Real leadership from King


Stepping in: Sultan Ibrahim took the lead in addressing the ‘Allah socks’ issue by meeting with (from left) Dr Akmal, Mohamad Hasan, Abdul Rauf, and Liew to de-escalate increasing tension. — Photo from Sultan Ibrahim’s Facebook account

HIS Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, starts his day early at Istana Negara. He’s ready for his audience from 9am sharp.

That means he’s already in the meeting room – a modest one with only a long table – by then.

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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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