Losing outstanding minds to Singapore and elsewhere because UMNO practices racial discrimination


May 28, 2017 Losing outstanding minds to Singapore and elsewhere because UMNO practices racial discrimination by Mariam Mokhtar In 2010, another Ipoh born caused a sensation in the newspapers. He did his parents proud, his teachers were equally elated, his birthplace was euphoric to claim he was one of them, and his country would have … Continue reading

Is America Still Safe for Democracy under Trump?


May 27, 2017 Is America Still Safe for Democracy under Trump? https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2017-04-17/america-still-safe-democracy?cid=%3Fcid%3Demc-facebook_live_may-is_america_still_safe_for_democracy-052 Why the United States Is in Danger of Backsliding by ROBERT MICKEY is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the author of Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America’s Deep South, 1944–1972. STEVEN LEVITSKY is Professor … Continue reading

Bilahari Kausikan: 4 Hard Truths about North Korea


May 27, 2017 Bilahari Kausikan: 4 Hard Truths about North Korea There are no good options, only least bad ones. Unilateral US action will harm US allies in the region and permanently damage trust. http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/hard-truths-from-hard-nosed-diplomat-bilahari-kausikan-on-us-north-korea-policy Veteran Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan has a habit of speaking truth to power, no matter how hard the truth, or … Continue reading

The Passing of An American Foreign Policy Strategist and National Security Adviser of The Jimmy Carter Era– Zbigniew Brezinski at 89


May 27, 2017 The Passing of An American Foreign Policy Strategist  and National Security Adviser of The Jimmy Carter Era– Zbigniew Brezinski at 89 by Daniel Lewis Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion … Continue reading

Mahathir –The Amateur Eugenicist and Equal Opportunities Racialist, Prime Minister, and UMNO Dissident


May 27, 2017 Mahathir Mohamad   Once one of the world’s most controversial leaders, the 91-year-old is spending his retirement trying to overthrow his successors Lunch with the FT: Mahathir –The Amateur Eugenicist and Equal Opportunities Racialist, Prime Minister and UMNO Dissident by Jamil Anderlini@www.ft.com A “Japanese-style” bakery on the fourth floor of a shopping … Continue reading