COMMENT | Lessons for Malaysia from Brickendonbury

COMMENT | Saturday’s visit of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARCC) in Brickendonbury, outside London, brings great memories of a gigantic battle to stop the wasteful expenditure of taxpayers’ money about 15 years ago.

He would have appreciated the large tracts of greenery and observed the meadows, pastures and paddocks of the typical English countryside. He would have also watched cows grazing nearby or caught sight of a fox chasing a wild rabbit that had come out of the burrow in the distance.

But these views would not be there if plans by the Malaysian government to plonk concrete buildings in the name of “sports development” had gone ahead.

Why visit the past, you may ask? This is certainly not a self-glorifying effort to extol investigative journalistic skills but an important lesson in money management and good governance.

Events of the past should be...

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