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Transparency and Good Governance

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 …

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 …

On the 11th Malaysia Plan

Bloomberg Malaysia interviewed me today on the 11th Malaysia Plan that is due to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, 21st May …

The rise of regional politics

(First appeared in theSun on 14 May 2015, here). THE second biggest piece of news emerging from the UK in the last two …

In pursuit of freer trade

First published in theSun on 9 April 2015, here. IT IS significant that Malaysia is chair of Asean this year, at the end …