COMMENT | Had Najib's 'Bin Razak' status been ignored, M'sia would have been spared much grief and a whole lot less debt today.
COMMENT | This is because it consumes excessive attention from the current gov't, to the detriment of its other responsibilities.
COMMENT | Although Islam and commerce have entered the Malay world together, it is an irony that today capitalism is viewed as "Un-Islamic"...
COMMENT | Quit the endless drawn-out congresses and disruptive rousing rallies. Buckle down to some serious work.
COMMENT | How did such a character ascend to the highest office in the land?
Private institutions should be placed under the Ministry Of Trade and Industry...
Private sector participation at preschool is already robust and there is not much more that can be done to increase that.
In formulating a policy that would envisage a greater role for the private sector, it is worthwhile to review the experiences elsewhere.
Currently private sector participation is limited to the polar ends of the education spectrum.
We need to enlist the private sector with its flexibility and responsiveness to add to the diversity of services and offerings.
The first in a six-parter series on the private sector's role in education.
The chief function of a police force is to maintain public safety. No sane Malaysian would consider Raja Petra or Lim Kit Siang posing a threat to public order. The only threat they pose is in exposing corruption and dereliction of duty at the highest levels of our government.
The conditions of our students today have not changed from 2003 when the policy was first introduced. If any they are worse.
The per-capita income of the Klang Valley is a mere fraction of America’s Silicon Valley, but one would not know that from visiting the respective shopping malls.
At any time there are more (in absolute as well as relative numbers) Mercedes Benzes and other late model luxury cars in the parking lot of the Mega Mall in Klang Valley than at Stanford Shopping Center. And judging from the crowd, the purveyors of luxury goods at Mega Mall do a roaring business compared to their counterparts in the US.
The recent installation of Tunku Muhriz as the 11th Yang Di Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan (the equivalent of a sultan in the other states) illustrates one important point.
It is disheartening to note that while world leaders from Gordon Brown to Barack Obama are consumed with the evolving global economic crisis - the worse since the Great Depression - Malaysian leaders are obsessed with such trivialities as whether yoga would undermine our faith in Islam, and on such silly issues as Malay special privileges.
On Tuesday November 4th, 2008, America became, in the words of comedian Jon Stewart, more of a "show" nation and less of a "tell" one. In electing Barack Obama, America shows the world that it is now closer to being that "more perfect Union," to quote the preamble to its constitution.
Nations are like people; it matters not where you have been, more important is where you are headed.
The continuing furore over a college dropout’s allegation that he had been sodomised reveals the malicious mindset and perverted priorities of the Abdullah administration.
A foreigner living in Malaysia has given a provoking analysis of how things truly are in Malaysia without being distracted by spin and misinformation.
The end of oil subsidies can be a boon for Malaysians, if the income from our own oil production is solely used as a permanent fund.
The Raja Petra spectacle reflects two unsavoury and destructive traits that are fast becoming the norm among our leaders and public servants.
In Rustam we had a true patriot, one whose love for the country is pure. It is so because it came from the head as well as the heart.