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Wan Saiful wan Jan

Wan Saiful Wan Jan ialah Ketua Eksekutif Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) dan juga editor AkademiMerdeka.org, sebuah platform yang mempromosikan idea-idea libertarian.

Umno vs Najib

4 DIS — Ketua Pemuda Umno YB Khairy Jamaluddin baru-baru ini mengatakan bahawa Umno kini dilihat sebagai lebih progresif dan lebih liberal. Jika... READ MORE

A slightly different take on PPSMI

NOV 6 — In a conversation with the Asia Economics Editor of The Economist magazine earlier this week, he asked how Malaysians react to IDEAS’... READ MORE

Hadi wajib tolak pencalonan presiden PAS

28 APRIL — Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) akan menjalankan Muktamar Agungnya pada bulan Jun ini. Tahun ini juga merupakan tahun pemilihan. Para... READ MORE

Dasar afirmatif, Perkasa dan perang pemikiran

15 MAC — Kami di IDEAS kini sedang sibuk membuat persiapan untuk majlis pelancaran buku sulung Presiden kami, YAM Tunku Zain Al-Abidin ibni Tuanku... READ MORE

Perlantikan GLC: Jangan mempermudah-mudahkan perbincangan

18 FEB — Saya baru pulang dari New Delhi. Di sana, saya melawat dua buah sekolah yang mengamalkan sistem baucar pendidikan, dan juga menyertai... READ MORE

Harijadi Tunku Abdul Rahman, NEM dan ETP

4 FEB — 8 Februari ialah harijadi seorang tokoh yang bukan sahaja telah berjaya mendapatkan kemerdekaan negara kita pada tahun 1957, tetapi juga... READ MORE

Kita perlu gerakan politik berprinsip

24 DIS — Susah juga melawan keinginan untuk menulis mengenai Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) setelah penubuhannya diumumkan beberapa... READ MORE

Defend the poor, oppose minimum wage

  MAY 11 — The law dictates that every employer must pay an EPF contribution amounting to 12 percent of the monthly salary of the employee. Twelve... READ MORE

Please don’t tell Jakim about the German religious tax

APRIL 21 — I was in Germany in February 2010 for a two-week International Academy for Leadership organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation... READ MORE

Jangan biar Melayu dihina!

6 APRIL — Saya gembira membaca laporan yang dikeluarkan oleh Majlis Penasihat Ekonomi Negara yang menggariskan Model Ekonomi Baru (MEB) buat... READ MORE

A small gift on Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman’s birthday

FEB 3 – I am now in Taipei attending the executive committee meeting of the International Democrat Union (IDU), chaired by the former Prime... READ MORE

In (partial) defence of Hasan Ali

JAN 6 — I detest the idea that Selangor PAS may form a coalition with Umno. This has nothing to do with which party I support. But it is because... READ MORE

Empower party members to select candidates

DEC 28 — Datuk Nur Jazlan’s recent suggestion for Umno members to be given the right to select their own candidates must be examined further.... READ MORE

Climategate: The inconvenient truth

DEC 7 — Is it just me, or is there no substantial report about Climategate in the Malaysian press? This certainly is too big a news to be... READ MORE

Two-party system? Think again

NOV 23 — I chaired a panel discussion at the national symposium on “Pakatan Rakyat and the Making of a Two-Party System” on Saturday. The... READ MORE

Dua puluh tahun robohnya Tembok Berlin – rayakan keranapan sosialisme!

Nov 8 — Pada 9 November 2009, genaplah dua puluh tahun runtuhnya Tembok Berlin. Tembok Berlin dibina atas arahan Parti Kesatuan Sosialis... READ MORE

Don’t be fooled by Western environmentalists (and their parrots)

SEPT 8 – A few days ago Christian Aid put a full-page advert in a London newspaper. They asked readers to urge Gordon Brown to call the European... READ MORE

Water supply: Privatisation is not always bad

AUG 17 – This week (16 – 22, August 2009) is World Water Week. Hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the theme this year is... READ MORE

Liberalisasi ekonomi tindakan bermoral

JULAI 27 — Sekiranya kita hanya berbicara mengenai persoalan ekonomi dan bukan hal-hal lain, maka saya memuji tindakan Datuk Seri Najib Razak... READ MORE

Dear Erdogans, please don’t die now

JULY 1 — The article by Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad MP  makes a very interesting read.  The way he presented his ideas shows just how risky it is to... READ MORE

For PAS, ‘jamaah dalam jamaah’ is wajib

JUNE 16 — PAS is obviously not homogenous. There are more than one school of thought in the party. The two most obvious schools are the... READ MORE

MPs and taxpayers’ money

By Wan Saiful Wan Jan JUNE 1 – The British parliament is in crisis because of the way MPs spend taxpayers’ money. According to the rule book,... READ MORE