Thinking Liberally


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Thinking Liberally

Revise Attorney-General’s powers

There is a flaw in our system, inherited since before Independence, that may prevent the public from giving their complete trust.

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Get serious about fighting corruption

We must separate the roles of the Attorney-General as legal advisor to the Government and Public Prosecutor who prosecutes cases in court.

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Officials must declare assets

If an asset declaration system was in place, accusations of personal enrichment and unjustifiably lavish lifestyles can be fended off.

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Entrenched ‘deep state’

Middle East countries lack competition in the electoral and political arena.

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Government should not be in business

The government’s role in business, if any, is as a regulator.

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Where are the manners?

We should treat everyone with equal respect, regardless of their backgrounds.

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Iron fists in the West

There are lessons to be learned about what happens when those who have no qualms about using force to make their point gain access to political power and government machineries.

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The importance of media integrity

Just because newspapers have a particular political leaning, it does not mean they should be the mouthpiece of political parties.

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‘Pendatang’ — so what?

The word “immigrant” is gradually becoming a dirty word to us here, but in Australia a freer movement of people in and out of the country is seen as an enriching phenomenon.

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Pilot the school voucher system

We should expect challenges and we will make mistakes, which is why we should try, for example, an area within our district.

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School choice for all parents

A voucher system would keep parents involved in making important decisions about their child’s future, and require schools to prove they are good at educating children.

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The Tunku wanted liberty

While Ideas has tried to translate Bapa Malaysia’s vision of ‘liberty and justice’ into public policy, voices attacking the philosophical foundation of this country are becoming louder.

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