Democracy and Press Freedom


May 18, 2018 Democracy and Press Freedom by Amb. Dennis Ignatius http://www.malaysiakini.com COMMENT | Democracy brings with it its own dividends. One of them is press freedom. Freed from the shackles of government control, the Malaysian press is already exploring the limits of its new found freedom to articulate news, views and opinions. Our dismal … Continue reading

DJT and The Nobel Peace Prize–The Idiocy of The Republican Party


May 18, 2018 DJT and The Nobel Peace Prize–The Idiocy of The Republican Party by Michael Minehan http://ideaschannel.com/index.php/analysis   A group of US Republican governors and senators have written a letter to the Nobel Committee requesting that President Trump be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.This is for what they describe as Trump’s “transformative efforts … Continue reading

Foreign Policy Perspective: The Return of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in an Election Stunner


May 18, 2018   Foreign Policy Perspective: The Return of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in an Election Stunner By Richard Javad Heydarian https://www.cfr.org/blog/strategic-implications-malaysias-election-stunner Malaysia’s recent national election was a stunner for many reasons. Not only did the election return a nonagenarian to power, but it also ended the six-decades-long one-party hegemony of Barisan Nasional (BN). For … Continue reading

Malaysia: An Agenda for Law Reform after GE-14


May 18, 2018 Malaysia: An Agenda for Law Reform after GE-14 by Amanda Whiting*   http://www.newmandala.org/agenda-law-reform-ge14/ Palace of Justice, Istana Kehakiman II | by Firdaus Mahadi Putrajaya, Malaysia When Malaysia’s unexpected new Pakatan Harapan government seeks advice about law reform, it will surely consult the many capable Malaysians with expertise in this area: current and … Continue reading

Malaysia’s political drama is worthy of Shakespeare


May 17, 2018 Malaysia’s political drama is worthy of Shakespeare by Dr. Bridget Welsh http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44144537   The release of Anwar Ibrahim is an important step in a new beginning for Malaysia, building on the stunning electoral victory that ousted the ruling party on 9 May. It’s also a test of loyalty between two men with … Continue reading

Many Chinese Malaysians Abroad are Thinking About Coming Home.


May 17, 2018 Affirmative Action Drove Many Chinese Malaysians Abroad. Now They’re Thinking About Coming Home. Mahathir Mohamad’s new ruling coalition pledges level field after decades of affirmative action for ethnic Malays By James Hookway https://www.wsj.com/articles/affirmative-action-drove-many-chinese-malaysians-abroad-now-theyre-thinking-about-coming-home-1526550624   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia– Robert Leong left Malaysia about 40 years ago, first for boarding school in Northern Ireland … Continue reading