Singapore– Forward Planning for Leadership Change in 2020

October 7, 2015 Singapore– Forward Planning for Leadership Change in 2020 by Toh Han Shih Two events on October 1 signify that the era of Lee Kuan Yew and the Lee family itself are beginning to fade from Singapore, six months after he died on March 23. The two events are leadership transitions in … Continue reading

The Big University

October 7, 2015 The Big University by David Brooks John Harvard-Founder Many American universities were founded as religious institutions, explicitly designed to cultivate their students’ spiritual and moral natures. But over the course of the 20th century they became officially or effectively secular. Religious rituals like mandatory chapel services were dropped. Academic research and teaching … Continue reading

Latest from Sarawak Report on The One that refuses to go away– Najib’s RM2.6 billion

October 8, 2015 Latest from Sarawak Report on The One that refuses to go away– Najib’s RM2.6 billion by The Sarawak Report (Latest) The Fake Shake? Who is the mystery father and son alleged to have met with Zahid and others and who goes by the name Saud Abdulaziz Majid al-Saud? Sarawak Report can … Continue reading

TPPA: A Done Deal in Atlanta–Good Luck Malaysia

October 6, 2015 TPPA: A Done Deal–Good Luck Malaysia by Bloomberg A dozen Pacific-rim nations agreed to an historic trade pact that would cut trade barriers on items ranging from cars to rice, setting up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a sceptical US Congress. After a week of final talks in Atlanta, an agreement … Continue reading

Malaysia: During the Japanese Occupation, there were No UMNO Malays

October 6, 2015 Malaysia : During  the Japanese Occupation, there were No UMNO Malays by Dr M. Bakri Musa, Morgan-Hill, Californa The Japanese Occupation briefly interrupted British colonial rule. Japanese troops landed in Kota Baru in the early morning of December 8, 1941, and surrendered some 43 months later. That was only a blink in … Continue reading

Beyond Economics– First Fix the Political Elephant in the Room

October 5, 2015 Beyond Economics:  First Fix The Politics by Dato’Seri Nazir Razak The theme of Khazanah Megatrends this year is around “innovation” and “creative disruption.” In the next 30 minutes I would like to share with you some personal stories and anecdotes, and perspectives about why Malaysia remains frustrated in its quest for … Continue reading