On Political Appointments on Khazanah Board
Friday, August 03, 2018
Whilst the new members of the Khazanah Board are men of calibre, membership of the Board should not comprise politicians or Cabinet members.  >> read more
Do Malaysians Trust Public Institutions? (II)
Thursday, July 05, 2018
PETALING JAYA, 5 July 2018: Honesty and dedication to serve are the top two attributes voters expect from politicians, a survey carried out earlier this year suggests. The same survey also found politicians to be the least trusted among the eight institutions polled.  >> read more
By Vice-President, Datuk Simon Lim Seng Chai on Decision To Place Key Government Agencies Under Parliament
Monday, July 02, 2018
The decision to place nine key agencies under Parliament is the right move to enhance transparency and accountability - ideals championed and promoted by CENBET. Being powerful agencies funded by public money, they rightfully should report directly to Parliament. These institutions are not to serve the government of the day, but to ensure that the peoples' interests are upheld.  >> read more
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
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