Malaysia

Lim Guan Eng and the house that jolted the party

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Vanitha Nadaraj In a middle-class neighbourhood of Penang, its chief minister Lim Guan Eng bought a double-storey bungalow. It has no swimming pool, he…


“Not if, but when”

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailFollowing the terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March, concerns over the rise of the so-called Islamic State’s influence and activity in Southeast Asia have…



Mahathir’s karma

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Vanitha Nadaraj A former prime minister, coming out of retirement and travelling around the country to persuade the people to oust the sitting prime…


Sarawak shows the way, but Putrajaya not following

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Vanitha Nadaraj The Chinese independent high schools in Malaysia have their own curriculum and their students sit for an independent examination called the Unified…


Malaysia’s brain drain reaching critical stage

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Vanitha Nadaraj Even the super-rich are planning to leave Malaysia. A study shows that 26% of Malaysians who have US$30 million of investable assets…




Mahathir and the Breakfast Club

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy: Vanitha Nadaraj 90-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stood up to tell the media that he wants his one-time protégé to step down at a…


Property market in Malaysia may peak in 2020

Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy: Vanitha Nadaraj The year 2020 may see the overall property market in Malaysia peaking. Until then, investors and property owners will have to put…