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Transparency and Good Governance

A wider asset declaration scheme

First appeared in theSun here, on 23 November 2017. IT is encouraging that 30 opposition parliamentarians recently agreed to declare their assets under …

Reducing illicit trade

First appeared in theSun here, on 9 November 2017. WHILE it is positive that Malaysia is projected to be the world’s 24th most …

Why the budget speech is not enough

First published in theSun on 26 October 2017 here. THE prime minister presents the budget each year in Parliament with great fanfare. Although …

Ideas of Freedom

First published in theSun on 31 August 2017, here. OVER the last four years, I am proud to have been part of a …

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 …

Opening up budgets

(First appeared in theSun newspaper on 17 September 2015, here). THE Auditor-General’s Office has found massive discrepancies in government spending for the …

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 …

Why media freedom matters

First published in theSun on 30 July here. THE three-month suspension of The Edge Financial Daily and The Edge Weekly newspapers by …