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In your remaining days, hang your heads in shame

May 23, 2018

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MACC chief, Mohd Shukri Abdull, at a tell-all press conference yesterday, disclosed that when he was in Washington in July, 2015, and his men back home who were involved in the 1MDB investigation were either being arrested or transferred, he turned to ministers in the PM’s department, Shahidan Kassim and Paul Low for assistance. Paul Low […]

Do we go the way of our forefathers?

May 20, 2018

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In an earlier post this week, I described 9th May, 2018 as my Hari Merdeka, the day that the people of Malaysia were finally free. I’ve been chatting with people the last couple of days, asking them to describe how they felt on the night of 9th May, as it became increasingly obvious that the giant, […]

Why I agree with Kit Siang on Dr M as education minister

May 19, 2018

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Yesterday, in relation to Dr M’s announcement the day before that the prime minister would helm the ministry of education, Kit Siang said it did “not violate the letter and spirit of Pakatan Harapan manifesto”. This was reported in Malaysiakini. I posted that Malaysiakini report on Facebook, adding this comment : I agree with Kit […]

9am – 5pm? Would that be convenient, sir?

May 17, 2018

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As law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions embarked on forensic investigations and, in some cases, in particular the US Department of Justice (DOJ), court proceedings, in relation to what has come to be referred to as a case of “kleptocracy on a scale hitherto unseen”, back here in Malaysia, where 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the subject […]

Laying ABU to rest, and getting SABM dusted and off the shelf

May 16, 2018

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On 16th September, 2009, at Rumah Anak Bangsa Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, a few friends and I launched a people’s initiative called Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia. A non-partisan, people-driven journey to change the hearts and minds of the rakyat, in the hope of one day seeing this as truly a nation of a single people. […]

Returning the institutions of state to the Rakyat : The way forward

May 16, 2018

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First, I want to congratulate the Council of Elders for very quickly putting in place a Committee on Institutional Reforms, as reported in Malaysiakini. “Economic reforms on its own cannot bring about the desired change unless accompanied by institutional reforms. Towards this end, a committee on institutional reforms has been formed…,”, the council is reported […]

Restoring public confidence in the institutions of state

May 15, 2018

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“A fish rots from the head down” – used to express the idea that all problems in a company or country can be traced back to its leadership. The buck starts and stops at the top. Lets say it like it is. The constitution has put in place many institutions of state to ensure that governance […]