Category National

Farewell to Malaysia’s presidential premiership

The presidential premiership in Malaysia has finally ended. This means the prime minister is no longer able to lord over everyone in the political system. The 2018 election ended the Umno one-party state which ruled Malaysia from 1955, two years before the nation even achieved its independence. A…

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The Malaysian impasse: Some outcomes to consider

While Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government only commands a minority in parliament, those who wish to see him gone would need to cobble together an alternative majority. After his audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on Wednesday, Tan Sri Muhyiddin…

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We shall overcome

We need every politician to recognise that their role is more than just giving handouts. They are elected to think, deliberate, and decide on good public policies for the society and the nation. Democracy needs to deliver progress and improvement to daily lives, and the people’s wellbeing.
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Time for a Covid reset

A year ago, I published my book “The Great Reset” in a modest attempt to explain how the once-in-a-century Covid-19 crisis is going to reset our politics, the economy and healthcare system. However, the powers-that-be didn’t bother to learn much from the 18-month Covid crisis…

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Parliamentary democracy is the solution for our nation

Winston Churchill is attributed as saying “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Today, Malaysia is being presented with those two “other” choices. The first “other” is Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s less than democratic emergency government which is…

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Revisiting Events of Sheraton Coup

Throughout the Sheraton coup week from 23 February to 29 February, I was in many meetings of Anwar’s inner circle, which I have kept personal records and notes. The idea of an offer to Anwar to form a government without DAP did not arise as the original purpose of the Sheraton coup was exactly to remove Anwar from the equation.
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