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Food Security : Poor Planning or Execution
4 August 2022
Nations all over the world are experiencing a spike in food prices. A regular roti canai kosong now costs more than RM2, and chicken prices have risen to RM12 per kilogram. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri has repeatedly imputed blame on external causes, mainly the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. While the triggers are indeed brand new, a food crisis is not. Malaysia is still in the same vulnerable position vis-à-vis food security. Why?
Breaking down the International Panel on Climate Change AR6 WGII - why should Malaysians care?
1 April 2022
“This report recognizes the interdependence of climate, biodiversity and people and integrates natural, social and economic sciences more strongly than earlier IPCC assessments,”
“It emphasizes the urgency of immediate and more ambitious action to address climate risks. Half measures are no longer an option.” - Hoesung Lee
TV White Spaces: Bridging Malaysia’s Digital Divide with Digital Infrastructure
7 April 2021
With the pandemic forcing educational, social, and commercial interactions into online spaces, connectivity has become fundamental, and the Internet has become a lifeline – but not for everyone. While Malaysians turned to the Internet to work from home, keep businesses afloat, continue lessons, and stay connected, many remained without Internet access and devices.
9 April 2021
Poverty seems like a relatively straightforward and easy concept to understand - being about what one does not have as opposed to what others do, and most of the time this seems to refer to money. Broadly speaking, as a measure of poverty this thinking might be accurate inasmuch as it reflects how most of us feel about the subject; ownership of assets as a general measure of one’s wealth.