Malaysians are so riveted by the Altantuya murder case that they didn't notice that another foreign national has died in Malaysia in mysterious circumstances. Well, I wouldn't blame them as the news went unreported in the local media. Vipin V...
What happens when one day you go to the petrol station and find that there is no more petrol? One of the main worries in many countries these days is that the oil is running out. All the while, political...
We are told Bigger is Better. Big Airports, Big Bridges, Big Corporations, Big Shopping Malls, Big Dams, Bigger Banks, Bigger Plantation Firms, Bigger Highways (oh, what a nuisance, the oil is running out though) and even Big Agriculture. And...
It is not difficult to "cook the books", as most accountants will be aware. But what about the external auditors? They are supposed to be independent and professional, right? In theory. Far too often though, the partners of audit firms...
So a special audit of Transmile Group has discovered that its revenue for 2005 and 2006 may have been overstated by over RM500 million ringgit. Gulp! Let me say that again s-l-o-w-l-y: over RM500 million. And its pre-tax profit for...
So Wolfowitz goes without being held accountable for his criminal scheming against Iraq. After I wrote the piece below, an academic friend told me, "Although he did have to step down, it was hardly a fall -- guy walks away...
In February, newspapers reported that government-owned RapidKL would take over the management of the bus system in Penang, putting an end to Penangites' public transport woes after years of shoddy bus service. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said...
So I gather some see this by-election as a proxy battle between Najib and Anwar. Others see it as a mini-referendum on the Barisan Nasional's performance. Then again, there are many who are totally put off by the way...
Whenever we talk of marginalised groups, many of us tend to think of migrant workers, Orang Asli, refugees, plantation workers and squatters, people with HIV/AIDS. Often, we tend to overlook the fact that many of the senior citizens among us...
You may not have noticed, but a classic PR battle is being waged between the agrichemical industry and anti-paraquat campaigners. Round One went to the anti-paraquat campaigners, when they succeeded in getting the Malaysian government to ban the dangerous pesticide. The...

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