteri Besar crisis is not just a battle for the state's top post, but also a test to see whether Pakatan Rakyat can sustain as a political coalition.

Consciousness and changes

They can actually help in uniting the people and contribute in national-building, instead of keep provoking the people, stirring up emotions and splitting the country.

Let it reflect historical facts

Such a decision is disappointing as the deviations found in the History textbook for Standard Four students are not limited to mistranslation. In fact, compared to the deviations in content, inappropriate translation and illustrations are just minor technical problems.

An eye for an eye

However, the government lacks in-depth consideration as there are at least two hundred thousands of Malaysians entering and exiting Singapore each day, with most of them working on the island. Increasing toll rates will actually bring heavy financial burden to the people while affecting the overall economic development of Johor Bahru.

Good leadership to steer the nation out of gloom

In the face of disasters and crises, it is utterly essential for our leaders to display a high level of astute leadership in a bid to stabilize the nation and lead it out of the current doldrums.

Keep the spirit alive!

Members from the ruling coalition and the opposition debated and offered their views and suggestions on MH17, and later unanimously lent their full support to the government's action to condemn the heinous acts of the perpetrators.

Selangor MB crisis reaches climax

Despite making a brilliant achievement in the 2013 general election, Khalid's strength in the party has been much weaker than his ambitious rival, Selangor PKR chairman Azmin Ali. The conflict between the two has intensified until the party's unity and prestige are harmed, causing PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to stage the Kajang by-election to gradually carry out the plan of replacing the state's Menteri Besar.

Entry levy: What next?

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced recently that foreign vehicles entering Johor Bahru from Singapore will be levied. It appears that this measure is a sure go, and what we need to do next is to study when to put this into implementation and how.

Turn grief into strength

Najib opted to work quietly for the crash victims, their families and even MAS and the overall interests of Malaysia. His efforts are appreciated.