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The dilemma of hope
If the past couple of weeks are anything to go by, then we have a real reason to worry about the state of our nation.
Game of thrones a la Malaysia
As I write this column, I am travelling on a train from Paris to Amsterdam. One of the things I enjoy the most in my post-political life is being to travel freely without having to worry about a phone call with a complaint that a house has burnt down or there is a flood somewhere.
When form and substance collide – the MACC appointment
Many Malaysians, me included, expected a more consultative and cooperative form of government as Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) dislodged Barisan Nasional (Barisan) – one that would give equal importance to form and substances and exercise its vast powers with restraint and in the best interests of Malaysians.
Public buy-in required even for policies beneficial to M'sians
DESIGNING effective public policies in Malaysia is often a thankless job. I spent 10 years in government, intermittently, and one thing I realised pretty early on is that while a lot of effort is made to craft good public policies, it is almost never appreciated.
Is Malaysia governable?
Last week, Malaysians were rocked by an interview given by the princess of the Reformasi movement to a Singaporean newspaper.
It's time for PH to step up
They say marriages are made in heaven, and that is exactly what PAS and Umno leaders said this week when they “consummated” their cooperation with a formal alliance they termed a “marriage.”
Camerons, race and the New Malaysia
IT promised to be an interesting by-election, and Cameron Highlands did not disappoint.
Bridging the urban rural divide
Bridging the urban-rural divide is no easy task but nevertheless, one that must be carried out.
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