Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn: The Macho Malaysian Minister of Defense


December 18, 2017 Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn: The Macho Malaysian Minister of Defense By Azmi Sharom http://www.mysinchew.com/node/118819?tid=12 The Big Talker who could be the successor to Najib Razak as 7th Malaysian Prime Minister is a Leader from the Behind. He is prepared to commit Malaysian Troops for Jerusalem to be slaughtered by the Israeli Defence … Continue reading

The Way Between War and Diplomacy–The CIA Way


December 18, 2017 The Way Between War and Diplomacy–The CIA Way by Sajad Abedi https://en.mehrnews.com/news/130304/The-third-way-between-war-and-diplomacy TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (MNA) – The American Presidents all asked the CIA when they arrived at the White House, “What should they do with it?” Often they underestimated the CIA’s analysis. These analyses described a complex world and they said … Continue reading

Open Letter to Anwar Ibrahim: Restoring the Integrity of Malaysian Institutions


December 18, 2017 Open Letter to Anwar Ibrahim: Restoring the Integrity of Malaysian Institutions–Undoing the Mahathir Legacy   Reducing the Powers of the Prime Minister by Dr. Ronnie Teo@www.malaysiakini.com Dear Anwar, The integrity of our national institutions has been undermined because the Malaysian constitution and other legislation concentrate the power of appointment of senior officers … Continue reading

Najib Razak’s Muddled Mid-East Policy–Sheer Hypocrisy


December 16, 2017 Najib Razak’s Muddled Mid-East Policy–Sheer Hypocrisy by Mat Sabu@www.malaysiakini.com   COMMENT | On December 13, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, in his own words, dropped everything on his lap, including a meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, to attend the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) … Continue reading

The Glory of Democracy


December 16, 2017 by  David Brooks   In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and Communism fell with it. Liberal democracy seemed triumphant. Democracies sprouted in Central Europe. Apartheid fell in South Africa. The Oslo process seemed to herald peace in the Middle East. Then it all went bad. Tribalism and authoritarianism are now on the … Continue reading

Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia


December 16, 2017 Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration Ronit Ricci, ed. (University of Hawai’i Press, 2016. vii + 294pp.) Reviewed by Craig Reynolds@www. newmandala.org   Exile in Colonial Asia is a compact book, but it’s a large book in its treatment of forced migration, prisoner resettlement, and exile across the globe … Continue reading