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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 …

Integration the world over

First published in theSun on 16 March 2017, here. IN August 2015, I visited France at a time when the Syrian refugee …

Minorities in an age of distrust

(First published in theSun newspaper on 1 October 2015, here). OVER the last week I spent in Paris under invitation of the …

Whose cause is Bersih’s?

First published in theSun on 3 September 2015, here. MANY of my urban, middle class friends and relatives went for their first …

A prime minister’s powers

First published in theSun on 13 August 2015, here. THE news of the prime minister having removed the attorney-general and deputy prime …

Nothing to hide

(First published in theSun on 11 June 2015, here). IN our A-Level English literature classes, we used to describe Shakespearean comedy as …

Remembering the Tunku

First published in theSun here, on 12 February 2015. “IT was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was …

All policy is local

First published in theSun here, on 29 January 2015. EARLIER this week, the PAS president’s statement that local council elections would eventually lead …

Where values begin

(First published in theSun on 8 January 2015, here). FOR all of our technical analysis of how to improve such-and-such a public policy, …

Moderates break their silence

(First published in theSun on 12 December 2014, here). ABOLISHING the Sedition Act would not quite result in madness and mayhem, as some …