Will this be Mahathir’s finest moment?


December 17, 2018 Will this be Mahathir’s finest moment? by Kim Quek https://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/456486   COMMENT | I refer to Rais Hussin’s article “Mahathir’s resignation is not an option” which is a response to my own “Mahathir must step down to save Reformasi.” Reviewing the above two articles, I would contend that the issues at hand are: The … Continue reading

Book Review: An Elephant on Your Nose


December 17, 2018 Book Review: An Elephant on Your Nose By: Pithaya Pookamans When I first saw this book by Warren Reed, a onetime Australian spy and my former colleague in Tokyo diplomatic circles, I was intrigued by its unusual title.  It is actually an old Malay proverb, meaning that someone can see a louse … Continue reading

The Closing of The Weekly Standard Makes Neo-conservatism’s Exile from the Republican Party Official


December 17, 2018 The Closing of The Weekly Standard By Eric Lach   December 14, 2018 For more than two decades, The Weekly Standard was the house organ of neo-conservatism. William Kristol, one of the magazine’s co-founders and the walking embodiment of its politics, was a leading champion of the Iraq War and of Sarah … Continue reading

The Malay Dilemma revisited


December 17, 2018 The Malay Dilemma revisited  by Dennis Ignatius https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com   In what may well be a prelude to a significant policy shift, Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has taken to warning Malays that they are being left behind, that they are not on par with other races, that they are increasingly confined to … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW –Yuval Noah Harari ‘s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century


December 16, 2018 Book of the day Essays BOOK REVIEW –Yuval Noah Harari ‘s  21 Lessons for the 21st Century The author of global bestseller Sapiens is back, with a self-help guide for a bewildering age – and its sweeping statements are peppered with truly mind-expanding observations by Helen Lewis BOOK REVIEW –Yuval Noah Harari … Continue reading