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Sunzi and the Art of Bad Leadership

By OOI KEE BENG. This article first appeared in Forum, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on May 31, 2021 – June 06, 2021. LAMENTING OVER the lack of leadership grows more common by the day, especially during a crisis, be it 1997, 2008 or 2020. This is true in Malaysia and in most parts of the world — … Continue reading

Merdeka is about the individual, too

By Ooi Kee Beng / The Edge Malaysia | December 10, 2016 This article first appeared in Forum, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on December 5 – 11, 2016. MALAYA GAINED independence on Aug 31, 1957; Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963. Those historic dates mark the end of British colonial control over the Malay peninsula and … Continue reading

Polls of countless issues

By Ooi Kee Beng For The Edge Review [www.theedgereview.com]; 26 April – 2 May 2013 How best to frame Malaysia’s coming general elections for a better understanding of where the country is at? We certainly can’t compare it to a summer’s day. It would be more correct to liken it to a monsoon storm where … Continue reading

It’s the groundswell, stupid

By Ooi Kee Beng For THE EDGE REVIEW, 22 March 2013 A serious prediction of anything important is a throw of the dice. If a correct forecast is made based on secret information about factors that are decisive to an outcome, then that is not really predicting; that’s more like a staged magic act. And … Continue reading