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Ho Wah Foon

wahfoonho@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Ho Wah Foon

16 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Reading Mahathir through expert eyes

Many see positive changes in Tun Dr Mahathir as the new Prime Minister, but there are others who find him incomprehensible. Professor Khoo Boo Teik provides in-depth reading on this leader.

Leader and politician: According to Prof Dr Khoo, Dr Mahathir the leader exercised discretion in assigning his cabinet portfolios; the politician had to give the senior posts to the Harapan leaders Mohamad Sabu (Defence), Dr Wan Azizah (DPM) and Guan Eng (Finance). - AFP
2 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rocky times ahead for China FDI

A series of attacks on China-funded projects in Malaysia by the Prime Minister is causing anxiety not only to Chinese nationals but also locals.

Great wall of controversy: Dr Mahathir’s criticism of Alliance Steel’s barricade for its RM6bil integrated steel complex has upset some Chinese investors.
19 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Government needs to raise rating

IN the first 100 days under the rule of Pakatan Harapan, most surveys show that voters had made the right decision on May 9 to oust the former government and vote in the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led Pakatan.

Promising: With the first woman DPM, Dr Wan Azizah, and a non-Malay finance minister, Guan Eng, the Pakatan Government seems to be placing more emphasis on diversity and meritocracy.
18 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

China firms propose RM41bil for Malaysia’s third national car project

EXCLUSIVE: TWO companies from China have proposed to invest US$10bil (RM41bil) in Malaysia’s third national car project and build a regional automobile hub to cater for the region in southern Perak, according to official sources.

5 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

MCA polls may not be a calm affair

Recent developments indicate that MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong may not be alone vying for presidency.

Dr Wee: Has strong legitimacy for the presidency as he won the mandate in GE14.
3 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

A fruitful Beijing visit awaits Dr M

Comment - By HO WAH FOON
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad can expect to be accorded a warm reception in Beijing during his five-day official visit to China to hold talks with President Xi Jinping.

22 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Backing the right horse

Tycoon Lee Kim Yew, known more for his innovative property projects, played a quiet but vital political role in aiding Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to win the general election. He is now aiming for bigger things.

Country living: Lee is mulling new business ventures to help spur the country’s economic growth in support of the new Malaysia.
17 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Leadership needed in UEC recognition

Comment - By HO WAH FOON
THE current hot debate on whether the Education Ministry should grant official recognition to the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) is not only getting toxic, but is threatening to turn racist.

8 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Dr M-Xi talks to hit beyond troubled projects

WHEN Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad visits Beijing next month to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping, the two leaders are likely to resolve most of the contentious issues that threaten to undermine bilateral cooperation.

Strong bonds: When Xi met Mahathir in 2013, the Chinese president called the Malaysian statesman ‘the old friend of the Chinese people’.— Picture courtesy of Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew.
4 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘We will handle China deals with care’

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: Business contracts with China that seemed tainted and lopsided will be dealt with in a diplomatic way as the Middle Kingdom is an important friend, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.

Making his point: Daim speaking during the interview at his office on the 60th floor of Ilham Tower in Kuala Lumpur.
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