Tabung Haji Azmi, quips Azmi Arshad

Here are lessons to learn from all the unwarranted silly fuss from the Tabung Haji – 1MDB sale and acquisition. Azmi Arshad puts it wittily to us on how we have been made fools from the distortions and misrepresentations hurled by zealous critics. Lessons shared are lessons learned. Intelligence shared is intelligence doubled. Alhamdulillah I…

Taib the target before, Najib the target today

Clare Rewcastle Brown is having great fun with selectively publicising stolen documents on her blog portal Sarawak Report.  She has been careful to tell MalaysiaKini that , “…I had neither forged nor hacked to get this material…”.  We are glad she made this clear.  That Clare didn’t forge or hack in this case is reassuring,…

Bar President misled public on Anwar case

The first thing that came to mind when we read the press release of the Malaysian Bar issued on February 11t by its President, Christopher Leong, on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction, was the President misrepresenting the law and facts on the case. We were in utter disbelief as to how a President who is…

Comedy of error in court by Shahnaz’s lawyer

News clips from media archives have been retrieved to confirm a contentious circus that transpired Wednesday at the Shariah High Court in Kuala Lumpur before Judge Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab.  It was argued that Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib had brought an unmarried Australian woman to the wedding of his sibling…

Democracy under seige

Bridget Welsh is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for East Asia Democratic Studies of the National Taiwan University. She is based in Southeast Asia, where she works on Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries in the region. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment. Recently she wrote – Between…

Tech More: The Telegraph China Apple Tech Tim Cook Speaks Out About Horrifying Documentary Showing Apple’s Working Conditions In China

Here is an example of a brand casualty that was repaired through an immediate planned programme of public relations action. Rhiannon Williams from The Telegraph has the story .. Tim Cook is “deeply offended” by the BBC’s allegations that Apple mistreats workers in its Chinese factories where the company’s iPhones and iPads are assembled. The BBC’s…