Newsletter | Issue 19


Subject: Malaysia is 59 years old, and our roads are 59 times worse.

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WHAT’S RIGHT, MALAYSIA?

YOU DECIDE


Apa khabar? We celebrated whatsrightMY’s one-year anniversary on Malaysia Day. What did we do you ask? We reread all the testimonials we got from you. We also partied a little, but don’t tell PAS that.
Thank you for your support these past few months.
Niresh Kaur, Shambavi Shankar


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What’s the tea in Malaysia?

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Is it tea? Is it coffee? It’s water from Kelantan
Our guess is that the Kelantan government folks failed UPSR. There’s no way they nailed an essay on ‘Kepentingan Keperluan Asas kepada Manusia’ (‘The Importance of Basic Human Needs’) judging by how murky the water supply is in the state.

It’s no rocket science that the people deserve clean water. Calls to supply clean water in Kelantan constantly fall on the leaders’ deaf ears. This year, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ECSR Committee) adopted the General Comment No. 15 on right to water, which essentially entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.

Water suppliers are obliged to follow WHO standards, which Air Selangor complies with. We referred to the Air Kelantan site to see where we stand on this and here’s our finding:
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This explains a lot. 

The Ministry of Health is ‘looking to introduce the Drinking Water Quality Act (DWQA) in the near future, to further fortify our protection against health hazards due to unsafe drinking water’.  

Ministers in Kelantan, if you still fail to see the importance of clean water, ask a kid sitting for UPSR.
Assisted suicide – Malaysia 
Jean-Luc Godard ended his life this week, but it’s not the way you think. Being stricken with several illnesses, he made an active choice to die by assisted suicide in Switzerland, where it’s legal to do so.

What is the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide? Euthanasia is an act to end someone’s life to relieve the suffering of the person, whereas assisted suicide is an act of assisting another person to end their life. Currently, both these acts are considered a crime under the UK and Malaysian law.

The Conundrum. This topic needs to be discussed rather greatly as there is a whole discussion between the ‘right to life’ and the ‘right to die with dignity’. Also, legalising euthanasia for the patient’s best interest could also pave a path for misuse and less importance in the quality of palliative care for terminally-ill patients. If you have any input on this, we’d be more than happy to publish it. 
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General Elections General Info (GEGI with whatsrightMY) 
While we know the usual fun facts on how an election takes place, it is also important to remind you that our MPs promised us the world during GE-14. An election manifesto is an overview of the political party’s action plans. We will dive further into the topic of ‘manifesto’ in a later newsletter. 

In the meantime, we will discuss a ‘lighter’ topic – MPs allocation.
MPs are allotted a certain amount of allocations to spend for the betterment of their constituencies. MPs are provided different allocations depending on whether they are a government MP or the opposition MP. In the past, some MPs have called for equal allocations to serve the people better. However, chances are, this might not happen as allocations are seen to be used as a tool to lure MPs to hop. 

By this logic, the rakyat really don’t win no matter what.

So, how do we ‘at least attempt to’ win? 
Here’s our agenda for this election. We’ve said this before, and we will keep saying it – the ministers are in charge of fixing our potholes. We do not mean this literally. According to the Street, Drainage & Building Act 1974, it is the duty of the local authority to maintain and repair public streets. The local authority however has limited resources – they can always turn back and blame their lack of doing on their lack of resources. So who do we turn to eventually? The MPs. 

Write to them. Call them out. Send us pictures of the potholes in your neighbourhood and we will call them out with you. #jalanjalancaripothole
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Uurukadai bringing India closer to Malaysians 
Spreading the good word: Shopping Indian products online has been a hassle as popular websites such as FlipKart, Amazon India, Ajio and Zivame aren’t shopping friendly for us Malaysians. 

So what do the good guys in Uurukadai do? They make it easier for us by handling the price conversion of the product till dropping it at your doorstep.
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Diwali Delivery, anyone?  So folks, if you have a special item you want from India before Diwali, it’s best to place your orders before the 27th September so they get to do the necessary and make sure it’s on time for the festive period. 

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