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I sometimes come across Christians with a distorted view of the Middle East. Blindly supporting Israel, they fail to see that oppressive and expansionist Zionist policies have led to much misery and suffering among Palestinians, who live in dehumanising...
When people think of the World Bank, the image they often see in their minds is one of a global financial institution that provides loans to developing nations to raise their standard of living. That is basically the picture...
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...
Things can go drastically wrong when banks are poorly regulated - as we saw during the 1998-98 Asian economic crisis. The problem is further compounded when political connections come into the picture. During the 1990s, I personally saw how...