The Malaysian Idea

(First published in theSun on 14 September 2017, here). WHEN we come together to celebrate Malaysia Day on Sept 16 each year, what is it that we really celebrate? Are we celebrating a united nation that has brought all races, regions and religions together to live in apparent harmony? Or are …

The next govt’s reform agenda

First published in theSun on 20 July 2017, here. SUDDENLY it is election season again, with political parties optimising on the month-long Raya …

Taxing federal-state relations

First published in theSun here, on 22 June 2017. Earlier this month, the Sarawak state government decided to quit the Malaysian Tourism …

Long road to university autonomy

First published in theSun on 8 June 2017 here. LAST week, the minister of higher education said that Malaysia’s public universities are …