Cambodia’s Pluralist Democracy in the Making

May 25, 2015 Phnom Penh Positive developments in Cambodia towards pluralist democracy, Yes. I am personally optimistic that change will come under the pragmatic leadership of Samdech Hun Sen, but it will be gradual by a process of evolution towards  democracy with a functioning market economy. It is worth noting that throughout its proud history … Continue reading

Why auditors can’t guarantee there was no fraud at 1MDB

May 25, 2015 Why auditors can’t guarantee there was no fraud at 1MDB by THE EDGE MALAYSIA Published: 25 May 2015 7:00 The backers of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) have argued that because international accounting firms like KPMG and Deloitte have signed off all 1MDB’s accounts from FY2010 to FY2014, this meant no money … Continue reading

STOP UMNO ‘s discrimination against Malaysians

May 25, 2015 Phnom Penh STOP UMNO ‘s  discrimination against Malaysians by Johan Bakri This is of interest to those watching the development of Malaysia and Singapore I am currently reading two books in parallel: 1]The March to Putrajaya This is about the recent and current happenings in Malaysia 2] Men in White. This is … Continue reading

Noor Farida Ariffin–The Catalyst for Change

May 25, 2015 Phnom Penh G-25’s Ambassador Noor Farida Ariffin–The Catalyst for Change by Mariam Mokhtar@ With her razor-sharp mind and equally sharp tongue that can slice through any argument, Noor Farida Ariffin is every inch a fighter. So do not let her string of pearls, pale eye-shadow, pastel coloured jacket and welcoming smile … Continue reading