No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
With the watershed May 9 general elections having swept into power the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act (AFNA) 2018 is merely a matter of time. One of the problematic piece of legislation singled out in the election campaign, AFNA 2018 owes its...
Disinformation: Economic Loss and Short-run Gains
Since the 2016 US Presidential Election, the term ‘fake news’ has come to the forefront. The Trump administration had widely used the poorly defined term to discredit journalists who do not share Trump’s political views. The catch-all term has been largely polit...
Whither post-Vision 2020?
IT has been eight months since Pakatan Harapan formed the federal government. Although the PH government has elucidated much of its short-term policy direction thus far, the long-term goals are still uncertain. In the meantime, analysts will continue to fall back on Buku Harapan ...
Long and Difficult Process
WHAT a difference a year makes. Just 12 months ago, few Malaysians expected the political tsunami that swept the country. Many desperately wanted change but most were resigned to another term of crazy rich Asian money politics. Five months later, a new government was in place for...
Keeping the World on Edge
THE shape of the world, or more specifically the world’s mess, would start to come into focus around the first quarter of 2019. Britain’s relationship with the EU, and vice-versa – otherwise known as Brexit – is due to be formalised by March 29. The prospect of ot...

More Clarity Still Needed

JUST when everyone seemed inured to shocking details about 1MDB, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporters appeared to have come up with more. Investigative...
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Trumpism and the Future of American Global Leadership

Eschewing from his predecessors’ policies and commitments, Trumpism paved the way for a new chapter for American international engagements. As far as performance evaluation goes, the mid-term elections seems to be a good time as any. Beyond its domestic concerns, it is also a growing source of uncertainty for the broader international community.