A Template for the Crafting of Indonesian Foreign Policy


November 18, 2014 Jamil Maidan Flores: A Template for the Crafting of Indonesian Foreign Policy http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/opinion/jamil-maidan-flores-template-crafting-foreign-policy/ My impression is that even during the New Order era, there was never a lack of debate on foreign policy. In seminars, media and think tank people often expressed views that didn’t support those of the Ministry of Foreign … Continue reading

Malaysia: High Income Nation, but Low Income Rakyat


November 18, 2014 Malaysia: High Income Nation, but Low Income Rakyat By Anas Alam Faizli Malaysia’s current socio economic structure can be summed up in four words, “Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians.” Malaysia is blessed with abundant natural resources with petroleum being the most precious. Add the land, other commodity resources, large youthful population and the … Continue reading

Finger on the UMNO Pulse


November 17, 2014 COMMENT by Din Merican : Reading Jocelyn’s article allows me the opportunity to add my observations on the coming UMNO General Assembly. I will try to speculate a little about Najib’s Amanat Presiden. True, as Jocelyn says, Najib’s position in UMNO is secure. Not even the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir … Continue reading

Auditor-General can do a lot on 1MDB


November 16, 2014 Auditor-General can do a lot on 1MDB by P.Gunasegeram@www.malaysiakini.com QUESTION TIME: Perhaps – perhaps – the Auditor-General may not be able to or have to audit the accounts of scandal-ridden national strategic investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd or 1MDB. But surely he can make an assessment of the impact of 1MDB on … Continue reading

Indonesia’s Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi and Abraham Samad:Model for MACC?


November 16, 2014 Indonesia’s Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi and Abraham Samad: A Model for MACC? by Johan Jaafar@www.nst.com.my (11-15-14) IT is a spectacle that you will never find at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at Putrajaya: Scores of reporters on the steps of Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi. They are there at all times, waiting … Continue reading