Joceline Tan

Recent and archived articles by Joceline Tan

12 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Expect the unexpected from Dr M

IT has been no less than a spot on centrestage for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the ruling coalition marked its one year in power.

5 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Worrying signals from the heartland

KHAIRY Jamaluddin had been unsure about whether he wanted to be part of the increasingly cosy ties between PAS and Umno.

Young participants at the 405 rally. - NORAFIFI EHSAN / The Star
28 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Calm before another storm in Johor?

A crisis in the state has been averted and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is now seen as the bridge between the palace and Putrajaya. But will his strong-willed party chairman meet the Sultan halfway?

25 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Johor govt turbulence spills over to Bersatu

NOT many people out there could quite understand where Syed Sad­diq Syed Abdul Rahman was coming from with that out-of the-blue outburst over the Crown Prince of Johor issue.

21 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

MB of Johor faces first big test

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad ma­­naged to take a breather last weekend. He seemed to be in a light-hearted mood after watching a preview of a documentary on the May 9 election that returned him to power for a second time.

14 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Non-Malay mood softens for Tok Mat

Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan may have broken through the racial barrier in Rantau as he wins back the hearts of Indian and Chinese voters while commanding overwhelming Malay support.

7 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Smooth political transition in sight

Ties between Datuk Seri AIwar ibrahim and the Prime Minister are at its warmest since May 9 and, for the first time, insiders say they are confident of an orderly succession when the time comes. But the fly in the ointment is who will be the next deputy prime minister.

7 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Poll shows uphill battle for Pakatan man in Rantau

PETALING JAYA: A think tank survey has predicted defeat for Pakatan Harapan’s Dr S. Streram in the Rantau by-election – unless he is able to woo at least 35% of the Malay votes there.

26 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Firestorm over ‘dictator’ remark

THERE had been such intense speculation that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibra­him would be making “a move” in the current meeting of Parliament.

24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

A fight between MB and ex-MB

So much is at stake in the rantau by-election and the outcome could determine the life or death – politically speaking – of the main political players.

Great challenge: aminuddin (left) is under great pressure to break Pakatan’s losing streak while the stakes are high for Mohamad.