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Making Progress 03 Apr 2018 | 1:51 AM

Elections and candidacy

As expected, Parliament will be dissolved imminently, thus paving the way for the 14th General Election.

Making Progress 09 Mar 2018 | 11:09 AM

Politics overload

It has been an interesting couple of months for all political watchers.

Making Progress 13 Jan 2018 | 10:43 AM

A blast from the past

The French talk about “déformation professionnelle”, which means the way your profession or your post can subtly warp your judgement so that you only see things from one perspective.

Making Progress 02 Aug 2017 | 11:24 PM

The value of political stability

It is better to stick with a tried and tested political movement and appreciate the value of political stability.

Making Progress 18 Jul 2017 | 12:25 AM

Does Pakatan Harapan really represent hope?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known to be both methodical and mercurial. He remains Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister but has turned against the party that sustained him for his entire political career and is cavorting with former political rivals whom in the past he derided as anti-national.

Making Progress 20 Apr 2017 | 6:53 AM

Be the change you want to see in the world

Mahathma Gandhi remains one of the most iconic figures of history. Gandhi was a diminutive man with ?enormous fortitude; he stared down one of the largest empires in history and won India’s independence without firing a single bullet.

Making Progress 05 Apr 2017 | 1:05 AM

Brexit and the global liberal order

Those who support Brexit have been cheering this moment and billed it a return of "sovereignty". However, many forget the good the EU has done.

A Humble Submission 20 Feb 2017 | 1:40 AM

Lessons from the Jakarta elections

The Jakarta gubernatorial elections, with its two-round system, may be more costly than the conventional first-past-the-post voting system, but it ensures that wining candidates are elected by the majority of voters.

The Flipside 25 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

A date with destiny

IT was just past midnight on Nov 9, and there I stood in the middle of Times Square in New York City, among hundreds of Americans transfixed by the live election results that were flashing across the giant screens every few seconds.

Making Progress 13 May 2016 | 1:13 PM

Populism vs Moderation

Good work can come without fanfare, opportunism and populism.