Tag: Malaysia

Pro-EU Britons Should Learn From The Can-Do Spirit of Lee Kuan Yew Who Made The Best of Singapore’s Exit From Malaysia

Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew was an early proponent of forming a political union with The Federation of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and his home island of Singapore. In 1959, while still under the umbrella of British rule, Singapore’s first election under a new constitution for self-government saw Lee’s People’s […]

Parliamentary Systems Allow Individual Talent to Shine Whilst Minimising Personal Egotism

Of the many myths told about parliamentary governance, one of the most odd is that somehow parliamentary systems are biased against supremely talented individuals who would otherwise rise more rapidly in a literally individual based (rather than party based/manifesto based) presidential system. This argument is flawed for a number of […]

Presidential Systems Allow Mass Media to Promote Fatuous Politicians While Neglecting Intelligent Ones

The US media is in the midst of a collective obsession over a newly elected Congresswoman called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Democratic party. In many ways, Ocasio-Cortez is the liberal version of Donald Trump for the following reasons: –Both enjoy goading their respective bases with radical policies which challenge a long held […]