Ivanpal Grewal

Recent and archived articles by Ivanpal Grewal

14 May 2019 | 8:36 AM

365 days later

THERE is a French saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It is attributed to Alphonse Karr.

22 Feb 2019 | 10:50 AM

Restoring the rule of law

The rule of law is a phrase used by politicians who seek to show they are acting within the limits of the law. It is used by lawyers on arguments or justification in court. It is used by journalists when they are exposing a scandal. It is used by those charged with an offence who plead innocence.

1 Jan 2019 | 9:02 AM

A new Malaysia in distress

While Pakatan Harapan may want to stay true to its liberal and cosmopolitan base, one must understand that when one is in power compromises are sine qua non.

11 Nov 2018 | 5:06 PM

A new Malaysia confronts political realities

AS the euphoria of GE14 dies down, the people realise that not all promises were realistic, and that even the vocal DAP sometimes has to be quiet on 'sensitive' topics.

20 Sep 2018 | 9:38 AM

Stop the exodus before it begins

There is a WhatsApp message that has been circulating with a list of 17 Umno members of Parliament (MP) that could potentially leave the party.

4 Aug 2018 | 4:50 PM

A failure to connect

I am taking a break from serialising my 10 years in government to talk about my two months post general election experience.

13 Jan 2018 | 6:43 PM

A blast from the past

The French talk about “déformation professionnelle”, which means the way your profession or your post can subtly warp your judgement so that you only see things from one perspective.

22 Nov 2017 | 3:05 PM

Imperilled nation states

The nation state is actually a fairly recent construct. Throughout history, our maps have always comprised of microstates, empires and city-states. For example India before independence was actually a confederation of 565 princely states and colonial territories.

9 Nov 2017 | 9:24 AM

Taxes and individual responsibility

There is a famous saying by Benjamin Franklin; “in life, only two things are certain: death and taxes.”