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Philip Golingai

Recent and archived articles by Philip Golingai

21 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Will Anwar become the 8th Prime Minister?

A discussion about a new book draws interesting perspectives on the much debated transfer of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.





Big debate: Dr Mahathir (right) and Anwar at a recent press conference. Questions about when exactly PM-in-waiting Anwar will take over have persisted despite the official timeline of two years given by PH before last year’s election. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star
20 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Watching Malaysia’s House of Cards unfold

PEOPLE have asked me which television series best represents contemporary Malaysian politics.

14 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Changing Umno to keep it relevant

Party members and grassroots supporters want to see it become a credible check and balance to the Pakatan Harapan government.




Ahmad Zahid at a recent meeting with Mohamad Hasan. Both are party men and will put Umno’s interests first, according to observers. — Photo from Ahmad Zahid’s Facebook
13 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

A ticking time bomb at sea

WITH Bohey Dulang island in the background, a 30-something divemaster checked his surroundings.





Not your usual beverage: An unexploded fish bomb on the sea floor. — Photo courtesy of WWF Malaysia.
7 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

A crack in Anwar and Azmin’s relationship

It seems that these two politicians, like most divorced Hollywood superpower couples, face irreconcilable differences.

The ‘teams’ behind Azmin Ali (left) and Anwar are counting the MPs that support them. — Filepics
6 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Shakespeare in Malaysian politics

ON A morning when I was pumped up with Malaysian politics, I watch­ed the rehearsal of OYIF (On Your Imaginary Forces), named after a line from William Shakes­peare’s play Henry V.

(From left) Actor Alfred Loh shares a light moment with director San Sooi during a rehearsal. Photo: The Star/SAM THAM
30 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

While Pakatan Harapan fights within, Umno rebuilds

PAKATAN Harapan’s strange pre-GE14 arrangement may cause the fall of its government, said Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa .





Anwar or Dr Mahathir: Instead of getting in the  middle, Umno wants to get ahead by strengthening itself for GE15, says Annuar.
29 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Spare the rod, spoil the child

CAN a secondary school teacher cane a student for allegedly calling him “Ah qua lao shi” (ladyboy teacher)?

25 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Haziq: My political career is over

LANGKAWI: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had wanted to run for public office in the future but his dreams have been dashed following the recent sex video scandal.

23 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

You can sue me, Haziq dares Azmin

STAR EXCLUSIVE: LANGKAWI: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has dared Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to take legal action against him if the Economic Affairs Minister is confident of his own innocence.