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Philip Golingai

pgolingai@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Philip Golingai

17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Back to race politics in Semenyih

It looks like the upcoming by-election is going to be about which party is more Malay and Muslim. Sounds familiar?

BN and PAS supporters cheering outside the Dewan Seri Cempaka Majlis Perbandaran Kajang.
16 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Paper chase or paper purchase?

IRREGULARITIES in a minister’s master’s degree were exposed.

10 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Anyone’s to win

The Semenyih by-election is set for a thrilling battle with Pakatan Harapan looking to defend its title, Barisan Nasional to repeat its winning form, PSM to edge in with its ideology and a non-politician to express the voice of the people.

Bringing the voice of the people: Uncle Kentang, Kuan, wants to send a message to the Pakatan government in the by-election.
9 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Dark days in Zamboanga City

“ZAMBOANGA City is very tense. Not a good time to go in.”

Armed Forces of the Philippines, a soldier views the site inside a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo.
3 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Pakatan Harapan’s Malay dilemma

The recent Cameron Highlands by-election drives home the point that the PH government needs to re-strategise.

Ramli Mohd Nor (centre) celebrating his victory with other Barisan Nasional members at the recent Cameron Highlands by-election. -Bernamapic
2 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Deadly blasts, foggy info

Some details that have surfaced about the bomb attack at a Jolo church are unreliable, incomplete and confusing. This makes it hard to piece together what actually happened and to find the culprits.

This handout photo released by Armed Forces of the Philippines taken on January 27, 2019, shows debris inside a Catholic Church where two bombs exploded in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao. -AFP / Armed Forces of the Philippines, Western Mindanao Command
27 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Barisan chose right candidate for by-election

BARISAN Nasional’s decision to field an orang asli and Muslim direct candidate paid off when it won the Cameron Highlands by-election.

Winning hearts: Ramli (right) mingling with a resident in Pos Terisu, Cameron Highlands, as part of his campaign. — Bernama
27 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Can Thaksin make a political comeback?

“ELECTIONS are finally here – on March 24” was the front page headline on Thursday of The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Thailand.

Colours of politics: File photos of people taking to the streets in support or in protest. Thailand’s yellow shirts and red shirts represent two opposing political factions: respectively, opponents of Thaksin and his supporters. The red shirts rose in response after Thaksin was ousted in 2006.
26 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Going cashless at a snail’s pace

Malaysians through force of habit are still very reliant on cash, which is why the adoption of e-payments here is rather slow.

20 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

No clear signal in Cameron

UNLIKE the four by-elections after GE14 where the opposition was trounced, Barisan Nasional has a slight edge over Pakatan Harapan in Cameron Highlands.

Standing from left are Sallehudin Ab Talib, Wong Seng Yee, Ramli Mohd Noor and M. Manogaran

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