CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUE 2018
Do SDGs enable Climate Resilience among the B40?
I will have to give an unconventional answer to the above question – no, the SDGs do not build climate resilience among the B40 whether in Malaysia or elsewhere. I realize that this goes against the beliefs of many well-meaning liberals and social democrats who keep repeating the SDG mantra. In this paper I will attempt to explain why SDGs are of no great help to the B40 in handling the adverse effects of climate change and offer some thoughts as to how climate resilience among the B40 in Malaysia and elsewhere might be enhanced.
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Negara kita telah berada di penghujung Rancangan Malaysia Ke-10. Rancangan Malaysia Ke-11, yang akan bermula dari 2016 sehingga 2020. Rancangan ini akan dibentangkan di Parlimen pada 21 Mei 2015. Walaupun RMK-11 akan dibentang tidak lama lagi, kami dari Gabungan Kiri Malaysia berasa penting; analisa, pandangan, syor dan cadangan kami terhadap rancangan ekonomi negara kita harus disampaikan kepada pihak Kerajaan Malaysia. Perkara ini penting kerana pada hemat kami penilaian tentang hala tuju, diskusi terhadap polisi-polisi alternatif harus dipertimbangkan. Kami juga tetap berkongsi pendapat bahawa rancangan untuk masa depan negara kita adalah satu usaha yang harus diteruskan. Walaupun begitu, oleh kerana kedudukan kita di tengah-tengah ekonomi terbuka yang semakin mencabar hari ini maka segala langkah dan rancangan sedia ada haruslah dikaji semula dari pelbagai dimensi.
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An Alternative Vision for Transport in Malaysia
Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj
NATIONAL FORUM ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN MALAYSIA
PJ PUBLIC LIBRARY
3rd November 2012
The PSM believes that the Transportation System in Malaysia is in a terrific mess. It is expensive, polluting, unsustainable and is causing serious congestions and frequent jams in our major urban centres – it is manifestly inefficient on top of its other shortcomings! We shall look at these shortcomings a little later. But first lets take a look at the overall figures.
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On 22nd April 2009, Datuk Seri Najib b Tun Razak, the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia, announced that Malaysia will be liberalizing 27 service subsectors by dropping the NEP requirement that 30% of all shares offered by a company seeking registration on the Stock Market should be reserved for Bumiputra individuals or interests. According to him liberalization of services is one of the key strategies to propel Malaysia from being a middle income nation to a high income nation by creating a conducive business environment to attract investments, technologies and higher value employment opportunities.
On 27th April 2009, Najib again announced measures to liberalise the banking sector in Malaysia, allowing nine new banking and insurance licenses and easing foreign ownership limits for non-commercial banks. Datuk Seri Najib Razak also said the government would be progressively liberalising the other service sub-sectors on an on-going basis.
What is going on here? Are these changes good for ordinary Malaysians? As socialists we need to be able to explain to our people the impact of this policy on the various strata of our society. The questions and discussions that follow are to clarify the PSM’s position on this issue.
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