Year 2022

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲

Rumours are rife that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has succumbed to the piling pressure from UMNO President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and will announce the dissolution of Parliament this afternoon. For the election outcomes to have legitimacy and to be accepted…

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The power of ideas

I am delighted to return to my alma mater Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya, to attend a book launch by the Sultan of Perak, Tuanku Sultan Nazrin Shah. When I was planning to do a master’s degree, Professor Rajah Rasiah suggested that I do…

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Ending low pay

The Malaysian economy is at a crossroads. Indeed, Malaysia as a nation is at a crossroads. The most important question concerning the Malaysian economy is the presence of a huge ­“educated underclass” in our midst. Malaysia has a relatively well-educated population, with a tertiary education…

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DAP Johor – Office in a Park

It is indeed a great pleasure to see a project close to my heart coming to fruition. Due to financial constraints, most DAP offices are housed in shoplots. In fact, most political parties use generic shoplots as their local and state offices. But I have…

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A Tribute to Dr. Chen Man Hin (Part 2)

After the Johor state assembly sitting yesterday, I made a trip up north to Seremban to attend the memorial service for DAP founding chairman, the late Dr Chen Man Hin. Sdr Kit Siang recited Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem which he learnt in school in the…

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Happy 89th Malaysian Armed Forces Day

As a former Deputy Minister of Defense, I am very proud of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) that firmly defends the sovereignty of the country. ATMs should be respected and served with dignity. The Ministry of Defense has long been shackled by the misuse of…

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