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Remembering Merdeka

August 30, 2014

Remembering Merdeka

by Tunku Abdul Aziz@www.nst.my.com

MANY of the 300 young Malayans, men and women, who heard the news first-hand ahead of the official announcement in Malacca, that their country would be an independent nation on August 31, 1957 are, sadly, no longer with us to celebrate the 57th Merdeka anniversary tomorrow. 916 more words

Politics

57 Years of Trials, Tribulations and Successes

August 30, 2014

57 Years of Trials, Tribulations and Successes

by Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar@www.nst.com.my

THE number “57” has a significant meaning. Malaysia, born in 1957, will be 57 this year. 758 more words

Politics

Ethnic Inequalities in Malaysia remain after 57 Years of Independence

August 27, 2014

Ethnic Inequalities in Malaysia remain after 57 Years of Independence

by Jenni Dixon (received via e-mail)

Ethnicity has played a major role in Malaysian political and economic policy since the inception of the federation in 1963. 1,086 more words

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DISGRACE

August 2, 2014

DISGRACE

by Tariq Ali (07-31-2014)

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2014/07/31/tariq-ali/disgrace/

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, denounced the bombing of the UN school in Gaza as ‘outrageous’ and ‘unjustifiable’. 693 more words

Governance

BOOK REVIEW: Shankaran Nambiar's The Malaysian Economy: Rethinking Policies & Purposes

July 30, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Shankaran Nambiar’s new book, The Malaysian Economy: Rethinking Policies & Purposes 

by Tricia Yeoh@ http://www.thesundaily.com.my

FEW writers and analysts are able to both identify precisely the challenges facing the Malaysian economy as well as communicate these in a manner easy to digest. 784 more words

Governance

Has GDP outgrown its use?

July 7, 2014

Has GDP outgrown its use?

By David Pilling, July 4, 2014@ http://www.ft.com

Governments and the media obsess about it while statisticians endlessly fiddle – but what is the real point of GDP and can it ever be accurately measured? 1,262 more words

Economics

The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown – Book Review

July 6, 2014

The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown – review

by Richard Reeves — The Guardian, Thursday 3 July 2014 10.00 BS… 1,390 more words

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