Category National

Malaysia does not need more than 20 Ministers

The impending Cabinet reshuffle provides a chance for Prime Minister Najib Razak to make transformative changes to the currently dysfuctional cabinet structure. Three key areas of reform are: – 1) reduce the number of ministers in Prime Minister’s Department; 2) appoint a full-time Finance Minister;…

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The twin by-elections and political realignment

The outcome of the twin by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar will have huge bearing on the political realignment nationally. Since the 2013 general election, Malaysian politics experienced several massive political earthquakes, namely, First, after two years of intense battle, the conservatives and progressives…

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Reforming the Special Branch

The statement by the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, after his meeting with the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim yesterday, did not clarify anything. Khalid’s statement did not clarify whether or not Tunku Ismail’s phone was tapped and whether…

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