By Wan Saiful Wan Jan for Sin Chew Daily, 25 Feb 2017                             Have you ever bought fake products like fake branded watches or fake branded football jersey? D [...]
First published in Freemalaysiatoday. KUALA LUMPUR: In the government’s quest to enhance public universities’ financial autonomy, it must ensure proper steps are put in place to prevent leakages, corruption and abuse of power. Past incidences have [...]
Published by The Sun Daily on the 14th February 2017 The budget cut forced on several universities has thrust the issue of “autonomy” into the limelight again – albeit more focused on “financially autonomy”. Specifically un [...]
Published by The Star on the 14th February 2017 LAST Wednesday, Feb 8, was the 114th birthday of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj. That was also the seventh anniversary of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), the organisation th [...]
First published in FEBRUARY 11 — There’s a T-shirt produced by the NGO Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia which reads “RACISM is so yesterday.” I wish it were the case but the reality is actually quite different. Racism and the poli [...]
Published in the Straits Times by Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, IDEAS Council Member When American President-elect Donald Trump called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement a “disaster” and vowed to pull out of it as soon as he too [...]
Published in The Sun Daily on 23 November 2016 IN the lead-up to Bersih 5, many conversations with friends centred on whether there was any point in having street rallies. Many felt that despite large turnouts to such protests over the last few ye [...]