Daunting times for Malaysia


April 24, 2015 Daunting times for Malaysia By Leslie Lopez / Kuala Lumpur of The Edge Review Malaysia’s risk profile is rising fast as controversy over the government’s debt-freighted sovereign wealth fund continues to snowball. Stability fears are growing amid concerns over Prime Minister Najib Razak’s hold on power, fragility in the economy and tensions … Continue reading

The Trial of Henry Kissinger–by Christopher Hitchens


April 23, 2015 The Trial of Henry Kissinger–by Christopher Hitchens I have just finished re-reading the late Christopher Hitchens’ book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger and have come to conclusion that it is time for Americans to call for an investigation of Mr. Kissinger’s activities when he was National Security Adviser and US Secretary of … Continue reading

Stop flattering Najib, Envoy Zahrain told


April 23, 2015 Stop flattering Najib, Envoy Zahrain told  by FMT Reporters He should stick to diplomacy and stay out of politics, says Khairuddin Abu Hassan. PETALING JAYA: A former UMNO official has denounced the Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia, Zahrain Hashim, for issuing a public statement in defence of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s allegedly … Continue reading

TEMPO stands firm on the Najib-Rosmah Article


April 23, 2015 COMMENT: You cannot expect TEMPO, a respected magazine in Indonesia, to stand down on its article on Najib-Rosmah’s lavish spending habits.  The magazine is known since the days of Goenawan Mohamad to be fiercely independent and thorough in its reporting. I feel sorry for our Ambassador to Indonesia Dato Seri Zahrain Hashim  … Continue reading

26th ASEAN Summit hosted by Malaysia is a logistical nightmare


April 22, 2015 Letters@www.thestar.com.my Published: Wednesday April 22, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Wednesday April 22, 2015 MYT 7:20:00 AM 26th ASEAN Summit hosted by Malaysia is a logistical nightmare by S Paul I READ with concern the report “Tale of two locations at this ASEAN Summit” (The Star, April 21). [Read http://www.thestar.com.my/Opinion/Columnists/Mergawati/Profile/Articles/2015/04/21/Tale-of-two-locations-at-this-Asean-summit/ ] Malaysia … Continue reading