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My Internship Journey with UNDI18

My summer at Undi18 came at an important point in recent Malaysian political history. The endemic had reached its peak and support for the previous government had waned. Businesses closed, families mourned and the rakyats frustrations were palpable. A collective pain had enveloped the country.  As initial cries for help grew into social unrest, grassrootsContinue reading “My Internship Journey with UNDI18”

Deforestation and Climate Change

“Code Red for humanity”. This was not uttered in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic which engulfed the world in 2020, but as a warning by United Nations secretary-general António Guterres when describing the Sixth Climate Change Assessment Report released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 last month. “The alarmContinue reading “Deforestation and Climate Change”

EFT Across the Globe

In a time where the world’s economies were put on the back-burner , it’s horrifying to learn that deforestation activities continued despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Just last year, Malaysia recorded the loss of 122kha of its natural forests, which is the equivalent of approximately 300 football fields. This is further proof that we needContinue reading “EFT Across the Globe”

Kisah Anak Muda

Monumen Taj Mahal merupakan simbol percintaan agung dari Shah Jahan buat isterinya Mumtaz – ia menjadi lambang pengorbanan dan dedikasi agung sehingga akhir hayat beliau. Begitu juga saya umpamakan pergerakan Undi18. Rasa cinta dan dedikasi anak muda terhadap negara boleh dizahirkan melalui peluang yang dibekalkan oleh organisasi belia seperti Undi18. Rasanya ramai yang arif denganContinue reading “Kisah Anak Muda”

Uncertainty in our Education System

On the 22nd of February 2021, I had sat for my first Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia(SPM) paper, Bahasa Melayu(BM). Sitting at my desk with my face mask intact, I remember clearly the disappointment I felt towards the dysfunctional education ministry, as I flipped through the BM paper with a heavy heart. This feeling was not bornContinue reading “Uncertainty in our Education System”

Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Plan: The Missing Details.

The Malaysian Government has recently published its National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) outlining its strategy to achieve coverage by February of 2022. Though the document gives a good overview of the country’s vaccination plan from procurement to vaccination, it omits the minute execution details on several aspects along this value chain.  The missing details TrustContinue reading “Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Plan: The Missing Details.”

Gadai hutan juga punca banjir

Penebangan hutan merupakan punca masalah banjir menjadi semakin kritikal di Malaysia. Penebangan hutan secara haram atau dibenarkan, memberi kesan besar kepada kestabilan ekosistem, ekonomi dan kebajikan rakyat. Ketika ini, sebilangan rakyat Malaysia menyambut awal tahun 2021 dengan satu lagi gelombang bencana banjir yang besar. Ini bukanlah masalah baharu. Isu nasional ini pasti kedengaran saban tahun.Continue reading “Gadai hutan juga punca banjir”

Interning at UNDI 18 – The Experience

With the pandemic causing a global lockdown, I decided it was best to defer my university entry to 2021 as I felt that it was unsafe to travel and the cost of remote learning did not seem to be worthwhile. As I had a full year until my university year started, I decided that theContinue reading “Interning at UNDI 18 – The Experience”

Youth perspective on Budget 2021 – Nadia Malyanah and Tharma Pillai

Original article was published on 25th November 2020 on The Vibes. TOMORROW, our parliamentarians will be voting on Budget 2021, which will make or break Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s government. While the political battle to become or remain government is ongoing, we cannot forget that this is the most important Budget in the past decade. Continue reading “Youth perspective on Budget 2021 – Nadia Malyanah and Tharma Pillai”

Why Undi Ketiga

All of us learn in school that Malaysia is a democracy. That means we elect our leaders and those in government, whose job is to run the country, and that much is clear at both the national and the state level. Every General Election (GE), we vote for our Members of Parliament (MPs) in Parliament and for our state representatives (ADUNs) in each State Legislative Assembly (DUN)…