Davos: Malaysia cannot afford to absent itself again

White snow covered much of Davos, plunging the temperature at this little hilly town in eastern Switzerland drastically from minus 9 degrees Celsius to minus 20. But, even such a severe chill failed to check the enthusiasm of 2,250 politico-economic and cultural elites across the world to discuss various issues affecting our world today.  … Continue reading Davos: Malaysia cannot afford to absent itself again

Malaysia-Japan ties set to grow

MALAYSIA’S outward looking foreign and trade policies have always embraced all countries, regardless of size, power or wealth. With poorer countries, Malaysia practises a “prosper thy neighbour” policy for security and improved trade prospects. With richer countries, the purpose is mutually enriching trade and investment arrangements. In the context of Asian regionalism, this has taken… Continue reading Malaysia-Japan ties set to grow

Political flattery reaches dizzying new heights

Flattery, it seems, has become the order of the day within the highest corridors of power. When in doubt, praise, flatter, curry favour, back-scratch and/or ingratiate. You can’t go wrong. And your success is guaranteed as well, and instantly, too. If any proof is needed, just re-read this news item that appeared over the Songkran… Continue reading Political flattery reaches dizzying new heights