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Martin Khor

Khor 1Clean_EnergyMuch is expected of the important Paris climate conference, but so many huge differences remain among the countries and time is running out.

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeAlthough the TPPA negotiations have concluded, the text is not yet made public, and the debate on its effects and implications will go on.

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Khor 1PollutionThe “haze” may continue till November, and vulnerable groups are frustrated that their health is being compromised, thus top political priority should now be given to stopping this annual crisis.

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Khor 1HealthGood and bad news for half a million Malaysians suffering from Hepatitis C:  there is a new effective medicine but a patient was charged RM385,000 for one course.  In India it is available for less than RM4,000.   Can anything be done about this?

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeThis Merdeka Day, we should celebrate how the country has developed relatively well, but also reflect deeply on how to get out of the economic stresses which have reached a crisis point.

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Khor 1Debt_SustainabilityThe slide in the ringgit’s level is a symptom of weaknesses in the Malaysian economy which were exposed with recent changes in the global economic conditions, and policy actions must now be taken to address the serious problems.

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Khor 1Tariffs_or_TaxationsAfter years of negotiations and public debate, the time has come for the nation to decide whether it is worthwhile joining the TPPA.

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Khor 1EU_CrisisWhen a country mismanages its debt, it can lose its sovereignty and dignity – a lesson that is being imposed again on the Greek nation.

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Marinate_TradeKhor 1I am not sure who first coined the term ‘the new normal’, but it is increasingly being used worldwide to mean that something that was unusual is now becoming quite usual and we should become used to this new situation.

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EU_CrisisKhor 1This week will see the resolution for two important issues – the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership and of the Greek debt crisis – both of which will affect Malaysia.

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