Ho Wah Foon

Recent and archived articles by Ho Wah Foon

17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia haunted by ‘fake’ degrees

The recent spate of revelations of senior government politicians falsifying and embellishing their education qualifications is pressuring the Prime Minister to take action.

A looming issue: The expose on Marzuki (left) has led to netizens embarking on a series of checks on the academic credentials of other senior politicians in the ruling Pakatan coalition like Osman and Yong.
3 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Looking beyond ECRL’s past

Cancelling the East Coast rail project dominated news headlines recently, but renegotiations are actually still ongoing. So what is cooking?

2 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Rebuilding palm oil’s image

PRIMARY Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim proves me pleasantly wrong during a two-hour exclusive interview at her office in Putrajaya this week.

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20 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Icy Malaysia-China relations set to thaw

A RECENT explosive report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) “revealing” China’s attempt in 2016 to bail out troubled 1MDB in exchange for projects in Malaysia can potentially deal another blow to Malaysia-China bilateral relations, but both countries have adopted a calm approach towards these “expose”.

6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

From rubber estate to parliament

IF Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok wishes to advise the poor rubber-tappers on how to harvest latex in the coming dry spell when the “wintering of leaves” takes place, she might have to think twice before speaking.

Social activist: Serving the people has been Dr Wee’s main priority even from his days as a budding policitician in Johor Baru, when he financed his service centre with some of his scholarship money.
6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Wee wins respect as Opposition MP

As the sole MP from a Chinese political party, the outspoken MCA president is now perceived to be the Opposition leader on Chinese issues.

23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘New Malaysia’ dream under threat

If the mass crossover of Umno MPs into Bersatu takes place, the political equation in the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition may be tilted to the disfavour of premier-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim.

New politics wanted: The approval rating of the Federal Government, including the PM, has plunged, according to an Invoke Malaysia survey conducted two weeks ago.
9 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

TAR UC issue casts long shadow over DAP

SINCE news broke last month that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (LGE) had in Budget 2019 axed the RM30mil matching grant for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), the Chinese community has not stopped lashing out at him and his party DAP.

Standing firm: Dr Wee said the MCA will fight to the end for TAR UC and no one can take the higher education institution away from the party.
27 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Politicising education hurts the Chinese

WHEN Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, in his Budget 2019 presented early this month, removed the RM30mil matching grant for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), it hurt not just the MCA but also the Chinese community.

File photo of UTAR's Faculty of Business and Finance in Kampar, Perak.
25 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Time ripe for Cabinet reshuffle

With Datuk Seri Anwar returning to Parliament and the Cabinet littered with some non-performing ministers, it is time for PM Tun Dr Mahathir to carry out positive changes to his six-month-old governing body.

Strong team needed: Dr Mahathir has to put competent people in the right positions in his cabinet to help him run the country.