Employment and Covid-19

A. Law in the time of Corona Extraordinary times are upon us, foretelling a period of massive social, political and economic dislocation and change. Countries around the world have been put on a war footing to combat a virus that is causing the biggest peacetime lockdown and immobilisation of population in living memory.   The economyContinue reading “Employment and Covid-19”

Town Hall Meetings and the JMC

From its origins in the American colonies in 17th century New England when taxpaying folks would gather in town halls to listen and talk to their politicians who would then bring up their views in parliament, the terms “town hall meeting” or “town halls” have expanded to describe any present day gathering of people inContinue reading “Town Hall Meetings and the JMC”

Selamat Arrivederci

Malaysia and the Statute of Rome Malaysia has just announced it will pull out of the Rome Statute. The Rome Statute (not to be confused with the Treaty of Rome that gave birth to the European Union) is an international treaty that aims to punish powerful individuals who can get away with killing and murderContinue reading “Selamat Arrivederci”

Finding fairness

Measured by gini index, Malaysia is now Asia’s most unequal society ( more than even famously unfair countries like India and China).  The latest model BMWs you spotted in BSC, non-halal 12-course dinners and the lavish lifestyles of denizens of Damansara are an alien world apart from the majority of citizens in the Klang ValleyContinue reading “Finding fairness”