It looks as if the lure of profits has crept into the paradise of Bali. In south Bali, a developer wants to reclaim 1,730 acres and create artificial islets under a US$3bn luxury resort development that would cover half...
The pro-Umno Red Shirts should think twice if they plan to create a ruckus in Kuala Lumpur on 19 November. China, which has just entered into a slew of investment agreements with Malaysia, will no doubt be watching events...
Those behind the Brexit vote often painted the bureaucracy of the European Union as bloated. So let's take a look at the EU staffing headcount: 32,900. According to Malaysia's former head of mission there in the 1990s, these EU civil...
Sadiq Khan, 45, a former newspaper delivery boy whose father worked as a bus driver after moving to Britain from Pakistan and mother as a seamstress, grew up in a council estate and went on to become a human...
I wrote a blog post on 16 September 2011 about a crystal-ball gazing piece I had written in 2005 foreseeing the scene in 2025. Some bits of that forecast have come true, especially the bit about the ISA being repealed...
Imagine you have just won the elections for control of a major national political party. And one of the first things you do is address a rally calling for refugee rights. Hard to imagine, right? After all, in many...
It is laughable what some desperate agents resort to when confronted with a real estate bubble. But the gimmick reveals what players in the industry are adept at doing: creating an illusion or 'image', a sense of exclusivity to...
It is to our collective shame that we have allowed this crisis to engulf us in the very year that Asean is supposed to set up its much touted Asean Community. First of all, how did this crisis happen? Aliran...
Never mind the United States and Singapore. Look at how the ringgit is faring against the baht in post-coup Thailand. We are even slipping against the Indonesian Rupiah of late. Where are we heading?
One of the factors contributing to the persistent fiscal deficit in Malaysia has been the deliberate and gradual reduction of income tax rates over the years. From a fairly progressive tax system, Malaysia has moved towards a regressive tax system....

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