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Malaysia election: 20% oil royalty will scare off firms, says Najib - AsiaOne.com - AsiaOne

Malaysia election: 20% oil royalty will scare off firms, says Najib - AsiaOne.com - AsiaOne | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
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He said that only with a strong and united government like Barisan would Malaysia be able to defend its sovereignty and bring economic growth.
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Putrajaya Slowly Winning Over Urban Youth On GST, Survey Shows - malaysiandigest.com

Putrajaya Slowly Winning Over Urban Youth On GST, Survey Shows
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In total, the study surveyed 120,512 social media updates containing the word “GST” originating in Malaysia, between October 16, 2013 to April 10, 2014.
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GST is a good idea for all. It becomes a situation where the consumer pays the most taxes for goods. And the biggest consumers are the wealthy consumers. Therefore, the consumption of high end products which cost the most money will attrack the greatest taxes.

 

The segment of the consumer population who do not have as many resources to buy, will buy the essentials only and this sector can be protected from the effects of the GST. 

 

It is only necessary for the Government to implement it correctly such that areas such as raw food (groceries) supplies, educational material (books, pencils), medical requirements (essentials), transportation (public transportation, commonly used petrol), communications (essential basic phone and internet communications), low cost vehicles (say those 1.5l or below) plus I am sure there are a few more that meet the criteria, and these must be shielded from the effect of the GST. And consumer protection must be enhanced to allow an unbiased prosecution of unscrupulous vendors.

 

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10 places to visit before they're gone: A bucket list for a warming world

10 places to visit before they're gone: A bucket list for a warming world | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Making summer vacation plans? Here's your list of must-visit places that may not be places for much longer.
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http://grist.org is a good site for generally depressing news about all thinks climate change related.

 

This is a fun article but also serious. Fortunately nothing in Malaysia is mentioned - but Bangkok is.

 

Read and enjoy.

 

I particularly like the last one - but out of bounds for me now.

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Eye-opening experience at youth leadership bootcamp ...

Eye-opening experience at youth leadership bootcamp ... | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (Azam) Youth Leadership Bootcamp abounds with stories of local youth achievers in the likes of state footballer Joseph Kallang Tie, Sarawak youth icon Hamzah Saufi and Era FM announcer Syakirah Basri or Osha.
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ClubOrlov: In the US, democracy is now a sham

ClubOrlov: In the US, democracy is now a sham | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

The founding principle for thisnew form of government which emerged in the 18th century, was that the Common Man was the ultimate source of power. Citizen legislators would enact the laws and shape the nation’s destiny. But instead, our republic is now strong-armed by professional politicians. The two dominant concerns of these careerists are to STAY in power and to do the bidding of those who ENABLE them to stay in power. Anyone who doubts this statement might try explaining why campaign finance reform and term limits are perennially “off the table.” Actually, that is an understatement - they aren’t even in the building. 

It is bad enough that the President, Congress and the Courts serve the interests of a minority that is so tiny that it is almost microscopic. What is even worse, is WHO that elite constituency is. It is exclusively THE BIGS: Big banks, Big corporations, Big agriculture, Big energy, Big pharmaceuticals, Big health care, Bighigh tech and the BIGGEST of them all - the military-industrial complex.


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This is interesting if only to see what happens when fear over-rides common sense.

 

The definition of bravery is not a lack of fear. It is when fear causes a person to avoid action that is necessary or vital.

 

9/11 has caused such a situation in the U.S. And now the average citizen is blissfully ignorant of the degree to which his/her freedom has been lost.

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More women applicants wanted in Sibu Youth Council – BorneoPost ...

More women applicants wanted in Sibu Youth Council – BorneoPost ... | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council deputy chairman Dato Andrew Wong has advised those wishing to join the Sibu Youth Council (SYC) to forget about getting monetary gains. “Rather ... Weekly News Highlights.
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Posters to promote spirit of unity - The Star Online

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Posters to promote spirit of unity
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The session was attended by the Malaysian Youth Council president Mohamed Maliki Mohamed Rapiee and other MKPN members to take note of unity issues faced by the local community especially youths.
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A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it

This


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This is an unusual one. But I really enjoy reading the works of H.G. Wells and upon viewing this, I felt it kept to the quality of that author.

 

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 4, 9:12 AM

Beautifully powerful and haunting. A possible project arena for students, a way to share powerful images from literature, science, studies of social sciences, life.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 5, 3:12 AM

A Solitary World — a breathtaking homage to H.G. Wells, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the Comet (1906), The World Set Free (1914). Read by Terry Burns and featuring an appropriately haunting score from the young British composer Lennert Busch, the film belongs to — pioneers, perhaps — an emerging creative genre: the cinematic poem.

Roger Ellman's curator insight, March 5, 6:27 AM

OK. So is this Progress?  Are Humans Moving Forward?

Well - art, creativity and idea-innovation are all part of that. So in the loose and all-embracing way we love, the sanswer is yes!

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Why Canada is where smart VC money is going in 2014

Why Canada is where smart VC money is going in 2014 | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Big exits, fresh talent, and new programs have been transforming Canada into a startup hotbed.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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Noteworthy: The failure of Blackberry has released a large number of tech savvy experts who help to fuel the growth of the start-ups.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 7:12 PM

This could mean lots of people will be headed to Canada to become startup entrepreneurs. 

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'We're committed to well-being of Castlefield' - Free Malaysia Today

'We're committed to well-being of Castlefield' - Free Malaysia Today | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
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'We're committed to well-being of Castlefield'
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Yesterday, around 60 MIC Youth members and the parents led by former MIC Youth Chief T Mohan prevented Prasarana's constructors from entering the school.
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Umno Youth to help Malaysian siblings placed in Muslim home in Sweden - Nation | The Star Online

Umno Youth to help Malaysian siblings placed in Muslim home in Sweden - Nation | The Star Online | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth wants to work with the Swedish authorities to consider a request to place the children of a Malaysian couple detained in Stockholm with a Muslim foster home.
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The Tyee – Neil Young to Harper: Fear Our Emotion!

The Tyee – Neil Young to Harper: Fear Our Emotion! | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
With his tar sands tour, the artist, and others like him, can help us find our national voice again.
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I have two articles from Canada today.

 

Most of the youth today will not be familiar with Neil Young but it should be enough to say that he was famous even when the Beatles were at their peak.

 

Good article on how to stir the youth into action.

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Saberkas wants Sarawak youths to adopt 'American Dream' - The Malay Mail Online

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Saberkas wants Sarawak youths to adopt 'American Dream'
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KUCHING, Jan 18 — The Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) wants youth in the state to pursue the spirit of the 'American Dream'.
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MCA Youth: Declaring Comango illegal is abuse of power - The Star Online

MCA Youth: Declaring Comango illegal is abuse of power - The Star Online | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
MCA Youth: Declaring Comango illegal is abuse of power The Star Online PETALING JAYA: MCA Youth wants the Home Ministry to retract its decision to declare the Coalition of Malaysian NGOs (Comango) illegal, citing a case of abuse of power to silence...
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AP News in Brief at 5:58 am EDT - New Jersey Herald

Sydney Morning Herald AP News in Brief at 5:58 am EDT New Jersey Herald PERTH, Australia (AP) - Search crews will for the first time send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to try to determine whether underwater signals...
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Still looking. Success is in the hands of God.

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Govt to continue empowering youth entrepreneurs, says Najib ...

Govt to continue empowering youth entrepreneurs, says Najib ... | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Speaking at the closing of the Young Bumiputra Entrepreneurs Congress in the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) Tower here yesterday, he said the government wanted to produce successful entrepreneurs in the long term, via...
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Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple - Huffington Post

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Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple
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Like many, Wil Wheaton assumes the reason youth bully is because they themselves are victims -- of abuse, of lack of support, of something that is making them hurt, feel bad and be sad.
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MH370: Prayers continue for missing passengers, crew - The Malay Mail Online

MH370: Prayers continue for missing passengers, crew - The Malay Mail Online | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
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Members of a youth group hold roses as they pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at a hotel in Putrajaya on March 10, 2014.
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Iranian traders boycott Malaysian goods over Umno's anti-Shia campaign - The Malaysian Insider

Iranian traders boycott Malaysian goods over Umno's anti-Shia campaign - The Malaysian Insider | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The Malaysian Insider Iranian traders boycott Malaysian goods over Umno's anti-Shia campaign The Malaysian Insider An unofficial boycott of Malaysian goods by Iranian businessmen has left rubber products worth some RM2 million lying in a warehouse...
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Khairy: Revise BTN courses, treat students like adults - The Malay Mail Online

Khairy: Revise BTN courses, treat students like adults - The Malay Mail Online | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The Malay Mail Online Khairy: Revise BTN courses, treat students like adults The Malay Mail Online “If they want to be supporters of the government, they should support because of their own will, and not be influenced by others,” said Khairy, who...
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Original Ideas In Silicon Valley Are Like Bitcoins -SVW

Original Ideas In Silicon Valley Are Like Bitcoins -SVW | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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This is a bit of a weird article - and it takes some thought to understand. But, the basic idea is correct. Innovation is not something you can regulate, or make fit into some nice cubicle. 

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Could Morten Frost be returning to Malaysia? - The Star Online

Could Morten Frost be returning to Malaysia?
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Khairy orders speeding up of MNCF internal audit - Latest - New Straits Times

NST NEWS: Khairy orders speeding up of MNCF internal audit: KUALA LUMPUR: Sports and Youth Minister Khairy Jam... http://t.co/mgAKIPy8Ib
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The Tyee – A Fresh Fix for Unsafe Water on First Nations Reserves

The Tyee – A Fresh Fix for Unsafe Water on First Nations Reserves | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
UBC students craft a blueprint for a healthy, reliable supply, collaboratively.
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This is is the second of two from Canada. 

 

With the increasing recognition of water as a resource more valuable than oil, this is a story of how to get clean water to really rural people in an effective way - and why this is necessary.

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Umno targets 4 million young people by GE14 - The Malay Mail Online

Umno targets 4 million young people by GE14 - The Malay Mail Online | Malaysian Youth Scene | Scoop.it
The Malay Mail Online Umno targets 4 million young people by GE14 The Malay Mail Online Delegates pray prior to the address of Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Najib Razak at an annual gathering of Malaysia's ruling United Malays National...
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Targets are just that - targets. 

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Skills and youth - The Economist

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Skills and youth
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In the eight countries surveyed, where youth unemployment ranged from merely high to record-breaking, on average a third said finding the right skills was a serious problem (see chart).
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This has always been an issue. Educational Institutions are either trying to meet a national agenda unrelated to the changing world, or are focusing their efforts on skills that are currently in demand with no thought to the inevitable changes in the skills demanded by the work force by the time the graduates enter the work market.

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