TALK about being deluded – some of our politicians have turned it into an artform. We surely can’t be blamed for doubting that they’re clued in to our pressing concerns, or worse, even bothered about them.
While the rest of us struggle with the increasing cost of living, we have politicians squabbling over filling the Deputy Prime Minister position.
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.