Munir Majid

Recent and archived articles by Munir Majid

30 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Britain, standing out for all the wrong reasons

THE Economist in its annual choice of country of the year had Malaysia in a shortlist of three. However, Malaysia did not make it, largely because it is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who now leads the country after the historic electoral defeat of Barisan Nasional, and not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Messy divorce: As the Brexit deadline draws near without a firm deal, May has to fend off attacks from all sides.
16 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Looking back at 2018 – Don’t lose the GE14 victory

THE May 9 GE14 defeat of the ruling Barisan Nasional after 61 years of one-party rule was without doubt a high water mark in Malaysian political history.

30 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pakatan must map course to a new Malaysia

It’s normal for any government to seek advice from elders to assist on major decisions.

Plenty to do: Malaysia’s new Cabinet needs to get out of the ‘Opposition mode’ and get the government machinery – the civil service – to implement its decisions effectively.
23 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Don’t lose the shirt off our back

WHILE they should not be negative about China, Asean member states should not however surrender their sovereign rights or abdicate from their commitment to greater regional integration in South-East Asia.

9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Asean needs to think again

AFTER the deserved 50th anniversary celebrations, Asean needs to take a long, hard look into the future, and to be ready for it.

26 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

China – friend or foe?

THE 19th-century British statesman Lord Palmerston is reputed to have said: “There are no permanent friends, and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests.”

12 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Asean: Due credit and formidable challenges

FIRST, let us give credit where it is due: 50 years of continued existence in half a century of challenge and change is a feat of achievement. Asean can consider that the cup is half full.

29 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Singapore predicament, Asean challenge

SINGAPORE is no longer a boring political place which finds its substitute excitement in neighbouring Malaysia or Indonesia. It has plenty of its own now.

15 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Lessons from tragedy and romance of British politics

FORMER British Prime Minister David Cameron went for the Brexit referendum to strengthen his position in the Conservative party and end the warring among the Tories over the European Union, thinking the Brexiteers would lose.

1 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

New heights of China’s rise

ONE of the striking features of the map in China’s Belt and Road initiative is that America is not on it.