Category Archives: About Society and People

Postcard from Kurdistan refugee camps

 I had the pleasure of joining the members of Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation, an NGO on their field trip to two refugee camps outside Erbil Governorate in Kurdistan Province in Iraq last week. The Bahrka Camp was for Iraqi Kurds who were not able to go home … Continue reading…

At the Freddie Mercury memorial

Finally, I made my simple pilgrimage to Montreux to pay homage to the man I admire almost deepest of all – Freddie Mercury. Putting any man on a pedestal is something I don’t do at all, so Freddie Mercury is … Continue reading…

Crazy Rich Asians

I thought that #CrazyRichAsians was thoroughly enjoyable and a runaway success on so many different levels. As a movie that staged an Asian story on the world stage, it did so with distinction. I was truly proud to see so … Continue reading…

Malaysia’s Dr Zeti and the future of the GST

It was an honour to have Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz make the overnight flight to Beijing on 23 May to receive the Bill Seidman Lifetime Achievement Award from The Asian Banker despite her tight schedule in the middle of … Continue reading…

To my dear Malay friends, let’s save Malaysia together… Rakan-rakan Melayu saya, marilah selamatkan Malaysia bersama-sama …

Going back to vote in the Malaysian elections on 9 May is not even a question. Malaysia is a country in crisis and all the best and brightest of its children from around the world will go home to make … Continue reading…

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 – a failure in design

The Arrival concourse in Terminal 4 is already a very apt and unimaginative welcome to a boring Singapore.
Based on my first cursory walk about in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 on Sunday, arriving on a CX flight, it is my … Continue reading…