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Civil servant. I tell stories with data, mostly about Malaysia 🇲🇾. Always curious. My opinions may change as I learn.
Sep 17, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
Today, I found out that some young people I know (ages 15 and 16) are in 'school' Whatsapp groups with teachers.

I salute the dedication of teachers who go beyond, but I think this a very dangerous breach of privacy / work-play balance, and must be stopped.

Here's why: #Thread 1) You cannot join a Whatsapp group without revealing your phone number. This is an immediate risk for minors - the room for abuse is so large I'm stunned that schools allow this. Pedophilia, sexual predation, grooming - all possible when adults have kids' phone numbers.
Aug 1, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
Thread (with video yay!): Breakdown of perdebatan GST v SST antara YBM @guanenglim dan YB @Khairykj di Parlimen semalam.

This perfectly shows why we should #KekalkanGST.

Please - watch this, then tweet @ PH.
Show them that the rakyat understand - they need to hear our voice! Bab 1: Original question from KJ.

1) KJ kata kadar GST boleh dikurangkan, dan lebih 'exemption' diberi, supaya 'end-outcome' sama dengan SST.
2) Masalah sistem tuntutan perlu dan boleh diperbaiki.
3) Since LGE pun dah admit GST lebih efficient, kenapa nak mansuhkan GST?
Jun 21, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
A short thread: The insane glorification of overtime work.

1) It's such a Malaysian/Asian mentality to overwork staff. They're paid for 9-5, but are expected to work till 8 or 9 at least, be on call after, and work some weekends. 2) This is absolutely immoral. If a company wants its people to work those hours, they should damn well pay them for it. The system of praising people who do crazy overtime as "team players" and shaming people into doing it for free is basically glorified slave labour.