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Britain, standing out for all the wrong reasons

THE Economist in its annual choice of country of the year had Malaysia in a shortlist of three. However, Malaysia did not make it, largely because it is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who now leads the country after the historic electoral defeat of Barisan Nasional, and not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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Looking back at 2018 – Don’t lose the GE14 victory

THE May 9 GE14 defeat of the ruling Barisan Nasional after 61 years of one-party rule was without doubt a high water mark in Malaysian political history.

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Pakatan must map course to a new Malaysia

It’s normal for any government to seek advice from elders to assist on major decisions.

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Don’t lose the shirt off our back

WHILE they should not be negative about China, Asean member states should not however surrender their sovereign rights or abdicate from their commitment to greater regional integration in South-East Asia.

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Asean needs to think again

AFTER the deserved 50th anniversary celebrations, Asean needs to take a long, hard look into the future, and to be ready for it.

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China – friend or foe?

THE 19th-century British statesman Lord Palmerston is reputed to have said: “There are no permanent friends, and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests.”

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Asean: Due credit and formidable challenges

FIRST, let us give credit where it is due: 50 years of continued existence in half a century of challenge and change is a feat of achievement. Asean can consider that the cup is half full.

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Singapore predicament, Asean challenge

SINGAPORE is no longer a boring political place which finds its substitute excitement in neighbouring Malaysia or Indonesia. It has plenty of its own now.

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Lessons from tragedy and romance of British politics

FORMER British Prime Minister David Cameron went for the Brexit referendum to strengthen his position in the Conservative party and end the warring among the Tories over the European Union, thinking the Brexiteers would lose.

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New heights of China’s rise

ONE of the striking features of the map in China’s Belt and Road initiative is that America is not on it.

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Circling around the Asean problem

Crux - By Munir Majid
THERE is a Malay saying: Tak kenal maka tak cinta. If you do not know, you cannot love.

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Trump-Washington disorder drags world down

IN Washington, the swamp Donald Trump is trying to drain is in tumult. The centres of the established order are fighting back against the elected president with a mandate who is doing what he wants.