Joining UiTM’s Rome stature

I’M happy to announce that I have recently become an Associate Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), and I confess that Rome was one...

Guessing game on succession

THE definition of trust is the firm belief in reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. It is the foundation of successful relations,...

The cradle of Chinese leadership

EVERY year, thousands of party cadres from the Communist Party of China (CPC) returned to school to learn about the latest direction of the...

Things are looking upwards

ASK any of your Malaysian friends living in Beijing one word to describe the Chinese capital and the answer you will often get is...

In a state of denial

LET me get this straight. Malaysia doesn’t have gays. That’s what our Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said in March. When asked...

Twists and turns in sex video case

A FIERCE storm continues to swirl around Datuk Seri Azmin Ali but the Economic Affairs Minister has gone about his Hari Raya rounds as...

Historians – the past, present and future

HISTORIANS deal with the past. As the architects of our collective memory; they record, document and preserve. History can never be objective because like...

Time to end single-use plastics altogether

COME July 1, all eateries in Selangor will be banned from using plastic straws.The state government’s aim is to eventually eliminate single-use plas­­tics altogether,...

Voice of the youth matters

MALAYSIANS can start driving at the age of 17, get married when they reach 18. And the legal age to buy alcohol is 21.So...

Watching Malaysia’s House of Cards unfold

PEOPLE have asked me which television series best represents contemporary Malaysian politics. Some say it is Game of Thrones. For me, no. Yes, there...

Fearless and unconventional

THE shockwaves over the appointment of former PKR politician Latheefa Koya (pic) as the new head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have yet...

Comparing slogans: Shared Prosperity 2030 and the others

ON the anniversary of Pakatan Harapan’s GE14 victory, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad announced the new government mantra moving forward: Shared Prosperity 2030. On...

Life is tough, but we are tougher

TODAY’S column is not about law or politics. It is about my parting words of advice to students of constitutional law on the last...

Malaysian education and quotas

IF there is one other thing that I am passionate about, it is education. Education is the bedrock of progress in society. So today,...

This should really be our last straw

DESPITE the pleas, the warnings, the threats over the years, nothing really worked until China suddenly decided it wasn’t taking any more crap from...

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