Why price control are bad

By Medecci Lineil As I have argued in previous articles in this series, when one has thoroughly investigated what inflation and its causes and symptoms are, one would realise that the difficulties we face are caused by government actions that result in more money being circulated. In this final article, we examine the fallacy that…

Laporan Ketua Audit Negara: Baru bunganya sahaja

Oleh Amin Ahmad Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2013 Siri 1 telah diterbitkan melibatkan sebanyak 17 program, aktiviti dan projek di bawah 14 Kementerian dan jabatan serta pengurusan dua syarikat kerajaan. Laporan ini telah disediakan berasaskan peruntukan Perkara 106 dan 107 Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan Akta Audit 1957 yang menghendaki Ketua Audit Negara mengaudit penyata kewangan, pengurusan…

Advertising or propaganda? A reply to Ahmad Maslan

By Medecci Lineil I would like to refer to The Malaysian Insider article “RM17 million allocated for GST info campaigns, says deputy minister” on March 19, 2014. Is the RM17 million for GST advertising or propaganda? Because that is an enormous amount of money to spend to force people paying the tax. The evil of taxes like…

Abolish Esscom, let’s turn to private defense

By Medecci Lineil The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) took plenty of criticism when two foreign nationals were abducted from Singamata Reef Resort in Semporna, Sabah. Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi, in responding to critics, said: “If it were up to me I would say these resorts on small, isolated islands should be closed. No…