Gauging just how much – or little – has been achieved by a law is certainly prudent, and this is more true for the 2001 Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) which is aimed at restructuring how the country would deliver electricity for future generations. The law lists 11 objectives, and going through a comprehensive review of each would give our country’s leaders and lawmakers enough fodder to determine what tweaking is necessary so that goals are accomplished. On a macro level, this would also provide a categorical answer as to whether EPIRA is moving in the right direction. Let’s go through some of the more relevant objectives and give a cursory assessment of where the law stands: Total electrification When it comes to the goal of total electrification, the law is obviously lacking. The Department of Energy recently put the number of Filipino households still not connected to any power grid at five million. The National Electrification Administration … [Read more...] about EPIRA needs a review and relevance
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Vint Chavala used to suffer from Thaksinophobia, a morbid fear that Thaksin would take over the country and establish himself as ruler for life. Judging from his chain of letters in the past few weeks, he is now suffering from Thanathornophobia, an irrational and extreme dread that the man is plotting to uproot the monarchy and turn the country to socialism. Vint must see a shrink immediately before his life and family are ruined by the spectre of Thanathorn. Somsak Pola Samut Prakan … [Read more...] about Thanathornophobia sufferer may be in need of urgent medical help
KOTA BARU: The victims of the measles outbreak in Kampung Kuala Koh are in need of hygiene kits, said Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim), Majlis Perundingan Wanita Rahmah (Mawar) chairman Dr Hafidzah Mustakim. She said a visit to temporary shelters at the Gua Musang Etnobotani national service camp and Orang Asli Health Homestay (Rika) on Friday found that the victims were in need of items like toothbrush, soap and shampoo. “Individuals who would like to donate could do so by contacting Wan Rasna at 013-3492671,“ she told Bernama here today. “This situation illustrates that the Orang Asli people in Kampung Kuala Koh are suffering from malnutrition which is resulting in low immunity and susceptibility to measles which leads to death. “The next risk factor is that many of them were not vaccinated against measles,“ she said. She said during the visit, they were also briefed on the disaster management which included giving psychological support to the … [Read more...] about Kuala Koh Orang Asli in need of hygiene kit