Mukhriz hopes Kulim International Airport will be operational in 2024

This article was syndicated by BERNAMA, and appeared in the New Straits Times and The Edge Markets on 13 January 2020, as a result of our event, Centre Stage with YAB Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir: “Dynamic Economic Development and Shared Prosperity: The Kedah Way”

KUALA LUMPUR: Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir is hopeful that the Kulim International Airport (KXP) would be operational in 2024. He said the state government already have the master plan on the airport and is currently studying details on it.

“We hope to have it operational in 2024,” he said at the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) Centre Stage exclusive conversation to share his vision for Kedah towards the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030. The dialogue, co- organised by ASLI and Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI), is themed “Dynamic Economic Development and Shared Prosperity: The Kedah Way”.

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Experts weigh in to reimagine our national primary schools

This article first appeared on Malaysiakini on 19 September 2019. 

Most would agree that national primary schools, or SRKs (Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan), need to be improved. Last month, Malaysiakini’s special report on the education system showed that more and more parents, especially non-bumiputra, preferred vernacular or private education for their children.

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Looking beyond 2020

This article first appeared on the Sun daily on 21 August 2019. 

LAST Monday, I attended a seminar titled “Beyond 2020: Fresh Views, New Visions”. This seminar was thought-provoking for several reasons. First, the speakers were from different political parties – Umno MP Khairy Jamaluddin, Keadilan MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and DAP Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Pakatan’s failure to ratify ICERD due to ego, ‘Jesus Christ mentality’, says Khairy

This article first appeared on Malay Mail on 19 August 2019. 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government could not ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) because it had a superiority complex, says a former minister.

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Khairy speaks on bumiputra issue and how the nation can move forward

This article first appeared on the Sun daily on 19 August 2019. 

PETALING JAYA: Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, which clearly states the special position of the Malays and bumiputra in Sabah and Sarawak, has to be clearly defined due to the emotional attachment by the Malays and bumiputra to this clause.

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