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...
So now the EPF is set to take over RHB. The first question that comes to mind is, isn't the EPF biting off more than it can chew? What does it know about managing a bank - or even supervising...
It looks like some of our planners are on a dam-building spree, even though the Bakun Dam is expected to produce electricity that the country does not really need for now. For one thing, Malaysia has a 40 per cent...
So is the bumi share of corporate equity 18.9 per cent? Or 45 per cent? Here's something to think about this weekend. In many ways, the NEP 30 per cent target has become almost sacrosanct. On it hinges much of...
When are petroleum royalties not petroleum royalties? When they are deemed to be "goodwill funds", of course. If you suffer from insomnia, then wading through the Malaysian Auditor General's report may be just the thing for you. But then again,...
It looks like the FTA negotiations between the United States and Malaysia - now in a crucial phase - are not going to be easy to conclude. For one thing, there is the whole issue of government procurement and...

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