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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...
More than 5000 people were massacred in Penang under "a purge through cleansing" by Japanese forces during World War II and their bodies buried in mass graves including the site of the Rifle Range flats, Bukit Dumbar, Batu...
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...
Hangzhou's new 48km Metro rail line costs RM11bn. How much is the 51km Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT going to cost? RM50bn? What's more, the Hangzhou line has to use complex technology as it runs underneath the West lake, Qiantang...
It is not just in Malaysia that people are concerned about 1MDB. Apparently, certain parties in the Middle-East are getting a bit jittery. This was the lead in the Business section of the Gulf Times on 15 January 2015. ...
Large contracts have been awarded under a so-called "Automated Enforcement System" to Australian and German firms linked to two obscure local firms holding lucrative concessions for the supply and operation of more than a thousand traffic cameras and related...
By now, 1MDB has supposedly "redeemed" US$2.3bn from a fund registered in the Cayman Islands. Of this amount, the firm says US$1.2bn (60 per cent) had been "redeemed" earlier, as reflected in its 31 March 2014 accounts. On 13...
I was planning to write something about this ban, but a Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil beat me to it in this piece published in Malaysian Insider. I just want to add two more points to what Kamal has written: the...
"They" have acted quickly: "they" have removed the post about Bangladesh citizens allegedly being given voting rights in Malaysia. This is what the site looks like now. I thought this might happen - but I didn't think they would work...
Finding it tough to keep your head financially above water? Read this if you want to know where Malaysia stands in Asia in terms of income inequality and some of the factors driving this inequality. Malaysia has a Gini...

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