Trump embraces a post-American world


September 24, 2017 Trump embraces a post-American world by Dr. Fareed Zakaria https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-embraces-a-post-american-world/2017/09/21/91342088-9f09-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.5fd39afd8d31 President Trump’s speech to the United Nations was well delivered. But it was a strange mishmash of topics and tones, in parts celebrating realpolitik but then also asserting the importance of freedom and democracy. There was, however, one overriding theme — the … Continue reading

Former Prime Minister Dr.Mahathir Mohamed allowed in Sarawak. Congrats to Chief Minister Abang Jo and Sarawakians


September 24, 2017 Former Prime Minister Dr.Mahathir Mohamed allowed in Sarawak. Congrats to Chief Minister Abang Jo and Sarawakians by Francis Siah http://www.malaysiakini.com At long last, former Premier and Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be stepping onto Sarawak soil again. He is scheduled to speak at a Pakatan Harapan event in Kuching on … Continue reading

Daw Suu and Ibu Mega


September 23, 2017 Daw Suu and Ibu Mega by Dandhy Laksono http://www.newmandala.org EDITOR’S NOTE: the following opinion piece by Indonesian journalist and filmmaker Dandhy Laksono made headlines after he was reported to police under Indonesia’s controversial online defamation laws for comparing Megawati Soekarnoputri to Aung San Suu Kyi. For readers’ interest we are pleased to share a translation … Continue reading

Bank Negara Malaysia Forex RCI – what it has, and has not, established


September 23, 2017 Bank Negara Malaysia Forex RCI – what it has, and has not, established by P. Gunasegaram@www.malaysiakini.com No Longer Deputy Chairman, Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Finally. He may end up carrying the can. But that is purely academic; the foreign exchange loss incurred by Bank Negara Malaysia is real–some RM30 billion QUESTION TIME | … Continue reading

Malaysia: How can a beer fest be a security threat?


September 22, 2017 MY COMMENT: Actions taken by bureaucrats (most of them with degrees from local universities and abroad) at the behest of their hypocritical UMNO political masters make us a laughing stock to the rest of the world. My colleagues at The University of Cambodia and my students look at me as if I … Continue reading

Home and away, Najib has a China dilemma


September 22, 2017 Home and away, Najib has a China dilemma While the Malaysian leader relies on Beijing for economic succor, he’s still viewed skeptically by his country’s ethnic Chinese voting bloc with tight polls on the horizon By Nile Bowie Singapore http://www.atimes.com/article/home-away-najib-china-dilemma/ Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak looks on duringIndependence Day celebrations in Kuala … Continue reading