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Make changes to achieve success

ONE of my most memorable overseas trips – “missions” they still call it – while working at the World Bank in Washington DC 15 years ago was back home to Malaysia.

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Soldiers on a different front line

IT is always a pleasure to address members of our armed forces, an institution about which many Malaysians have misconceptions.

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Progress through conversation

AS the movement control order eases throughout the country, with promisingly stable reductions in daily Covid-19 cases and much optimism amidst our inoculation drive (apart from anti-vaxxers and sceptics), everyday life is beginning to resemble the “old normal”.

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Beyond political partisanship

AT UKEC’s 4th Malaysian Student Leaders’ Summit (MSLS) in 2010, I spoke on empowering youth and lowering the voting age to 18. That has now been achieved through an Act of Parliament, though apparently some wish to undo that unanimous parliamentary decision.

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Page-turning read on M’sian Justice

I JUST finished reading a remarkable book, written by a former holder of one of Malaysia’s constitutional offices with responsibility in shaping the law. Having served in the legal arena for many decades, he left the role under circumstances that have impacted the evolution of law and politics in our country.

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A new beginning to an era of hope

AS Malaysians know from personally experiencing the 14th general election in May 2018 and the Sheraton Move in February 2020, changes in the executive branch can cause unrestrained euphoria and doleful mourning in equally hyperbolic measure. Supporters proclaim the dawn of a hopeful era; detractors declare the end of the world.

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Emergencies to start the year

THE new year was welcomed by humankind on the smallest scale for any new year’s countdown in generations, judging by images of cities around the world at the stroke of midnight. (It is a personal tradition to watch the London fireworks when I wake up, but this year’s edition was more explosive for its overt political messages than its actual pyrotechnics.)

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Lessons from an imperfect vision 2020

Some of us may be excited about a ‘normal’ 2021 but best to remind ourselves to not squander the sacrifices made and continue to be careful.

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Valuable lessons from a pandemic

A troubled year is coming to a close but bear in mind the importance of seizing the opportunity to change for the better and ensuring that the right lessons are instilled in the next generation.

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Let’s get more transparent

Although Malaysia has improved its Budget transparency score, much still needs to improve.

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Partnerships for prosperity

For a small country historically dependent on trade, Malaysia needs to be part of free trade agreements for greater market access opportunities.

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Upholding the Constitution for all

IT is a marvellous thing when words written at a nation’s birth are able to protect future generations of citizens.

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