By Wan Saiful Wan Jan, for Thinking Liberally, The Star, 15 March 2017 I was lucky to be introduced in 2014 to a group of Dutch expatriates living in Malaysia.  They have been volunteering at several refugee learning centres in Kuala Lumpur.  When [...]
By Tricia Yeoh In August 2015, I visited France at a time when the Syrian refugee crisis was just unfolding, causing much uncertainty and consternation. The discussions I had with academics and policy analysts then centred on the trends that seeme [...]
By Wan Saiful Wan Jan, for Sin Chew Daily, 11 March 2017 Anyone interested to objectively study the topic of affirmative action must read the seminal book by Thomas Sowell entitled “Affirmative Actions Around the World”.  The global study of affir [...]
First published in theborneopost by Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin FOR years now, it has become the norm that when a group of senior diplomats, businesspeople or civil society activists assemble to discuss Malaysia, among the first topics of conversation w [...]
Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, recently said the 30% quota of women in decision making roles in the public sector had been successfully met. Catch IDEAS Senior Executive in Communications Shaza Onn on BFM’s Evening Edi [...]
First published in themalaymailonline.com MARCH 22 ― “We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us.” were Tunku Abdul Rahman’s words in his final broadcast to the nation as prime minister on August 30, 1970. This is the promise made duri [...]
For Thinking Liberally, by Wan Saiful Wan Jan first published by The Star 28 Feb 2017 On paper Malaysia has quite a good framework to regulate businesses in Malaysia. The Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) introduced a framework called the R [...]