Wong Chun Wai

Recent and archived articles by Wong Chun Wai

19 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

From a school dropout to property tycoon

BILLIONAIRE Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong prides himself as the only property developer in Klang Valley who makes it a point to have a big event on the eve of National Day at his I-City site in Shah Alam every year.

Guiding principle: Tunku’s words ‘I am nothing without my country and my fellow Malaysians” have been etched in Lim’s mind since he first read them in The Star.
12 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

An F for you, Bung Moktar

THE antics of Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin at the Dewan Rakyat are familiar to most of us.

Out of order: Bung Moktar crossing the line in Parliament with an ‘F you’ retort to Mongin’s ‘casino’ jibe.
5 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Keeping it civil

The civil service makes up the backbone of any nation, yet the concept of its implementation continues to elude some of the powers that be.

Brave new world: The civil service needs to get used to the New Malaysia approach while our ministers need to snap out of the Opposition mode and get down to work.
29 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ministry feeling the squeeze

IT must now have dawned on Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik that he sits in a hot seat. A role as university lecturer is a different ball game altogether from heading an entire ministry.

Heavy responsiblity: Dr Maszlee is fast realising that heading the Education Ministry is not only a mammoth task but also one that is often embroiled in political drama.
22 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Baby love no more

How a vile act like child marriage has continued to proliferate is not only shocking, but sad, too.

15 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Storm brewing in a teacup

There are many bigger fish to fry, yet, age-old preoccupations continue to keep us hot and bothered.

Not an easy feat: GE14 saw a change of Government but it will take time to change people’s mindsets, cultures and deep-rooted prejudices.
8 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Much ado about nothing

THE proceedings at the High Courts are conducted mostly in English, as it is a language that many of our senior lawyers and judges, regardless of their race, are accustomed to.

1 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Different strokes

In a world fixated with stereotypes, Siti Kasim smashes the mould of convention and defines what our New Malaysia desperately needs.

Colourful character: Siti’s dyed platinum blonde hair, which she has sported since her 20s, is a loud and vivid statement of her unconventional ways.
17 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Looking East with a twist

Japan may have led Malaysia’s Look East policy of yore, but the stakes are heavily tipped in China’s favour now as the leader of the new world order.

10 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Of protocol and privilege

Superfluous titles and awards may have started the rot, but in a new Malaysia, there is little room for delusions of grandeur.