Gig Workers’ Rights: Safeguarding The Backbone of Our Gig Economy

A year has passed by in a flash since the implementation of the first MCO (Movement Control Order) due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Investopedia describes the ‘gig economy’ as a system that provides flexible, temporary and freelance jobs, in contrast to the traditional economy that consists of full-time or permanently-hired workers. To recall how the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the Malaysian gig economy, many were seen to have resorted to digital ventures to sustain a living particularly during MCO as most business operations were forced…

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#TILWithPUTRA: #ParlimenUntukApa

Baru-baru ini, kerajaan memutuskan bahawa Parlimen masih tidak perlu untuk bersidang ketika tempoh darurat. Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Parlimen dan Undang-Undang), Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa Jemaah Menteri menentukan keputusan ini setelah mengambil kira beberapa faktor merangkumi aspek perundangan dan kesihatan. Namun begitu, adakah tepat keputusan kerajaan yang berpendapat bahawa tiada keperluan untuk Parlimen diadakan sedangkan Yang di-Pertuan Agong sendiri telah menzahirkan pandangan bahawa Parlimen boleh bersidang semasa tempoh darurat? Oleh yang demikian, pasti anda tertanya-tanya, apakah sebenarnya fungsi Parlimen Malaysia? Ayuh…

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#TILWithPUTRA: Vaccinations Around The World

(Photo Credits: Twitter - Jawatankuasa Jaminan Akses Vaksin @jkjavmy) The end of February has seen the beginning of Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccination era, with the arrival of 312,390 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine onboard a Jalur Gemilang-draped Malaysia Airlines flight from Singapore. As Phase 1 of vaccination began on Wednesday, Malaysia joins a list of other countries who have also begun their vaccination efforts in the fight against COVID-19. For this #TILWithPUTRA, we look at how other countries fare in their vaccination efforts. India, producer of the…

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