Lee Wei Lian

Lee is a Petaling Jaya-born writer who worked in the IT sector and a business weekly before The Malaysian Insider.

Under a cloud

OCT 6 — It was a breezy Monday evening when I met up with an ex-schoolmate who was visiting from Los Angeles. The location was one of the trendy... READ MORE

Lessons from Public Bank’s 45th birthday bash video

AUG 18 — The video of Public Bank’s 45th anniversary was already making jaws drop when it surfaced on my Facebook on Monday evening. And my... READ MORE

Should KL homebuyers go on strike?

APRIL 16 — Homebuyers in KL and Penang have something in common with those in Melbourne and Sydney — increasingly unaffordable homes. Their... READ MORE

Pudu Jail demolition a slap in KL’s hopeful face

JUNE 26 — In yet another all too familiar Malaysian contradiction, no sooner was it announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that KL... READ MORE

Move Parliament to Putrajaya, give KL back to Selangor

JUNE 17 — I am all for moving Parliament to Putrajaya if it means reversing one of the most unfortunate incidents in Malaysia’s history – the... READ MORE

Should we fear nuclear reactors?

MAY 7 — Our country, which still can’t get its public transportation system right, is now planning to build a nuclear reactor. As related to me by... READ MORE

Banging heads and brick walls

APRIL 28 — Sitting across from AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani and watching him bang the table at one point in his frustration at how the government... READ MORE

A high-income country is not a developed country

MARCH 29 — Unfashionable as optimism is in Malaysia today, I am actually quite excited about the New Economic Model (NEM) to be unveiled tomorrow.... READ MORE