Zuraidah Ibrahim

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Middle class and frustrated in Asia? Populist politicians are seeking you out in 2019

Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Australia go to the polls in 2019 against a backdrop of a new style of politics harnessing people power to sweep aside democratic checks and balances.

9 Jan 2019 - 4:10PM

Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Australia go to the polls in 2019 against a backdrop of a new style of politics harnessing people power to sweep aside democratic checks and balances.

Middle class and frustrated in Asia? Populist politicians are seeking you out in 2019
China is right to keep calm and carry on in US trade war, says Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong

And that’s the advice Lee Kuan Yew would give the Chinese if he were alive today, according to the Lion City’s former prime minister

9 Nov 2018 - 6:18AM

And that’s the advice Lee Kuan Yew would give the Chinese if he were alive today, according to the Lion City’s former prime minister

China is right to keep calm and carry on in US trade war, says Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong
‘Three Lees is too much’: Goh Chok Tong on leading Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

Tasked with leading the Lion City between the reigns of Lee the father and Lee the son, Singapore’s second prime minister had a vital, but underappreciated, mission: showing there was life after the death of a legend.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:18AM

Tasked with leading the Lion City between the reigns of Lee the father and Lee the son, Singapore’s second prime minister had a vital, but underappreciated, mission: showing there was life after the death of a legend.

‘Three Lees is too much’: Goh Chok Tong on leading Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew
Mahathir Mohamad Q&A: Malaysian PM on Beijing, Jack Ma and why battleships in the South China Sea are a bad idea

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of,’ when it comes to China, the Malaysian leader says in an exclusive interview with the SCMP. Yet, while he is not anti-China, he is not always pro-Chinese investment either.

21 Jun 2018 - 1:33PM

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of,’ when it comes to China, the Malaysian leader says in an exclusive interview with the SCMP. Yet, while he is not anti-China, he is not always pro-Chinese investment either.

Mahathir Mohamad Q&A: Malaysian PM on Beijing, Jack Ma and why battleships in the South China Sea are a bad idea
1MDB case must be watertight, says Malaysia’s Mahathir as Najib rumours swirl

As prime suspect – and defeated prime minister – Najib Razak holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia’s new leader says it is better to build an indisputable case than be swayed by populist sentiment into hasty action.

20 Jun 2018 - 8:11AM

As prime suspect – and defeated prime minister – Najib Razak holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia’s new leader says it is better to build an indisputable case than be swayed by populist sentiment into hasty action.

1MDB case must be watertight, says Malaysia’s Mahathir as Najib rumours swirl
Nothing to fear from China, says Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, but lopsided deals must end

Prime minister says Malaysia ‘can’t quarrel with such a big market’ – and will welcome foreign investment that adds jobs, transfers skills and broadens the global market for Malaysian products.

20 Jun 2018 - 2:17PM

Prime minister says Malaysia ‘can’t quarrel with such a big market’ – and will welcome foreign investment that adds jobs, transfers skills and broadens the global market for Malaysian products.

Nothing to fear from China, says Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, but lopsided deals must end
Mike Pompeo says North Korea could get ‘unique’ security guarantees if it gives up nukes

US President Donald Trump holds a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday with their talks expected to centre on ending the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

11 Jun 2018 - 7:27PM

US President Donald Trump holds a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday with their talks expected to centre on ending the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

Mike Pompeo says North Korea could get ‘unique’ security guarantees if it gives up nukes
Kim Jong-un due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday afternoon as city state ramps up security

Official programme may include meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sources say, ahead of landmark summit with Donald Trump.

10 Jun 2018 - 8:54PM

Official programme may include meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, sources say, ahead of landmark summit with Donald Trump.

Kim Jong-un due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday afternoon as city state ramps up security
Will new Malaysia have same old racial divide? Ethnic Chinese Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng seeks post-election unity

The appointment of Lim Guan Eng, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian, as finance minister is nothing short of remarkable in a country where race is hardwired into politics. For Lim, the push for a united Malaysia has just begun.

3 Jun 2018 - 11:47AM

The appointment of Lim Guan Eng, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian, as finance minister is nothing short of remarkable in a country where race is hardwired into politics. For Lim, the push for a united Malaysia has just begun.

Will new Malaysia have same old racial divide? Ethnic Chinese Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng seeks post-election unity
Anwar Ibrahim Q&A: Malaysian democracy icon on prison, dissent and the cautious approach to race

He walked from jail to the corridors of power. Now Malaysians hope he can lead the country on a path of freedom.

2 Jun 2018 - 7:16PM

He walked from jail to the corridors of power. Now Malaysians hope he can lead the country on a path of freedom.

Anwar Ibrahim Q&A: Malaysian democracy icon on prison, dissent and the cautious approach to race
Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s ‘belt-tightening’ plan for 1 trillion-ringgit debt

Heavy spending cuts, bigger dividends from GLCs and higher oil prices will all help in paring down debt, says new finance minister in first interview with foreign media as he rules out bigger deficit.

31 May 2018 - 11:43PM

Heavy spending cuts, bigger dividends from GLCs and higher oil prices will all help in paring down debt, says new finance minister in first interview with foreign media as he rules out bigger deficit.

Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s ‘belt-tightening’ plan for 1 trillion-ringgit debt
Opinion | Malaysia boleh: Mahathir’s return to power is more than a palace coup. It is a new era of hope

The victory of Pakatan Harapan has broken a barrier in the Malaysian psyche, raising hopes for a recalibration of the country’s race-based politics.

12 May 2018 - 1:05PM

The victory of Pakatan Harapan has broken a barrier in the Malaysian psyche, raising hopes for a recalibration of the country’s race-based politics.

Malaysia boleh: Mahathir’s return to power is more than a palace coup. It is a new era of hope
What Singapore is saying by expelling China hand Huang Jing
Hong Kong independence ‘never going to happen’: former governors tell city’s youth to focus on democracy
Chris Patten recalls ‘happiest years’ as last governor of Hong Kong ... with egg tarts, insults and a pirated memoir
How far should Britain go to ensure Joint Declaration promises are kept for Hong Kong?
Hong Kong ex-governors Patten and Wilson still upbeat about city’s democracy ... but say there’s work to be done
Sons, mothers, money and memory: theories about the Lee Kuan Yew family feud

The relatives of Singapore’s late founding leader have descended into publicly fighting over his estate. As the Lion City is gripped by the drama – and left to speculate on its undercurrents – questions arise about governance

6 Jul 2017 - 11:07PM

The relatives of Singapore’s late founding leader have descended into publicly fighting over his estate. As the Lion City is gripped by the drama – and left to speculate on its undercurrents – questions arise about governance

Sons, mothers, money and memory: theories about the Lee Kuan Yew family feud
Lee Kuan Yew family feud: Singapore PM questions sister-in-law’s role in last will, suggesting father in dark about key details
Why Islamists, anti-Chinese sentiments don’t worry Joko Widodo

The Christian, ethnic Chinese Jakarta governor has fallen after a campaign by religious hardliners, but Indonesian President Widodo is standing firm. ‘What’s there to worry about,’ he says

7 Jul 2017 - 12:01AM

The Christian, ethnic Chinese Jakarta governor has fallen after a campaign by religious hardliners, but Indonesian President Widodo is standing firm. ‘What’s there to worry about,’ he says

Why Islamists, anti-Chinese sentiments don’t worry Joko Widodo
Why Indonesia’s Widodo thinks he can deal with Donald Trump
Widodo speaks to SCMP on Chinese investment in Indonesia
Exclusive: Widodo’s peace formula for South China Sea
Widodo wants Chinese to keep coming – as investors, not workers
2016: Year of the Man? These women, and a Beef Ball, were ahead of their Time
Facebook posts, iPhone queues ... why is Hong Kong’s leader even bothered about popularity?
Is Malaysia’s Mahathir gambling his legacy by taking on Najib?
Why Hong Kong’s struggle for autonomy cannot follow Singapore’s path to independence
We did not promise Link a monopoly on supply of shopping centres, insists Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying
Leung Chun-ying: if Hong Kong’s leader is too authoritative, we have a problem with democracy