Remembering Indonesia’s Chairil Anwar– The Poet for All Times

April 26, 2015 Remembering Indonesia’s Chairil Anwar– The Poet for All Times During his lifetime, Chairil Anwar born in Medan, North Sumatra wrote approximately 94 works, including seventy-one poems. Most of those were unpublished at the time of his death, but were later collected in several collections of his work published posthumously. Of these, Anwar … Continue reading

More on 1MDB–Sarawak Report

April 26, 2015 More on 1MDB–Sarawak Report READ: A US$330 million (RM1.18 billion) loan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had issued to PetroSaudi International in 2011 was actually deposited into the account of Good Star Limited, a firm controlled by businessman Low Taek Jho, whistleblower site Sarawak Report claims. The money was transferred in four … Continue reading

‘Ignorance of world history breeds extremism’, says G-25 Member

April 25, 2015 ‘Ignorance of world history breeds extremism’, says G-25 Member by Koh Jun Malaysia needs to counter religious extremism with better history education, said former Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Sheriff Mohd Kassim. He said while many youths have been indoctrinated to believe that divine law and an Islamic caliphate would be better … Continue reading

Daunting times for Malaysia

April 24, 2015 Daunting times for Malaysia By Leslie Lopez / Kuala Lumpur of The Edge Review Malaysia’s risk profile is rising fast as controversy over the government’s debt-freighted sovereign wealth fund continues to snowball. Stability fears are growing amid concerns over Prime Minister Najib Razak’s hold on power, fragility in the economy and tensions … Continue reading