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Paul Wolfowitz

Letters

Time to call last orders over further tax cuts

Tuesday, 5 June, 2007, 12:00am

Keep politics out of the World Bank

After an agonising and argumentative few weeks, the stubborn and self-righteous Paul Wolfowitz has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as World Bank president, effective at the end of next month. Yet his resignation should be the beginning - not the end - of the affair, otherwise the already grave wounds inflicted on the bank may prove fatal.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Anwar's opponents attempt to link him to Wolfowitz scandal

Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim has become entangled in the downfall of Paul Wolfowitz amid allegations that he wrote a letter requesting that the World Bank president's girlfriend be transferred to a high-paying job with the Foundation for the Future, which Mr Anwar chairs.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Integrity is core to rebuilding World Bank

The rich nations that fund the World Bank have been handed a golden opportunity to reform the institution now that wrangling over the future of its president, Paul Wolfowitz, has ended with his resignation. Much needs to be done to restore confidence in the organisation, and that work must start with openly choosing a qualified successor imbued with integrity.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Letters

'Canyon-effect' claim is unfounded

The article 'Fears towers in Central will cause 'canyon' effect' (April 15) alleges that the Urban Renewal Authority is one of those guilty of creating a 'canyon effect trapping polluted air and (destroying) a 'mini history book' of the city'. This allegation is unfounded. I write to put things in their proper perspective.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hawk with a broken wing

It was possibly the shortest of the hundreds of angry messages posted on the World Bank's staff website. But in the week bank president Paul Wolfowitz was accused of fixing up his girlfriend with a cosy new, highly paid job, it captured both the humour of the situation and the scale of his employees' sense of outrage.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

World Bank chief a liability and has to go

Paul Wolfowitz confounded some critics of his appointment as World Bank president, not that the neoconservative Bush loyalist and key architect of the Iraq invasion appeared troubled by his detractors.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

A global financial voice for China

Students of history love to speculate on the relative importance of grand movements of change - such as the rise and fall of civilisations, the emergence of great leaders, epic battles and mere accidental events - in affecting history.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

End the power monopoly at global financial bodies

When the governing board of the World Bank meets this week, it is expected to endorse the nomination of US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz as the bank's next president. In doing so, without giving serious consideration to any other candidate, the board will pass up a chance to introduce democracy to one of the world's leading anti-poverty institutions.

28 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Why Saddam was doomed even before 9/11

It was hardly news to hear someone in Washington claiming that the Bush administration had decided to go after Saddam Hussein before the September 11 attacks, with or without evidence of weapons of mass destruction.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am