Celebrating Ethnic Diversity–Congratulations Jakarta Post and Republik Indonesia


February 10, 2016 Celebrating Ethnic Diversity–Congratulations Jakarta Post and Republik Indonesia http://www.themalaymailonline.com   It has been 13 years since democracy icon and late former president Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid restored to Chinese-Indonesians the right to openly express their ethnic identity, including the ancient tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year. It was Gus Dur who … Continue reading

Najib Razak: Malaysian Liars in Officialdom change their stories


February 10, 2016 Najib Razak:  Malaysian Liars in Officialdom change their stories by John Berthelsen http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/story-changing-malaysia-pm-embarrassing-accounts/ What Obama will not do for his country–He  even shakes hands with Malaysia’s No.1 Crook By now, the mysterious US$681 million (RMB2.83 billion at current exchange rates) that showed up in the personal AmBank account of Malaysian Prime Minister … Continue reading


February 9, 2016 Dismay and Disappointment internationally over Malaysia’s Financial Scandals, says former Malaysian Envoy by Jennifer Gomez Putrajaya and Prime Minister Dato’Seri Najib Razak are facing an unprecedented onslaught amid the negative reporting globally about 1MDB related financial scandals, says Ex Envoy, Dennis Ignatius. Dennis Ignatius, who was with the Malaysian foreign service for … Continue reading

Joseph Stiglitz: Creating a Learning Society


February 9, 2016 Joseph Stiglitz: Creating a Learning Society   (pic) Financial market liberalisation may undermine countries? ability to learn another set of skills that are essential for development: how to allocate resources and manage risk. Photograph: Image Source / Alamy/Alamy by Joseph E.  Stiglitz http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/why-learning-matters-innovation-joseph-stiglitz Citizens in the world’s richest countries have come to … Continue reading

Muslim Politics is not subsuming Malaysian politics


February 8, 2016 Muslim Politics is not subsuming Malaysian politics by Manjit Bhatia, Guest Contributor http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2016/02/08/muslim-politics-is-not-subsuming-malaysian-politics/ Power plays for notions of “Malayness”, and not Islam, continue to shape the nation’s politics, argues Manjit Bhatia. I become very cynical whenever the awfully clichéd word “discourse” is thrown up as if it is the only term that can … Continue reading