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Madinah Mohamad: Symptom or root? — Greg Lopez

Madinah Mohamad: Symptom or root? — Greg Lopez

February 26, 2017

FEBRUARY 26 — There has been an interesting debate relating to the appointment of Madinah Mohamad as Auditor-General, given her links to the ruling party, the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) and her perceived lack of competence. In relation to this, I would like to ask my fellow Malaysians to reflect on the two following set of questions. The first set of questions: How many Malaysians genuinely believe that the heads of Malaysia’s public sector — heads of... Read more

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