Ivanpal S Grewal

Recent and archived articles by Ivanpal S Grewal

18 Jan 2019 | 2:30 PM

Promises and Politics

First of all, a very happy New Year.

24 Aug 2018 | 9:36 AM

Campaign in poetry, govern in prose

A new political compact that reaffirms our commitment to diversity, mutual respect, tolerance and understanding will be a good start.

21 Jul 2018 | 7:50 AM

A by-election to remember

The loss of Perak in the 12th General Election (GE12) was most surprising and the Pakatan Rakyat government was not expected to last very long.

11 Jul 2018 | 10:04 AM

Getting my feet wet

Despite the initial setback faced by Gerakan and other Barisan Nasional component parties in the 12th General Election or better known colloquially as 308 because it was on March 8, 2008, there was a general sense of excitement that was also tempered with trepidation as Gerakan faced its 37th National Delegates Conference (NDC) on Oct 11 and 12, 2008.

20 Jun 2018 | 10:55 AM

Learning the ropes

I returned from the United Kingdom after a short break and my call to the Bar in October 2008. My call to the English Bar will always be memorable for two reasons. The first reason is that it happened on my father's birthday of Oct 9, and the second is that it was held in the Temple Church that was made famous by the Da Vinci Code.

9 Jun 2018 | 10:34 AM

A political awakening

In March 2008, I was a student in the United Kingdom. I was completing my Bar vocational studies in Cardiff University and like many Malaysians in Britain at that time, we were closely acquainted with the political happenings back home.

3 Apr 2018 | 9:51 AM

Elections and candidacy

As expected, Parliament will be dissolved imminently, thus paving the way for the 14th General Election.

9 Mar 2018 | 7:09 PM

Politics overload

It has been an interesting couple of months for all political watchers.

15 Dec 2017 | 11:11 AM

The importance of history over his-story

It is fundamental to fully appreciate how Malaysia was founded for a meaningful study of history to take place.

22 Oct 2017 | 5:32 PM

Moderation is cool

The recently concluded German elections sent shockwaves through Europe and the world. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) with a far right ideology, emerged as the third largest party in the Bundestag.