Survey findings - Do Malaysians Trust Public Institutions? (I)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
PETALING JAYA, 12 June 2018: Putrajaya needs to address the public’s trust deficit with government institutions, with the local authorities and the courts recording worrying trust gaps, according to a nationwide survey carried out early this year.  >> read more
On The Appointment of Tommy Thomas As The New Attorney-General
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
We would like to congratulate Tommy Thomas on his appointment as the new Attorney-General. His appointment comes at a time when the country is undergoing robust changes. We believe that given his experience and track record, he has what it takes to carry out the job.  >> read more
Co-President Gan Ping Sieu on the Cancellation of the HSR Project
Friday, June 01, 2018
The cancellation of the High Speed Rail project should have been made by the Cabinet prior to its announcement, as a matter of good governance. While we support the new government's efforts to review potentially wasteful projects and lop-sided deals, such decisions should have followed due process.  >> read more
On Wish-list For The New Pakatan Harapan Government On Moderation and Good Governance
Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Centre For Better Tomorrow wishes to congratulate the new Federal Government, led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for taking office. As an advocacy group for moderation and good governance, we hope the new administration will keep to its electoral pledges of nipping extremism and graft in the bud.  >> read more
By Co-President, Gan Ping Sieu On Rising Populism Leading to Next General Election
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Those vying for votes in the next general election should refrain from making unrealistic populist pledges that are detrimental to the country's long-term interests. Of late, we notice there has been a rise of populism among aspirants from both sides of the divide. This includes the proposal to bring back free plastic bags, abolishing tolls with colossal compensation, and revisiting old promises like removing the GST, and increase subsidy for fuel.  >> read more
On Indira Gandhi's Federal Court Ruling
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
We applaud the Federal Court's bold decision in ruling that the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi's three children is null and void. The landmark ruling should put to rest any uncertainties involving similar conversion cases. We also hope the ruling will derail some of the ongoing efforts by right wing groups to sow discord and push this plural country further down the road of extremism.  >> read more
CENBET's 2018 New Year Message
Saturday, January 06, 2018
As the country heads to the polls that must be called in 2018, we call upon the voters to choose only candidates who stand for moderation and good governance, regardless of political affiliation. These are values CENBET hold dearly to. Candidates with a history of race-baiting or with questionable track record on transparency should be rejected outright.  >> read more
By Co-President, Gan Ping Sieu On Dress Code For Hotel Staff
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Local hotel operators should be more flexible in imposing dress code for their employees. The local management of international hotel chains should request their headquarters to waive the ban on frontline female Muslim staff from wearing the headscarf.  >> read more
By Co-President Gan Ping Sieu Supporting the Royal Institution's Lead in Curbing Extremism
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Political leaders and top government officials should take the cue from the Malaysian royalty which had stepped up to the plate in curbing rising extremism in the country. Of late, the royal institution had displayed its wisdom and courage by calling out on words and deeds that had threatened to unravel the fabric that holds this nation together.  >> read more
By Co-President, Gan Ping Sieu On The Treatment of Turkish Journalist, Mustafa Akyol
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The authorities' recent high-handed treatment of prominent Turkish journalist, Mustafa Akyol has raised troubling questions about Malaysia's commitment to be a moderate, progressive country. If anything, we seem to be sliding down the path of orthodox radicalism.  >> read more
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