There are a number of concerns raised related to mySalam which needs to be addressed to provide assurance to those signing up for the insurance scheme.
The science and evidence are clear. Vaccines prevent disease. Vaccination saves lives.
Earmarking this revenue, along with that collected from tobacco and alcohol, will help address the current shortfall in funding for NCD prevention programmes.
We recommend, as a pilot programme, that the Government earmarks an initial 5 percent from the collected sin tax revenue to strengthen NCD health promotion and treatment, focusing initially on diabetes and cancer.
A 2016 World Bank study found that homophobia alone was estimated to cost India’s economy up to $32 billion a year, approximately 1.7% of its gross domestic product (GDP).
Public caning has long-term, devastating consequences to a person’s mental health and self-esteem.
By 2030, it is estimated that 15 percent of the Malaysian population will be classified as senior citizens above the age of 60.