Dennis Ignatius

Dennis Ignatius
Dennis Ignatius is a former ambassador.

In a season of mistrust, some hope for the nation

Both Dong Zong and the government could have better managed the whole Jawi issue.

What the influenza epidemic says about government priorities

Providing free and timely vaccinations should take priority over new cars for ministers or flying cars for that matter.

Should DAP leave the government?

With all hope of a Malaysia Baru gone, DAP can explore new avenues to pursue the reform agenda or go the way of the MCA.

Mahathir’s done some wrongs, but he’s right about Modi et al

The government's selective concern, however, has made Malaysians ignore human rights for all and to think in racial narratives.

Dr M’s old ideas clash with new realities in KL Summit

The KL Summit was another missed opportunity for Muslim nations to take ownership of their own failure.

Time for a third force?

At the end of the day, Malaysians have every reason to be disappointed and disillusioned.

The phoney war against corruption

Until there is a truly independent and ruthless system of tackling corruption in the government, we are only fooling ourselves if we think we're combating it.

Does communism pose a threat to national security?

We have long gone past that stage where communism as an ideology holds any attraction to Malaysians.

Billions lost in defence procurement scandals

And while these issues took place during the former administration, the question now is what is PH going to do about it.

Deep state, poor leadership and plain incompetence

Until PH finds the courage to confront the civil service, implement reforms it will remain a drag on this and any other administration.

Chin Peng: Lies, bigotry and double standards

In Malaysia, it’s not the crime that matters as much as one’s religious or racial background.

Malaysia’s erratic foreign policy

Putrajaya is now reaching out to North Korea, despite having nothing to gain and everything to lose from closer relations with Pyongyang.

Mischief brewing in Batu constituency

It’s time PH leaders start prioritising the interests of the people and the nation instead of their own egos and ambitions.

Nothing will change without change in leadership

Despite alarming signs of voter disenchantment in Tanjung Piai, prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad insisted that there was nothing to worry about.

Mahathir’s succession games

The prime minister remains as elusive as ever on his plans to hand power to Anwar Ibrahim.

No kafirs here, only citizens

Non-Muslim Malaysians are citizens with equal rights and privileges and we refuse to accept second-class status in our own country.

The succession issue and Dr M’s nuclear option

By pandering to Ketuanan ideologues, PKR and DAP have been warned that if they push Mahathir too far, he has a nuclear option at hand.

Just another comical day in Malaysia Baru

We may have our differences at home with some local Muslim leaders but it shouldn’t blind us to the terrible plight of the Uighurs.

UM student protester deserves our respect

This young student displayed more courage and integrity than most of our politicians.

Tigers everywhere: Malaysia’s terrorism mystery

Many things don’t add up, like the absence of reports anywhere of an LTTE revival.

A budget in search of a vision

What exactly is going on? It is hard to figure out what vision animated the recently-announced 2020 budget.

Haram to be Malaysian?

Resolutions and statements at the recently concluded Kongres Maruah Melayu detailed the agenda of the emerging ‘Malaysia for Malay’ construct.

Behold, the ‘new normal’ in Malaysia Baru

Dignity cannot be built upon bigotry, intolerance and extremism.

Hypocrisy and hyperbole at the UN

World leaders, including Malaysia's prime minister, were selective in their criticisms of nation-states at the recent UN General Assembly.