Erna Mahyuni

Erna Mahyuni

Erna tweets too much on @ernamh. Angry Sabah native, slave to her dog/cat and blogs at

Recent Opinions

  • 2 days ago

    On getting fitter by quitting Twitter

  • 1 week ago

    Will our new normal be a safe normal for everyone?

  • 2 weeks ago

    When my rice cooker is smarter than some politicians

  • 3 weeks ago

    Of shattered glass, terrible couriers, and claypot chicken rice

More from Erna Mahyuni

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, worm pills are still not going to save you

    AUGUST 18 — A reader wrote to me about my last column, saying that while he usually liked what I wrote this time he had to disagree with my ivermectin stance. He wrote: “If I...

  • 1 month ago

    Covid-19: Grasping for a miracle cure

    AUGUST 11 — I joined the “lost family members to Covid” club this week. Granted these were distant cousins but the news was still disheartening. What was unpleasant was...

  • 1 month ago

    AstraZeneca isn’t a threat, but vaccine selectiveness is the bigger danger

    AUGUST 4 — A recent study found that the safety profiles of AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vaccine and Pfizer’s Corminaty were similar. It’s good news but the damage done by EU...

  • 1 month ago

    Mask 101 or how to buy and wear them correctly

    JULY 28 — After watching highlights and following Parliament proceedings on social media, alas, dear reader, I had to scrap the column I wrote on the weekend. It seems many of...

  • 1 month ago

    Only vaccines will save us

    JULY 21 — I thought things were bad enough when Malaysia Chinese were spurning other vaccines for Sinovac, believing it was their only guarantee they could gain hassle-free...

  • 2 months ago

    Are you OK, Malaysians?

    JULY 14 — I tell people that I will survive this pandemic through sheer spite. Many assume I’m joking, but really, I’m not. Speaking as someone who is always some degree of...

  • 2 months ago

    Where is the science?

    JULY 7 — A couple days ago there was a suggestion that perhaps it is time not to test asymptomatic individuals. It is very troubling that instead of increasing our testing,...

  • 2 months ago

    Makan apa: The air fryer is your pandemic BFF

    JUNE 30  — I used to joke that you would know an air fryer owner because they would let you know. Now I am that air fryer owner as I've spent a lot of time through lockdown...

  • 2 months ago

    The poor deserve more than 1GB of internet and exploding phones

    JUNE 23 — Last week we got a reminder that too many of us, politicians included, have the mentality that the poor do not deserve nice things. Take the fiasco of donated phones...

  • 3 months ago

    Where is the apology Sabah is owed?

    JUNE 16 — The Sabah state election was where the Covid-19 nightmare truly began for Malaysia. There really can be no denying it and the fact our government spent more money and...

  • 3 months ago

    Arresting people for tweeting is not the answer to vaccine frustration

    JUNE 9 — “Why haven't I got a vaccine appointment yet?” It's what I'm hearing not just from senior citizens but from people my age who, by right, should have started getting...

  • 3 months ago

    The maddening effort needed to stay sane in a pandemic

    JUNE 2 — Working in news in Malaysia should be declared a mental health hazard, which it already was before our world turned into a real-life pandemic disaster movie. I blame...

  • 3 months ago

    It’s OK to complain, Malaysians!

    MAY 26 — I think it’s rather unfair that Malaysians are characterised as complainers when the simple fact is they have a lot to complain about. A celebrity was pilloried...

  • 3 months ago

    How language chauvinism is hurting the vaccine rollout

    MAY 19 — Having it confirmed by doctors that people are turning down vaccines because they weren't the specific ones they wanted is disheartening. I thought that it was a...

  • 4 months ago

    Blaming Malaysians is not good Covid-19 strategy

    MAY 12 — As we go into the third nationwide movement control order (MCO), there is a tiresome, repetitive narrative being repeated especially at higher levels: if only...