EI SUN OH

By
0

FOR the sake of convenience, whenever I travel to Kuala Lumpur for work, I usually stay near the KLCC twin towers, the iconic building complex that has come to symbolize the modern bustling urbanscape that is Kuala Lumpur. I can, in most circumstances, travel a short distance to meet the…

By
0

FOR those of us from developing countries, being able to study abroad, especially in developed countries, is always a privilege. All my siblings were accorded the privilege to do so during our university years, my eldest brother having studied in the United Kingdom, while my late second brother and myself…

By
0

MALAYSIA is a multiracial, multi-religious and thereby multicultural country. In addition to the Malays, Indians and Chinese in West Malaysia, there are a number of native communities in East Malaysia as well, such as the Ibans in Sarawak and the Kadazans in Sabah. A somewhat pleasant result of these multiplicity…

By
0

I READ with keen interest and high encouragement the news about the Philippines and the United States conducting joint anti-piracy naval patrols in the Sulu Sea which borders my home state of Sabah. As I have mentioned many times before, the main scourge infesting the coastal areas of the Sulu…

By
0

THE American political system provides for the legislative and executive branches to be elected separately and there are official check-and-balance functions between them, with a “third watch” kept by a (hopefully) vigilant judicial branch. It is no secret that I think such a rigorous separation of powers is far superior…

By
0

IT is always interesting to try to describe and comment upon an election in a Commonwealth country for non-Commonwealth readers, the Commonwealth being the somewhat loose consortium of former British colonies which more or less share the British political and electoral system. More so when the election took place in…

By
0

THE annual Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) which took place early this month in Singapore was billed as a supra-regional forum for defense ministers and experts from around and beyond the Asia-Pacific region to congregate and discuss primarily but not exclusively regional security issues. In the many years that I have taken…

By
0

I AM very tempted to just continue with my recent commentary series on Sabah and Malaysian politics, as what is happening politically in a neighboring country would perhaps interest Filipino readers as well. But what happened recently in the southern part of the Philippines, as well as elsewhere in the…

By
0

IN my last article, I mentioned the Malaysian Islamist party PAS’ recent decision to so-called “go it alone” in the next Malaysian general elections, instead of coordinating their election strategy with that of the main opposition coalition. I argued that in essence, this is nothing but a shrouded decision to…

By
0

WE continue with the political developments in neighboring Sabah. In the last article, we mentioned a sort of conglomerate of some of the minor opposition parties in Sabah, called the United Sabah Alliance (USA), which appears to want to keep on emphasizing their Sabah origins. This was of course ostentatiously…

1 2 3 4 5 7