Remembering Merdeka


August 30, 2014 Remembering Merdeka by Tunku Abdul Aziz@www.nst.my.com MANY of the 300 young Malayans, men and women, who heard the news first-hand ahead of the official announcement in Malacca, that their country would be an independent nation on August 31, 1957 are, sadly, no longer with us to celebrate the 57th Merdeka anniversary tomorrow. … Continue reading

57 Years of Trials, Tribulations and Successes


August 30, 2014 57 Years of Trials, Tribulations and Successes by Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar@www.nst.com.my THE number “57” has a significant meaning. Malaysia, born in 1957, will be 57 this year. So far, this year has not been easy. Too many things have happened in the last eight months. There was never a dull day … Continue reading

Happy Birthday (Selamat Hari Jadi) Malaysia


August 29, 2014 Happy Birthday (Selamat Hari Jadi) Malaysia Dr. Kamsiah and I wish all Malaysians Happy Independence (Merdeka) Day. Yes indeed. On August 31, 2014 we will celebrate the 57th Anniversary of Independence.Let there be peace, harmony, prosperity and unity in our bountiful nation. Before we forget, August 31, 1957 was when Malaya got … Continue reading

Selangor: On deferring to the Sultan in MB saga


August 29, 2014 On deferring to the Sultan in MB saga by Dr. Kua Kia Soong (08-28-14)@www.themalaysianinsider.com HRH The Sultan of Selangor Pakatan Rakyat seems to be caught between a rock and a hard place over the Menteri Besar selection. Whose fault is it? Historians do not have to go very far in time to … Continue reading

Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show


August 27, 2014 The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show Cambodia Shouldn’t Censor the Khmer Rouge Court’s Files By Craig Etcheson, August 26, 2014 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Earlier this month a United Nations-assisted tribunal in Cambodia handed down long-overdue judgments against Nuon Chea (pic. left) and Khieu Samphan(right) for their … Continue reading

Selangor in Crisis, nation in extremis


August 27, 2014 Selangor in Crisis, nation in extremis “But when the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people. If any of them … Continue reading