Category Archives: About Society and People

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…

Meilin, you didn’t say goodbye

Dear Meilin,
When I heard the news, my first instinct was to text you. This is a bad joke to start the year with, and a quick reply from you would have got that out of the way. We had half … Continue reading…

Let’s all thank Donald Trump

No, I have not gone off my rockers, but notwithstanding everything that is wrong about him, we do have three very important points to thank Donald Trump for.
 
1.      Firstly, we must thank him for standing up to be … Continue reading…

Happy 50th anniversary, Amos Yee

(Long. Best read over 2-3 sittings)
On this eve of Singapore’s much anticipated 50th anniversary, my mind kept going back to that smart alec who spooked the entire island just after Lee Kuan Yew died. Somehow, despite the rude, insolent … Continue reading…