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Being An Encik In The Land Of A Million Datuks

April 29, 2007

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People have often asked me how it feels like to be an Encik in the land of a million Datuks. I tell them, with no hint of arrogance, that it hasn’t always been easy. Whenever I’m abroad attending important conferences, foreign men and women of great stature and position come up to me and ask […]

Elections In An Immature Nation

April 21, 2007

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One of our most dreaded moments is the election period, when the entire country transforms into a political madhouse and all other activities take a backseat to accommodate the few individuals who have mastered the art of disguising empty rhetoric as “fiery speeches”, and the thousands of people who have nothing better to do than […]

Malaysia Boleh Menerjun

April 15, 2007

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Antara peninggalan Mahathir Mohamad yang paling ketara sebagai Perdana Menteri ialah semangat Malaysia Boleh. Slogan ini, yang pada asalnya bertujuan meningkatkan keyakinan kita, telah termutasi kepada sebuah keghairahan untuk mencipta rekod-rekod yang kurang membanggakan. Genap sebulan yang lalu, sindrom Book-of-Records ini datang balik dengan pembukaan kompleks mahkamah terbesar di dunia. Kini, penyakit yang susah diubati […]