Erna Mahyuni

Erna Mahyuni

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

Recent Opinions

  • 4 hours ago

    Malaysians need to be part of the solution

  • 1 week ago

    If you can’t love yourself, that’s OK

  • 2 weeks ago

    How Malaysia has learned nothing from Japan

  • 3 weeks ago

    The invisible, First World illnesses some can’t afford to have

More from Erna Mahyuni

  • 4 weeks ago

    Breaking up with my broadband provider shouldn’t be so hard, MCMC

    MAY 29 — It’s been a nice couple of months with my new broadband provider but I have yet to fully sever ties with my old one. Not that I don’t want to, mind you, but like an...

  • 1 month ago

    We need to stop putting all the blame on our kids

    MAY 22 — As I settle into middle-age, I find it disconcerting how many youngsters and 20-somethings I meet with have some kind of anxiety. A quick dig for current statistics...

  • 1 month ago

    Sorry, Malaysians, you're still not white

    MAY 15 — I laughed when white race supremacists claimed they were being oppressed and claimed there was a secret plan for white genocide. Then I heard Isma saying the same but...

  • 1 month ago

    How not to do ‘Visit Malaysia Year’

    MAY 8 — I work in the news but these days I wake up thinking, “Do I have to read the news?”  Yes, we are in the land of politicians saying extremely stupid things way...

  • 1 month ago

    Malaysians need to get over their K-pop prejudices

    MAY 1 — First we had Awie and other random celebs complaining about a still-a-pipe-dream plan to bring BTS to Malaysia. Now we have a preacher proclaiming the groups are setan...

  • 2 months ago

    Why so impatient, Barisan?

    APRIL 24 — It is easy to slip into feelings of deja vu now that the old has become the new. A former prime minister has become the current prime minister and PKR has still not...

  • 2 months ago

    Tech Takes: Are the new smartphones creep enablers?

    APRIL 17 — I used to think limited optical zoom capabilities on smartphones was a bad thing. Am not sure about that anymore. The age of ultra-zoom smartphones potentially...

  • 2 months ago

    Makan Apa: The curse (and blessing) of your neighbourhood’s popularity

    APRIL 10 — Every so often, you get someone from Penang/Ipoh/Subang/TTDI and some other popular local hotspot saying, “Can’t you all stop coming here and causing traffic...

  • 2 months ago

    Tech Takes: Do we really need so many digital wallets?

    APRIL 3 — Much as I think having plenty of options is great, I’m finding the overwhelming amount of digital payment options a mite overwhelming. From Boost to WeChat, Samsung...

  • 2 months ago

    Makan Apa: Winning the Malaysia-Singapore food war

    MARCH 27 — It’s become a little ridiculous how often Malaysians make noise about Singaporeans “claiming” Malaysian food.  We moaned at Crazy Rich...

  • 3 months ago

    TechTakes: It's time to stop sharing hate on social media

    MARCH 20 — Too many of us are unwittingly enabling purveyors of hate speech. It happens each time we retweet or share messages of a hateful nature. In the beginning, I supposed...

  • 3 months ago

    #MakanApa:The love we try to find in food

    MARCH 13 — It is a defining characteristic of Malaysians that we are generally obsessed with food — talking about food, while we’re eating, and already planning the next...

  • 3 months ago

    What to do when your telco/Internet provider lets you down

    MARCH 6 — I find myself in the unenviable position of having to lodge a police report against my broadband provider. How did it come to this? It was supposed to be a routine...

  • 3 months ago

    #MakanApa: Holding fast to the food we love

    FEBRUARY 27 — I spent my birthday lounging in a hotel bed, watching silly TV. A show came on that was talking about Singapore’s “dying” heritage cuisine. Mr so-called...

  • 4 months ago

    The bigger China picture

    FEBRUARY 20 — If you take a look at the bigger picture, the Huawei situation is really about politics. China is an emerging superpower, despite not having truly achieved...