Hwok-Aun Lee

Hwok-Aun Lee

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Opinion | After Covid-19, Malaysia must offer migrant workers a fairer deal

As Malaysia mulls its post-Covid future, it has a small window to achieve a more humane, progressive and efficient labour system.

As Malaysia mulls its post-Covid future, it has a small window to achieve a more humane, progressive and efficient labour system.

26 May 2021 - 5:02PM
Opinion | Muhyiddin’s grand plan for Malaysia’s development lacks clear focus when it comes to Bumiputra

The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 remains high on placebo promises but short on policy specifics. It is seemingly oblivious to its overlaps, misalignments and incoherence.

The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 remains high on placebo promises but short on policy specifics. It is seemingly oblivious to its overlaps, misalignments and incoherence.

18 Dec 2020 - 1:49AM
Opinion | How Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan coalition failed to deliver, and what it needs to do in opposition

Malaysia needs a new narrative, of equality, justice and pursuing fair distribution and broad participation, especially on pro-Malay policies. PH now has the time and impetus to thrash this out.

Malaysia needs a new narrative, of equality, justice and pursuing fair distribution and broad participation, especially on pro-Malay policies. PH now has the time and impetus to thrash this out.

13 Mar 2020 - 8:43AM
Opinion | Can Mahathir’s government get Malaysians to believe in shared prosperity – regardless of race?

The ruling coalition’s is trying to balance its emphasis on Bumiputra development while establishing ‘decent living for all’ as a goal.

The ruling coalition’s is trying to balance its emphasis on Bumiputra development while establishing ‘decent living for all’ as a goal.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:59AM
On Reflection | Pakatan Harapan’s election win was one for the ages. The next four years will determine not just its future, but Malaysia’s too

A year on, the administration of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has had some successes while also struggling to meet some of its pre-election promises. Here is how it has performed, and what it has left to do, writes Lee Hwok-Aun.

A year on, the administration of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has had some successes while also struggling to meet some of its pre-election promises. Here is how it has performed, and what it has left to do, writes Lee Hwok-Aun.

10 May 2019 - 5:04PM
Asian Angle | Where’s Malaysia headed with its race-based preferential policies?

Discriminatory programmes may be an obstacle to self reliance for ethnic Malays, but they are also massive and colossally difficult to dismantle.

Discriminatory programmes may be an obstacle to self reliance for ethnic Malays, but they are also massive and colossally difficult to dismantle.

20 Jan 2019 - 12:34PM