Stories from Opinion

  • 6 years ago

    Leave Ultraman alone!

    MARCH 7 — Really KDN? Banning Ultraman? Pray tell, how does it “memudaratkan ketenteraman awam”? So this is what we are now. An insecure nation worried about a...

  • 6 years ago

    Work together to stop dengue

    FEB 9 ― I commend the efforts the Ministry of Education has put in, not only in educating the public about dengue, but in empowering, and rallying the public to fight Aedes...

  • 6 years ago

    Say no to the shariah police

    JAN 31 — I have a feeling that I will be the first person detained by the shariah police. I patronise Chinese restaurants. I enjoy good jazz in clubs. I visit my relatives...

  • 6 years ago

    The Malaysian way

    JAN 16 — My cousins, siblings and I used to stay up waiting for 12am on the eve of Chinese New Year. We would “kiong hee” (greeting with our hands clasped, and...

  • 6 years ago

    Worse than Pakistan

    JAN 9 — I never thought I would live to see the day when Pakistanis and Arabs call Malaysian Muslims extreme and insecure. The Pakistani Daily Times questioned the Allah...

  • 6 years ago

    Just who is playing with fire?

    JAN 4 — People do crazy things in the name of God. The Christmas Eve 2000 church bombings in Indonesia comes to mind. Not forgetting the estimated 5,000 deaths in southern...

  • 6 years ago

    The Other Malaysia

    DEC 31 — I keep forgetting I’m in Sabah. A few days back, a young boy sat in my consultation room and said, “Doc, pantat saya sakit.” I’m not sure if...

  • 6 years ago

    Time to fix our broken education system

    DEC 26 — Our students are now four years behind Singapore in Mathematics.  Two years behind Vietnam in Science and 4.5 years behind Shanghai in reading skills. We are...

  • 6 years ago

    A look at those who play God

    DEC 20 — God, please forgive me for calling some of your disciples stupid. I really don’t mean to, but they truly are... stupid. They call you The All Knowing, The...

  • 6 years ago

    Does Islam need Umno?

    DEC 12 — So it is official. No more 1 Malaysia.  I don’t think there is even 1 BN, or 1 Islam for that matter. There is just 1 Umno, and everyone else. I...

  • 6 years ago

    We are not Arabs

    DEC 9 — It is stupid trying to legislate and license religion. Wasting public funds aside, we are talking about personal choices. How can you monitor who watches and reads...

  • 6 years ago

    Our English is good? You’ve got to be joking

    DEC 4 — I try to ignore the Malay subtitles when I watch English movies in cinemas. The translations are bad. Did I say “bad”? Calling a spade a spade, they are...

  • 6 years ago

    You’ve got to be joking

    DEC 1 — Politicians never fail to impress me with their stupidity. I’m sorry, did I say stupid? I meant their “lack of intelligence.” I cringe every time I...

  • 6 years ago

    The forgotten Malaysians

    NOV 29 — I was led to believe that the villagers in Sabah are tech savvy.  With the millions of ringgit spent on 1 Malaysia laptops and smart phones which were given...

  • 6 years ago

    Hazy ministry

    JULY 1 — I read the news in disbelief. Parents can decide whether to send kids to school in haze areas. — The Malaysian Insider. I say Tan Sri Education Minister, let...