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SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Much recent unrest, such as the "yellow-vest" protests in France and the US "Abolish the Super-Rich" campaign, is not against inequality per se, but reflects perceptions of changing inequalities.
THE government is considering setting up a single national network infrastructure company (netco) to own and run the nation’s 5G network, which will have multiple shareholders, sources say.
PETALING JAYA: Timely and transparent execution is the key challenge to the success of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP).
As the government inches closer to switching off the analogue television system, telecommunications operators are increasingly excited about the move.
ONE YEAR after a historic regime change, Malaysia’s politics remain a combustible cocktail of sleaze and power lust. At least the economy is on the right track, even if it’s nowhere close to fulfilling its potential.
Comment by Terence Gomez PAKATAN Harapan’s unexpected victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE14) was one of monumental proportions as the ruling Barisan Nasional, under Umno’s control, had instituted a series of unscrupulous methods to retain power. Pakatan, led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had achieved a colossal feat, unseating a powerful Umno that had never lost power.
KUALA LUMPUR: In most cases of privatisation, some outcomes benefit some, which serves to legitimise the change. Nevertheless, overall net welfare improvements are the exception, not the rule.
ON Tuesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters he's studying whether to sell, shut down or refinance Malaysia Airlines Bhd., the troubled national carrier.
MY article, “Patronage is king?” (The Star, Jan 12), has elicited much response from those associated with the Pakatan Harapan government.
WHEN Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led the opposition to a stunning election victory, he had an effective rallying cry that reflected why Umno’s form of governance was problematic: “Cash is king!” If Dr Mahathir is not careful, worrying recent trends indicate a similarly disconcerting problem about Pakatan Harapan’s government: “Patronage is king!”