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Along The Watchtower


Along The Watchtower

Old politics in New Malaysia

The Pakatan government faces the arduous task of changing the value system of the people, especially with the unrepentant sense of entitlement within its leadership ranks.

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Icerd and the politics of fear

The Dec 8 rally against the UN treaty is a classic example of how politicians can exploit anxieties to gain power.

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Let’s give peace another chance

The prospects of ending the violence in Thailand’s deep south remain bleak, but Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Bangkok last week has raised hopes.

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Put the corrupt under scrutiny

The power to question unexplained wealth is the missing cog in MACC’s wheel to fight the scourge of corruption in high places.

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Inequality behind UN’s impotence

ON his return to the United Nations General Assembly after an absence of 15 years as “elder statesman of the planet” last week, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s core message was the need to overhaul the world body.

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Anwar under the spotlight

SOMETIME in 1993, I was in the meeting hall of the Air Keroh Village Resort in Melaka, listening to Malaysia’s rising political star.

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Improve integrity and governance

OVER the past week, much has been said and written about Pakatan Harapan’s first 100 days in power, what it has achieved and where it has failed.

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Driving towards a bigger market

MY WAY, Frank Sinatra’s iconic anthem of defiant pride, is often associated with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, perhaps because the ly­rics fit his tenacious personality.

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A state of ‘white elephants’

The new Melaka government faces the tough challenge of resolving the state’s financial woes, largely due to the previous administration’s many costly and unprofitable projects.

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Commission key for rule of law

Strong and inspired leadership is needed to set up an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission to clean up the police force once and for all.

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Hail our unsung hero

It’s been a month since the rebirth of Malaysia as an exemplary democracy.

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Malaysia’s Man of the Hour

The nation’s 7th Prime Minister has too little time to do too many things but to help the nation rise again he must fix the fundamental flaws.

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