Tunku Abidin Muhriz

Tunku Abidin Muhriz


Tunku 'Abidin Muhriz is founding president of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas).

Recent Opinions

  • 4 years ago

    Fighting the educational Emergency

  • 4 years ago

    Seeking the spirit of Merdeka

  • 4 years ago

    A mayoral triumph

  • 4 years ago

    Swift and sure

More from Tunku Abidin Muhriz

  • 4 years ago

    Unlocking the region’s potential

    NOVEMBER 7 ― Since its inception the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has focused on domestic issues, but that will shift with our Southeast Asia Network...

  • 4 years ago

    Roving for unity

    OCTOBER 31 ― Many orphanages and children’s shelters across the country benefit from the contributions of individuals and the private sector — some entirely on...

  • 4 years ago

    Our UN-doing

    OCTOBER 24 ― The Federation of Malaya became a member of the United Nations (UN) within three weeks of Merdeka, and later Malaysia was recognised as its successor state. In...

  • 5 years ago

    Saving money transparently

    OCTOBER 17 ― “What’s in it for me?” is the inevitable lens through which most citizens analyse a national budget — rightly so, since it’s their...

  • 5 years ago

    A very bright musical night

    OCTOBER 3 — As usual, the two-day Khazanah Megatrends Forum brought together corporate leaders to discuss economic themes. Its cultural event this year, the Malam Terang...

  • 5 years ago

    Examining the monopoly over exams

    SEPTEMBER 19 — Ah, exams. I remember them: the initial panic upon realising that they are important and might determine the rest of one’s life, the revelation upon...

  • 5 years ago

    Andalusian conflicts

    SEPTEMBER 5 — One of the frustrations about travelling across the historic parts of the Islamic world — strolling through architectural marvels, hearing evocative...

  • 5 years ago

    Prints of promise

    AUGUST 29 — Right about now, there was supposed to be an unprecedented exhibition at a library in the federal capital showcasing photographs taken by Sultan Ismail...

  • 5 years ago

    Running with a view

    AUGUST 22 ― I used to have an antipathetic attitude to running: what’s the point of just running, I argued with friends possessed by the craze, when you can run with a...

  • 5 years ago

    A youthful vision of Asean

    AUGUST 15 — Amidst the asinine squalor of domestic politics centered on egos, greed, broken promises, claims of disloyalty and presumptuous attempts to reconcile...

  • 5 years ago

    Celebrating freedom with tradition

    AUGUST 1 — I’m training for the upcoming Seremban Half Marathon so I went for a run before the final buka puasa of the month: a 3.33 kilometre heritage route around...

  • 5 years ago

    Mustering hope through turmoil

    JULY 25 — It was Malam 20 Ramadhan, on which by the provisions of an 1898 Agreement, the Yamtuan and the Ruling Chiefs host buka puasa and terawih prayers in their Istana...

  • 5 years ago

    Justice and unity and freedom

    JULY 18 — During sahur last Sunday, I turned on the TV to find that the World Cup final was still 0-0; Mario Goetze scored the all-important goal just as I finished my...

  • 5 years ago

    A soupy insouciance

    JULY 11 — A few days after the federal territories minister issued his ban on soup kitchens within a 2km radius from Lot 10, I joined the children of Yayasan Chow Kit for...

  • 5 years ago

    A war between two ideologies

    JULY 4 — It has emerged that a number of Malaysians have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (or Syria, or al-Sham: thus either Isil or Isis, but the former...