AS a party to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, how well do our government ministers understand Malaysia’s obligations under this international treaty and local laws on international cooperation on criminal matters? Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s recent snubbing of the inquiry by a French court into the Scorpene submarines scandal suggest ignorance, at the very least.
Who’s a traitor?By Deborah Loh
LEMBAH Pantai Member of Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwar may have been disingenuous when she repeated a minister’s Parliamentary statement about Malaysia’s submarines to a foreign newspaper. But does her speaking to a foreign audience constitute being a traitor as she has been called?
Western media spotlight off NajibBy Claire Brownell
Najib? Qui? Corrected on 10 July 2009 at 1.05pm NAJIB, who? (Corrected) If you ask a journalist at a Western media organisation what she or he thinks about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, that’s probably the answer you’ll get. “The world doesn’t care about Malaysia except when there is a ‘man bites dog’ story […]