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Dennis Ignatius

Dennis Ignatius
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Dennis Ignatius is a former ambassador with more than 30 years of experience as a Malaysian diplomat.

ECRL: No cause for celebration

It was not a choice between cancellation or renegotiation, but a choice between appeasing China or suffering the consequences.

Rome Statute and the threat to our democracy

We are suddenly seeing demands that more and more issues be referred to the Agong or the rulers for their consent when the constitution itself does not mandate it.

The Suhakam verdict: where’s the outrage?

A government truly committed to democracy would have needed no persuasion to proactively and thoroughly investigate the disappearances.

Mujahid’s reformist facade

The minister has gone from standing alongside a transgender activist to open hostility against them, and now he is praising Salafist preacher Zakir Naik.

Forever pendatang, forever dhimmi, forever grateful

It is the non-Malays, not the Malays, who face an existential threat due to the Ketuanan Melayu ideology and those who support it.

Ketuanan Melayu and the end of Malaysia Baru

Malaysia needs a counter-narrative to the Ketuanan Melayu ideology before the country reaches a point of no return.

Racism, the spoke in the wheel of reforms

Pakatan Harapan leaders must do more to counter the racist claims of Ketuanan Melayu politicians if they are serious about genuine reform in the country.

Nazri’s assault on national unity

Racism appears to be the final retreat of politicians who have served long but done little.

The colour of human misery

We need to move beyond the current blinkered approach of seeing everything through the lens of race and religion.

Hadi’s pain, Mahathir’s gain

We will have to see if kissing Mahathir’s hand will save the PAS president from prosecution.

National interests must prevail over China ties

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's view of the ECRL project is not stuck in the past; it's just grounded in reality.

ECRL: Time to cut our losses and move on

PH promised to scrap the ECRL project prior to the May 9 polls and it's time the government does the right thing and cancel it.

Najib, still the man?

The former prime minister may be down, but he appears to be doing everything he can to make sure that he's not out – and Pakatan Harapan needs to take this seriously.

Hadi, the voice of hypocrisy

Better non-religious politicians committed to serving the people than hypocritical ones hiding behind religion.

The offence of the cross

How a few lights in the shape of a cross can be seen as an affront to the position of Islam in the federation is simply incomprehensible.

PPBM: passion or profit?

PPBM must decide whether it wants to be Umno in disguise or it wants to be a party of vision and exemplary public service.

The week that was: Transgenders, smokers and stupidity

From assaults on transgender people to patronage politics and the ongoing debate on recognition of the UEC, Malaysia is off to a 'fine' start to the year.

Hope & hate in the season of goodwill

However this year, the voices of hate were overwhelmingly drowned out by the voices of hope, tolerance and respect.

The Malay Dilemma revisited

It makes no sense at all to somehow blame others for the unequal distribution of facilities and opportunities when the administration is itself overwhelmingly in Malay hands.

Mahathir and the ICERD affair

Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the only winner in the entire ICERD affair.

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