Nathaniel Tan

Recent and archived articles by Nathaniel Tan

12 Apr 2019 | 12:44 PM

Constitutional crises come when constitutions lack clarity

The current Johor controversy conceivably commences from this clause – (Art 4.(2)(a), Second Part, Johor Constitution)

7 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Rule by democracy or rule by blackmail?

The rakyat gave the government a mandate in GE14 to rule according to its principles – not anyone else’s.

3 Apr 2019 | 5:36 PM

Amri and Koh: Police state or a nation of laws?

SUHAKAM (the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kai delivered earth-shattering news today (April 3) regarding the disappearances of NGO activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh.

26 Mar 2019 | 6:17 PM

Hype vs reality: What did Nurul Izzah really say?

MY previous column was about sensational gravity – the tendency for public discourse to gravitate towards the sensational.

 Nurul Izzah. -filepic
24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sensational gravity

Media evolution, and developments in the world, show that the more extreme and controversial the statement, the more likely that it will become the focal point for discourse.

7 Jul 2014 | 12:56 PM

Why do politicians love to hate Selangor MB Khalid?

Khalid Ibrahim stands for everything that Malaysian politicians don't, says former Selangor government consultant Nathaniel Tan.

Khalid Ibrahim.