Technocrats the way to go in politics; Political considerations have not served Indonesians well in several sectors, and capable and honest administrators are needed

Updated: Tuesday March 18, 2014 MYT 10:42:13 AM

Technocrats the way to go in politics

BY KARIM RASLAN

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Gita Wirjawan

Political considerations have not served Indonesians well in several sectors, and capable and honest administrators are needed.

ON Jan 31, 2014, Gita Wirjawan, who was Indonesia’s Trade Minister, surprised everyone by resigning from his Cabinet post in order to concentrate on his nascent political career. Read more of this post

Two ‘kampung boys’ vie for the big shoes left behind by former Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud

Updated: Tuesday March 18, 2014 MYT 7:32:33 AM

Embracing the spirit of diversity

BY JOCELINE TAN

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Muhyiddin (right) greeting BN candidate Yussibnosh Balo during nomination day for the Balingian by-election. – ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

Two ‘kampung boys’ vie for the big shoes left behind by former Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. Read more of this post

Question your sources of information

Updated: Tuesday March 18, 2014 MYT 12:14:39 PM

Question your sources of information

BY NORLIN WAN MUSA

When I was small, my parents used to drag me to all kinds of kenduri (feasts) by relatives, family friends and neighbours. My siblings and I often attended loads of ceremonies celebrating significant life events like weddings and the birth of a newborn. Read more of this post

Indonesian banks seen as less attractive due to shareholding restrictions

Updated: Tuesday March 18, 2014 MYT 6:59:17 AM

Indonesian banks seen as less attractive due to shareholding restrictions

BY DALJIT DHESI

PETALING JAYA: Banks in Indonesia are becoming less attractive to Malaysian financial institutions because of ownership restrictions. Read more of this post

Malaysia’s MRT Line 2 excites market, but contract awards may be a year away

Updated: Tuesday March 18, 2014 MYT 6:26:52 AM

MRT Line 2 excites market, but contract awards may be a year away

BY NG BEI SHAN

PETALING JAYA: News that the second line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has been approved excites the market, with big-cap construction stocks making notable gains. Read more of this post

Malaysia’s MRT Line 2 excites market, but contract awards may be a year away

Updated: Tuesday March 18, 2014 MYT 6:26:52 AM

MRT Line 2 excites market, but contract awards may be a year away

BY NG BEI SHAN

PETALING JAYA: News that the second line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has been approved excites the market, with big-cap construction stocks making notable gains. Read more of this post

From Youtiao dough fritter pushcart to 20-outlet franchise chain

From pushcart to franchise chain

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By Jessica Lim

MyPaper

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014

It all began with a pushcart in the 1920s. Read more of this post

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