Conservatively speaking freely, 14 April 2017 Airlines in the USA are crap compared to Middle Eastern and Asian ones, as I learned intimately on the occasions I had to fly within the US.  Thanks to long-standing protectionist policies, only US car [...]
Conservatively speaking freely, 6 April 2017 If I had an antipathetic attitude towards running before being persuaded into it ahead of the Seremban Half Marathon event back in August 2014, I was still repelled by the idea of road cycling in the mo [...]
By Wan Saiful Wan Jan, for Thinking Liberally, The Star, 11 April 2017. It is sometime disheartening to see the spat between Dato’ Sri Najib Razak and Tun Mahathir Mohamad.  Nevertheless, when a sitting Prime Minister is attacked, regardless by wh [...]
First published in Sin Chew Daily, 8 April 2017 by Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel is an Imam at the Jamae Chulia Mosque in Singapore.  Last week on 3 April he was fined SGD4,000 by a Singapore court for committing an act deemed inc [...]
Conservatively speaking freely, 31 March 2017 After I graduated with my Master’s degree in London I did some work for a crossbench (i.e. independent) member of the House of Lords and her think tank which focused on issues relating to demogra [...]
First published in The Edge by Wan Saiful Wan Jan on 28 March 2017 Two years ago Columbia University’s Professor of Political Science Andrew Nathan published a paper in which he noted that analysts from all over are now asking “the extent to which [...]