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The Insane Optimist reflects on an annual event that does not show up in the ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’ tourist calendar – the spectacle of failed university applicants with perfect or near perfect pre-U academic scores.

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The signal from the top seems to be that dissent is not to be tolerated and honest pursuit of knowledge discouraged, observes Toh Kin Woon, in a comment on the resignation of Dr Lim Teck Ghee as Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) of the Asian Strategic and Leadership Institute (Asli).

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Aliran views with deep concern the furore sparked by research group Asli’s recent findings on bumiputra equity ownership which led to the unfortunate but principled resignation of its research director, Dr Lim Teck Ghee. The episode touches on important questions of freedom of inquiry and of expression that are the cornerstones of any research that values high standards of investigation, intellectual rigour and integrity.

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