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Transparency and Good Governance

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 …

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 …