In this episode of Straight Talk with P. N. Balji, the veteran Singaporean journalist and commentator analyses the current situation in Malaysia facing three challenges on political, financial and healthcare front (the Covid-19 crisis or novel coronavirus) and how dangerous this situation is for this important Southeast Asian country. He also discusses the impact of these challenges on Singapore-Malaysia ties.
Balji, who entered journalism in 1970, has worked at five newspapers – TODAY (as founding editor), The Straits Times, TNP (as founding editor) and the now-defunct Malaysia Mail and New Nation. During his long career, Balji also helmed New Nation, TNP and TODAY. He has penned down his thoughts and experiences as an editor in his book, The Reluctant Editor.