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Did Umno save Malays from poverty?

Prime Minister and Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently announced proudly how the party has managed to rescue the Malays and Bumiputra from abject poverty. 439 more words

Public Interest

The Russian Revolution

Vladimir Lenin

At the beginning of World War I was a nation in turmoil. The reforms promised after the Revolution of 1905 never materialized and poverty persisted as the economy worsened. 118 more words

World War I

Austerity as the new Normal: For Malaysia?

February 23, 2016

Austerity as the new Normal: For Malaysia?

Can the nation knuckle down to the new normalcy of low commodity prices, sharp currency depreciation and reduced dependence on foreign labour? 896 more words

Governance

TPPA-- Malaysia gets to keep the NEP

February 14, 2016

TPPA– Malaysia gets to keep the NEP

by Dr Shankaran Nambiar

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com

Malaysia’s leadership must be extremely satisfied on two counts: their success in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and the Parliament’s favourable position on the agreement. 914 more words

ASEAN

TPPA and the State of Discourse in Malaysia

February 2, 2016

TPPA and the State of Discourse in Malaysia

by Wan Saiful Wan Jan

http://www.thestar.com

You cannot allow others to determine how you dance, or you might win some battles but you will not be able to cope in the overall war. 949 more words

Governance

Malaysia's Million Ringgit Man's Leap of Faith in TPPA

January 28, 2016

Malaysia’s Million Ringgit Man’s Leap of Faith in TPPA–Good For Malaysia and Malaysians

by Tan Sri Shahrir Samad

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com

When I first heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), I, like most parties, felt very uncomfortable and anxious at the thought of Malaysia entering into negotiations for an agreement that was led and dominated by the United States of America. 1,435 more words

Governance

TPPA: To Sign or Not to Sign

January 16, 2016

TPPA: To Sign or Not to Sign

by Lim Teck Ghee

The TPPA is neither a poison pill nor a panacea. While there is a price to pay, the Government has made the right choice by opting to join it.

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Governance