Burma’s General Ne Win–A Political Biography

November 26, 2015 Book Review General Ne Win–A Political Biography by Frank Milne http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2015/11/23/review-of-general-ne-win-a-political-biography/ Robert H Taylor, General Ne Win: A Political Biography, (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015) Reviewed by Frank Milne Ne Win, the dictator of Burma from 1962 to 1988, looms large in the nation’s modern history and memory. With historic free … Continue reading

Bicameral Parliament–The Future of Dewan Negara (The Senate)

November 26, 2015 COMMENT: I am not a legal person, neither is Rama Ramanathan. He is an engineer and I am an economist by academic orientation. But I can understand his views on our parliamentary system. In fact, I compliment him for raising the issue of the future role of the Malaysian Senate (Dewan Negara) … Continue reading

Najib’s Political Mess

November 26, 2015 Najib’s Political Mess by  Arnold Puyok, UNIMAS Najib’s Albatross and Rm2.6 billion Mystery These are tiring times for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Najib has so far managed to stay in power despite the flurry of attacks on his leadership. Political debacles have almost cost Najib his primeirship and the popularity of … Continue reading

Remembering an Original Thinker–Physicist Richard P. Feynman

November 26, 2015 Remembering an Original Thinker–Physicist Richard P. Feynman Richard Feynman: Life, the universe and everything Flowers, music, strip clubs…Richard Feynman’s scientific curiosity knew no bounds. Christopher Riley pays tribute to an eccentric genius by Christopher Riley http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10036024/Richard-Feynman-Life-the-universe-and-everything.html In these days of frivolous entertainments and frayed attention spans, the people who become famous are … Continue reading

Congratulations Zunar

November 25, 2015 Congratulations Zunar by Kean Wong http://www.themalaysianinsider.com For a well-travelled Malaysian zipping between London, Cambridge, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Washington DC and New York, cartoonist Zunar belies his reputation as a hell-raiser activist, always sketching our homeland in black and white, the splashes of colour only to accentuate the differences he has with the … Continue reading

Malaysia: We have lost our core values

November 25, 2015 We have lost our core values based on respect, care and compassion, says FA Abdul. Cash is King under Najib’s Gua Tolong Lu, Lu Tolong Gua Philosophy by fa Abdul http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com Family ties, brotherhood, friendship and a common sense of respect and understanding are becoming such a rarity in our society. Everyone … Continue reading