Opinion

America’s Spy System: Why didn’t it work?

If the US National Security Agency’s massive electronic spy system didn’t catch the murderous jihadist lovers, Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook, what is it for? Tashfeen entered the United States in July of 20... Read More...
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Opinion: No Indonesian Welcome Mat for the IMF

On Sept.1 and 2, Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the IMF are scheduled to visit ndonesia. While President Joko Widodo and some of his ministers have already rolled out the welcome mat for them, it shoul... Read More...
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Opinion: Malaysia’s Broken System

It is ironic that a chorus of leaders from the United Malays National Organization have accused critics of scandal-scarred Prime Minister Najib Razak of “seeking to destroy parliamentary democracy in Malaysia.”... Read More...
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Opinion: The Music has Stopped in Malaysia

As Malaysian markets, bonds and the ringgit plunge, futile Bank Negara interventions fail and the last remaining cash reserves melt down day in day out, all we observe from far afield is a multilayered music ch... Read More...
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Opinion: Who Will Stand Up to Najib?

The news this week that former strongman Mahathir Mohamad and his one-time rival for power, Tengku Razaleigh, have met in KL to discuss forming a “unity government” to take over from scandal-plagued Prime Minis... Read More...