First Published in TheSunDaily by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak UNIVERSITY autonomy is again back on the front burner. Ideas and Yayasan Sime Darby will be hosting next week the National Higher Education Conference 2017 on how to make our universities mor [...]
First published in Borneo Post Online by  Tunku Abidin Muhriz ON recent occasions where I’ve been asked to speak on our Federal Constitution, I have quoted five legal luminaries from our history: Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sultan Azl [...]
First published for Sin Chew Daily, 7 May 2017 by Wan Saiful Malaysian politics has always been coloured by religion, especially by Islam. This has been the case for centuries. As the country grows and evolves over time, Islam has shaped Malaysia  [...]
First published in the BorneoPost Online by Tunku Zain Al-Abidin The mind works differently when visiting a country you know nothing about, compared to one you think you know something about. In the case of the former, one accepts every new experi [...]
Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2017 by Ali Salman KUALA LUMPUR:  Two years ago, I went to buy the cheapest possible bed set for my home. Away from fancy show rooms, I found a shabby furniture workshop built probably on an illegally  [...]
Conservatively speaking freely, 14 April 2017 Airlines in the USA are crap compared to Middle Eastern and Asian ones, as I learned intimately on the occasions I had to fly within the US.  Thanks to long-standing protectionist policies, only US car [...]
Conservatively speaking freely, 6 April 2017 If I had an antipathetic attitude towards running before being persuaded into it ahead of the Seremban Half Marathon event back in August 2014, I was still repelled by the idea of road cycling in the mo [...]
By Wan Saiful Wan Jan, for Thinking Liberally, The Star, 11 April 2017. It is sometime disheartening to see the spat between Dato’ Sri Najib Razak and Tun Mahathir Mohamad.  Nevertheless, when a sitting Prime Minister is attacked, regardless by wh [...]
First published in Sin Chew Daily, 8 April 2017 by Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel is an Imam at the Jamae Chulia Mosque in Singapore.  Last week on 3 April he was fined SGD4,000 by a Singapore court for committing an act deemed inc [...]
Conservatively speaking freely, 31 March 2017 After I graduated with my Master’s degree in London I did some work for a crossbench (i.e. independent) member of the House of Lords and her think tank which focused on issues relating to demogra [...]
First published in The Edge by Wan Saiful Wan Jan on 28 March 2017 Two years ago Columbia University’s Professor of Political Science Andrew Nathan published a paper in which he noted that analysts from all over are now asking “the extent to which [...]