With Liew Chin Tong, Ooi Kee Beng and Wan Hamidi Hamid.
Dr Ooi Kee Beng, the deputy director of the Institute of South-east Asian Studies, talks to P N Balji about why Malaysia-Singapore relations are on a high, how attitudes on both sides have changed and whether the abang-adek relationship is still a simmering factor. For The Independent, October 2, 2013 (http://theindependent.sg/how-good-are-singapore-malaysia-ties/) Q. Malaysia- Singapore relations … Continue reading
By Dr Ooi Kee Beng (9 January 2012) for BBC Online To the great surprise of many of his followers, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was found not guilty of the sodomy charge brought against him by a former aide. High Court judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah declared him innocent early on Monday morning, while huge … Continue reading
By Teo Cheng Wee in The Straits Times, KUALA LUMPUR, 21 May 2011 It has been burned by angry protesters, while opposition supporters have used it to publicly wrap nasi lemak to show their disdain. Arguably no newspaper in Malaysia evokes stronger emotions than Utusan Malaysia, the Umno-owned Malay daily which has been at the forefront of … Continue reading
By Alan Ting for BERNAMA KUALA LUMPUR Tuesday, 17 May 2011– Although the People’s Action Party won more than two-thirds majority in the recent Singapore general election, its popular votes dropped and the opposition made inroads. There are a few reasons for this that political parties on this side of the causeway may want to digest … Continue reading
By Tarani Palani, for Free Malaysia Today, May 14, 2011 Utusan Malaysia’s contentious headline is a ‘ploy’ by right wingers within Umno for Najib Tun Razak to take a hardline stand on Malay issue, says a political analyst. PETALING JAYA: The latest Christian Malaysia controversy propagated by Malay daily, Utusan Malaysia, whilst merely a “wayang” involving … Continue reading