Malaysia scores high on the UNHAPPINESS INDEX!

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THE HAPPINESS INDEX IS COMING!

What? What is this all about? I don’t know but I’m waiting…with a huge dose of skepticism, may I add?

Malaysia Chronicle

Friday, 18 October 2013 00:55

Malaysians are TERRIBLY UNHAPPY people, here are some reasons why

Written by Christopher Fernandez, Malaysia Chronicle

Just last week, the second World Happiness Report was published and coincidentally, Malaysia was ranked 56th out of 156 countries that took part in the compilation of the report’s findings. The coincidence is that after 56 years of Independence or “Merdeka” Malaysia ranks so lowly at the 56th spot and the majority of Malaysians are found to be a terribly unhappy and disgruntled lot.
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This certainly means the BN government of Malaysia has its work cut out for them. The fact that poorer and less developed countries fared better than Malaysia such as Trinidad & Tobago and Thailand goes to show that all is not well in the country despite the BN government’s claim to developing the nation.
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This really is a damning report and shows very clearly that the misguided way and manner of the BN government’s governance of Malaysia has caused many Malaysia’s to be unhappy and miserable although the wealth created is quite commendable.
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This means, while Malaysians are now better off, they are certainly not happy about it.
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More and more Malaysians are not buying the bull of the BN government’s affirmation program for bumiputras especially Malays who believe it is really a political ploy by the government to make use of the Malay community, with the non-Malay bumiputras used as a pretext to make the affirmation programs look genuine, but has only benefitted enormously the minority bumiputra elite.
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What is more irksome and annoying to Malaysians is the fact that affirmation programs have all the while failed to work miserably and have only served to fuel corruption in which the bumiputra elite have been the main beneficiaries.
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The numbers of the Malaysian population that are better educated and better informed have risen especially in this New Millennium where education has become an important thrust and focus of the people.
 
This is another reason contributing to the unhappiness of the people. Being better educated and informed, most Malaysians know the BN government reeks of insincerity and are not genuine in their endeavors to serve the people
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Malaysian Insider

UN report says Malaysians not a happy lot these days

 

BY ELIZABETH ZACHARIAH
September 13, 2013
Latest Update: September 13, 2013 07:58 pm

Malaysians are no longer as happy as before, said a report released by the United Nations on Monday.

The country dropped in its ranking from 51st place to 56th in the World Happiness Report 2013 – the second report of its kind. The first report was released last year.

This has put Malaysia behind Southeast Asian neighbours Singapore (30) and Thailand (36), but ahead of Indonesia (76). Last year, Singapore was ranked 33, Thailand (52) and Indonesia (83).

However, the survey does not give specific details about each country’s results.

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UN report says Malaysians not a happy lot these days

Will the Najib Government use the UNHDI?

THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX 2011

The United Nations Human Development Index 2011 measures happiness in different countries based on factors such as income, education, health, life expectancy, economy, gender equality and sustainability.

Essentially the index implies that if you live longer, earn more money and have access to good schools and healthcare, you’re probably going to be happier than people who don’t.

http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/life/united-nations-announces-world%E2%80%99s-happiest-country-247768

IN JUNE 2013, Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the Malaysian Happiness Index would gauge how the public and private sectors’ policies has benefited the people.

Husni said the happiness index would encompass observation and monitoring at macro and micro levels.

Macro-level monitoring would involve looking at how policies affected the standard of living while at the micro level, the index would gauge household happiness.

Macro-level monitoring would involve looking at how policies affected the standard of living while at the micro level, the index would gauge household happiness.

Index to gauge people’s happiness – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/index-to-gauge-people-s-happiness-1.305682#ixzz2dRfYqGQt

Star

  • 30 Aug 2013
  • The Star Sarawak

Happiness Index to be introduced in Budget 2014, GST in cold storage

KUCHING: The coming Budget 2014 will be introducing the Happiness Index which will be implemented next month.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah said the Happiness Index was one of 15 focus groups being worked on for Budget 2014.

Speaking to reporters after officiating at the Finance Ministry Open Day at Customs Academy near Jalan Matang here, he said there were about 100 memorandums in Budget 2014.

“We are in the final process… before completion of the 15 focus groups. One of the focus groups is the Happiness Index, which will be one of the important items we are going to introduce.

“It will be implemented in the middle of September after we complete the draft for the Budget 2014 announcement,” said Husni.

On another issue, Husni said the implementation of the Government Service Tax (GST) would be kept in view at the moment because his ministry was still studying its impact on the country’s economy, especially the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

http://mystar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

NST

23 June 2013| last updated at 12:01AM

Index to gauge people’s happiness

 

PREPARING THE BUDGET: Government wants to see the connection between people’s work and their happiness level

IPOH: FROM next year, the government will introduce a new index to gauge the happiness  of Malaysians.

Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the Malaysian Happiness Index would gauge how the public and private sectors’ policies has benefited the people.

Until now, policies introduced by the government and the corporate sector had focused largely on economic development, he said.

“The happiness index will gauge how these policies have benefited the masses. We want to see the connection between people’s work and their level of happiness.

 
 
 
CNN Travel
 

World’s happiest countries: 1 to 187

It’s good to be Norwegian, according to the U.N.’s latest “happiness index”

 

Norway ranks number one on the UN Human Development Index.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Norway has been declared the world’s happiest country. Just as unsurprising, the Democratic Republic of Congo came last.

The United Nations Human Development Index 2011 measures happiness in different countries based on factors such as income, education, health, life expectancy, economy, gender equality and sustainability.

“To be more accurate, one would say this measures the quality of life. It goes beyond income to include basic measures like education and health,” says Surekha Subarwal, U.N. communications representative from New Delhi.

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