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Wong Chun Wai

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Past articles by Wong:

Churning up political mud

Comment by Wong Chun Wai THE characters in the latest, widely circula­ted sex video could have been irrelevant. → Read More

Churning up political mud

Comment by Wong Chun Wai THE characters in the latest, widely circula­ted sex video could have been irrelevant. → Read More

A maverick man in black

HE has been called all kinds of names. You either love him or loathe him, there are no two ways about it. His admirers think he is a genius while his nemeses say he is an opportunist, but a modern, more neutral word to describe him would be unconventional. → Read More

A maverick man in black

HE has been called all kinds of names. You either love him or loathe him, there are no two ways about it. His admirers think he is a genius while his nemeses say he is an opportunist, but a modern, more neutral word to describe him would be unconventional. → Read More

The passing of a great singer

Datuk Dahlan Zainuddin’s demise is also the passing of an era where many non-Malay singers could deliver hit songs in Bahasa Malaysia. → Read More

The passing of a great singer

Datuk Dahlan Zainuddin’s demise is also the passing of an era where many non-Malay singers could deliver hit songs in Bahasa Malaysia. → Read More

Economic value of language

Comment by Wong Chun Wai NO one thought that China would one day become a super power. → Read More

Economic value of language

Comment by Wong Chun Wai NO one thought that China would one day become a super power. → Read More

S.M. Idris, the man who stood up for all of us

HE was simply S.M. Mohamed Idris to everyone. He didn’t need to be addressed as Tuan Idris. He didn’t even believe in being titled; he was happy being referred to as just S.M. Idris. In fact, to many, he was Uncle Idris. → Read More

S.M. Idris, the man who stood up for all of us

HE was simply S.M. Mohamed Idris to everyone. He didn’t need to be addressed as Tuan Idris. He didn’t even believe in being titled; he was happy being referred to as just S.M. Idris. In fact, to many, he was Uncle Idris. → Read More

It’s time for Penang to reinvent itself

State must move up the value chain to reclaim its lost stature of ‘Penang leads’. → Read More

Firefly back in business with Singapore

Comment by Wong Chun Wai IT’S good news, not just for Malaysia Airlines Berhad, but for many Malaysians who prefer to use the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang to fly to Singapore. → Read More

Tok Mat ‘the galvaniser’

Comment - By Wong Chun Wai Barisan Nasional’s victory in the Rantau by-election is a huge achievement for the opposition coalition, unlike the previous Cameron Highlands and Semenyih successes. This has the hallmarks of a significant difference. → Read More

Marrying when it’s convenient

Political parties should not stoke the fires of racial and religious controversy at the expense of national unity. → Read More

A true Malaysian to the end

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Dr Goh Cheng Teik was a Member of Parliament, political scientist, aca­demician and writer. But most of all, he was a true Malaysian. → Read More

Toast to an outstanding leader

Comment - By Wong Chun Wai WHEN Petronas chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (pic) was named as one of the 100 global Brand Guardians for 2019, almost all the media dutifully reported it but they were all published in the business section. → Read More

Malu apa, bro!

WE seem to be heading towards a dangerous edge. There is now an emerging culture of shamelessness. → Read More

Kicking up a fuss over a dance

I am finding it hard to comprehend the brouhaha over the episode where Attorney General Tommy Thomas, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, who is in charge of law, danced at a recent law fraternity dinner. → Read More

Nurul Izzah quits PKR party: It's not something that was decided overnight

IT'S 3pm and way past lunchtime, and Nurul Izzah Anwar has finally found time to have her meal. She is joined by her two children and a family member. But her phone is ringing incessantly. PKR leaders and members are shocked that she has just announced her decision to quit as party vice-president. Some think it is fake news. Others think that this is just theatrics from her and that she would… → Read More

Nurul Izzah: It’s not something that was decided overnight

IT’S 3pm and way past lunchtime, and Nurul Izzah Anwar has finally found time to have her meal. She is joined by her two children and a family member. → Read More