A tall order


Controversial figure: The recent appointment of Pasir Salak Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman as the ambassador to Indonesia has raised many questions. – Bernama

CONTROVERSIAL Pasir Salak Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has found himself facing a hail of brickbats following his appointment as the ambassador to Indonesia. Well, that’s hardly surprising.

He may have been re-elected by the constituents of Pasir Salak, Perak, for several terms since 2008 and appeals to his voters, but not many of us are admirers.

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Wong  Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.

   

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