Malaysian Politics and its intricacies

Malaysian Politics and its intricacies

SOMEONE who was in the corridors of national power recently intimated while we discussed national politics that it is time the nation moved from both Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and “prime minister-in-waiting”, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. While that summation neatly captures what animates much of the political goings-on of the moment, there is

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Hun Sen must take heed

Hun Sen must take heed

In his quest for absolute control and to prolong his stay in power, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has turned the country into a de facto one-party state and prepared his eldest son for a dynastic succession. This quest has been pursued at the cost of his people’s political and civil rights. And in light

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Tactical Nukes: Armageddon on the Installment Plan

Tactical Nukes: Armageddon on the Installment Plan

How’s this for a nice little nightmare? Imagine that Iran responds to another Qassem Soleimani-style provocation with a missile barrage that sinks a $40-billion aircraft carrier with 6,000 personnel on board. The US response is ferocious. But then comes the unexpected: a nuclear-tipped SLBM, or submarine-launched ballistic missile, that scores a direct hit on central

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