Stories from Opinion

  • 5 years ago

    No easy ride for the crooked

    JULY 28 ― Contrary to popular perception, the investigation that has been officially mounted to hunt down the truth about the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) debacle...

  • 5 years ago

    Snipping ‘harsh reality’ out of TV

    JULY 13 — The recent announcement by Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board about the tightening of its screws on local films made for television broadcast came as no...

  • 5 years ago

    Bidding for patriotism

    JULY 4 — In the lead-up to Hari Merdeka  in August, preparations apparently are already under way to usher in this historic moment that is mostly celebrated by...

  • 5 years ago

    The urine joke that stinks to high heavens

    JUNE 27 — The joke, if at all, that was allegedly expressed by a senior teacher at a primary school in Sungai Petani recently is in bad taste for you don’t callously...

  • 6 years ago

    Knocking on hell’s door

    MAY 18 — Most people, especially old, frail men and women with small children, would normally not leave their comfort zones or flee their country of birth, much less...

  • 6 years ago

    When Muslims get crossed

    APRIL 23 ― It is said that the degree of sanctity and stature of a religion should not be judged by the misbehaviour and misdeeds of a few of its adherents. While the...

  • 6 years ago

    When April First is no longer funny

    APRIL 1 — It’s common knowledge that the first day of April every year is usually billed as April Fools’ Day, when people play practical jokes and pranks on each...

  • 6 years ago

    Flowing ideas, porous borders

    OCTOBER 22 — The controversial Indonesian Muslim scholar, Dr Ulil Abshar Abdalla, cautioned the Malaysian authorities, who banned him recently from entering Malaysia, that...

  • 6 years ago

    At 57, it’s not too late to take a selfie

    SEPT 1 ― In the midst of proudly raising and flying the Jalur Gemilang at home and in government and business premises, watching the colourful parade that supposedly...

  • 6 years ago

    Star-struck by ‘moderation’

    AUGUST 25 — In today’s world that is beset by ethnic strife, religious bigotry and political conflicts and compounded by acts of terrorism and other violent forms of...

  • 7 years ago

    Living in post-May 13 Malaysia

    MAY 13 ― It was 45 years ago today when a chapter in Malaysia’s history was smeared with blood of the May 13th 1969 tragedy. There’s obviously nothing...