Our Commonwealth value … and values

MALAYSIA won seven gold, five silver, and 12 bronze medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast, placing us 12th among the 71 teams competing (even though there are 53 members of the Commonwealth, since some constituent... more »

Whose future will manifest?

BOTH the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan manifestos for the 14th general election make optimistic reading. If either of them were implemented in their entirety over the next five years, the country would, on balance, be a better place. Inevitably,... more »

An all too-real anti-fake news bill

THE Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has expressed “strong reservations on the recently tabled Anti-Fake News Bill 2018, suggesting that while the government’s stated intention is to safeguard the public against the spread of fake news, it may... more »

Aquatic equanimity

I WAS looking for the word to best describe my recent travels on water. How does one encapsulate the uniquely therapeutic effect of the continuous sound of the sea being splashed by a murmuring vessel as it makes its path?... more »

Can one say: full promise?

THE departure of Wan Saiful Wan Jan from the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) marks the beginning of a new chapter for the think tank that I co-founded with him and Wan Mohd Firdaus Wan Mohd Fuaad back... more »

Mapping the ideal Malaysia

THIS building named for our greatest Prime Minister, and this hall named for his greatest achievement, is an apt venue for this summit entitled ‘Youth Arise: Mapping the Ideal Malaysia’. To map something is to present all the available data... more »

Electing constitutional supremacy

THE Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan’s recent royal birthday address called for those in positions of authority to defend, protect and guarantee the independence of the national institutions of law, justice and administration, and that this also applies to... more »
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