Zurairi AR

Zurairi AR

Zurairi AR is a humanist and sceptic who believes in doing good for goodness' sake. He tweets for believers and non-believers alike at @zurairi.

Recent Opinions

  • 5 days ago

    Is Pakatan turning its back on us hoi polloi?

  • 1 week ago

    When old men write ‘open letters’

  • 2 weeks ago

    In 2019, the next step is to craft a new national narrative

  • 1 month ago

    Notes from Elopura

More from Zurairi AR

  • 1 month ago

    Dissociating Malays from the ‘amok’ mentality

    NOVEMBER 25 — WHAT was going through the mind of “Edi Rejang” when he decided to take it upon himself to harass a woman, just for doing her job? What possessed him to...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore and food diplomacy

    NOVEMBER 18 — It was nearly past midnight. The media corps covering Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s official visit to Singapore was knackered, and we had just been...

  • 2 months ago

    The silver lining from Malaysia’s UPR

    Nov 11 — THE last time Malaysia had its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations, it was a bad time to cover human rights issues. What more to be a human rights...

  • 2 months ago

    Why ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ must go with BN’s fall

    NOVEMBER 4 — Last week, the Islamist lobby took protesting to an absurd new level by actually bringing along a coffin while marching towards Parliament. The protest was a...

  • 2 months ago

    Notes from Hoàn Kiếm

    OCTOBER 28 — “You should go visit the lake, today the roads are closed,” said the proprietor of an Old Quarter boutique hotel my family stayed in during our recent brief...

  • 2 months ago

    With Dr M’s return, Putrajaya folks dream of cafes

    OCT 21 — I usually dread sending my car for the usual maintenance service; not so much because it will burn a hole in my pocket, but because it means I will be without my car...

  • 3 months ago

    A missing journalist, terrorists and... us

    OCTOBER 14 — THE disappearance of Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi last week has shaken the media community worldwide and United States-Middle East relations...

  • 3 months ago

    Of human rights and Malaysia

    OCT 7 — One of the things, and there are many, that sets Dr Mahathir Mohamad apart from his disgraced predecessor Najib Razak is the way he conducts himself on the global stage....

  • 3 months ago

    Super-libs get a glimpse of the future

    SEPTEMBER 30 — IT is anybody’s guess what “super liberals” look like. But it is highly likely they don’t care about anyone’s sexual orientation. One could be gay, even...

  • 4 months ago

    The many chases in 'One Two Jaga'

    16 SEPTEMBER — BRONT PALARAE and Nam Ron’s crime thriller One Two Jaga (OTJ) is being marketed internationally as Crossroads instead, with the original title serving merely as...

  • 4 months ago

    Dispelling the propaganda in support of public caning

    SEPTEMBER 9 — Terengganu shocked the country, and the world, by caning two women in a Shariah court while nearly 100 people watched; the first in an offence involving...

  • 4 months ago

    New government but still stuck in old game

    SEPTEMBER 2 — IT is no surprise that Pakatan Harapan (PH) has suddenly found itself on the wrong side of the youths. Surely the euphoria of a regime change cannot last forever....

  • 4 months ago

    A look at some of Pakatan's baffling picks

    AUGUST 26 — Make no mistake, politics is already bewildering to most people. To expect those playing the game to make sense is futile. We saw examples of this over the general...

  • 4 months ago

    Toilet debates and the obsession with genitals

    AUGUST 19 — WHAT do you call someone who possesses knowledge and information, but decides to distort and misrepresent facts in order to perpetuate his personal beliefs and...

  • 5 months ago

    Arguing against Malays' 'Sundaland origins'

    AUGUST 12 — Earlier this month, historian Zaharah Sulaiman caused a stir in both popular and academic discourse after she was reported claiming that "Malay genes", or rather the...