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Communicating policy sustainably

MY interest in public policy has always focused on our national institutions: our democratic bodies, our checks and balances, our values and principles, and of course the broad topics of education, culture and the nurturing of our collective identity.

Making Progress

Why do we find forgiveness so difficult?

In December 2015, my family and I went on holiday to South Africa.

Reflecting On The Law

Sosma can’t be above Constitution

If lawmakers don’t correct the Act’s disproportionate and arbitrary provisions, hopefully the courts will.

Vital Signs

A single admissions test to select the best medical students

We all want our doctors to be the best society can produce, but what does the "best" mean and how do we select for it?

So Aunty, So What?

Who’s afraid of the big, bad commie?

FROM young, I’ve been aware that my late father’s job as a policeman was to protect the nation from CTs, short for communist terrorists.

Colours of China

War against online scams

With the Chinese government coming down hard on online scams, fraudsters are moving their bases overseas.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

The Risk of Going too far with oral sex

A question for Dr G from Risky Rick.

Ceritalah

Javanese: Of language and unity

Considering the dominance of the Javanese in Indonesian politics and culture, it’s surprising that the language is not Indonesia’s national one. Why was Bahasa Indonesia chosen instead?

It's Just Politics

Looking back at Tanjung Piai: What exactly did the people say with their votes?

A post by-election discussion analyses the results and that huge majority.

Analysis

Azmin group plans ‘parallel congress’

The power struggle in PKR is escalating as the group aligned to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali plans to hold their own ‘congress’ on the same day as the party national congress.

On The Beat

Mari Ponteng for MP

When it’s time for declaration, they sidle up to the people, but come time for action, they slide away. Welcome to the world of suspect Malaysian politicians.

Musings

Wishy-washy silence is not golden

We thought the new Malaysia would be a dynamic and energetic one but yet there still is so much ambivalence in so many policies.