Lee Kuan Yew was sui generis


March 29, 2015 Lee Kuan Yew was sui generis by Terence Netto@www.malaysiakini.com Asia’s generation of independence-gaining leaders knew little or nothing of how to get the economies of their countries going. India’s Jawarharlal Nehru, Indonesia’s Sukarno, and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh succeeded in freeing their countries from the colonial powers, but their triumphs were Pyrrhic. … Continue reading

Rest in Peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Eulogy


March 29, 2015 READ THIS: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/30/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-funeral.html?ref=world&_r=0 Former United States President Bill Clinton was in the audience, as was the former American secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, who has called Mr. Lee “a close personal friend.” Also in attendance were Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia; the British first secretary of state, William Hague; Prime Minister … Continue reading

Malaysia after Hudud: A Nation Divided


March 29, 2015 Malaysia after Hudud: A Nation Divided By Zurairi AR and Boo Su-Lyn THIS? Hudud has for the past two decades largely been treated as a mere fringe topic among Malaysians, a political hot potato tossed back and forth between local parties as they canvassed for Muslim votes during elections. But last week, … Continue reading

Lee Kuan Yew’s Political Legacy–Matter of Trust


March 27, 2015 Lee Kuan Yew’s Political Legacy–Matter of Trust by Bridget Welsh As Singaporeans mourn their charismatic leader Lee Kuan Yew (LKY), whose political acumen, drive and ideas defined the young nation and played a major role in its successful development, attention turns to assessment. Moments of transition always bring reflection, and this is … Continue reading

Mr. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak: End your silence on what really matters.


March 27, 2015 Mr. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak: End your silence on what really matters. by Scott Ng In this open letter, the writer tells Najib he can reclaim leadership by preventing Malaysia’s destruction at the hands of extremists.  COMMENT Our dear leader, Prime Minister Najib Razak, you are no stranger to controversy. Every … Continue reading