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

  • 1 day ago

    The silver lining from Malaysia’s UPR

  • 1 week ago

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

  • 2 weeks ago

    Notes from Hoàn Kiếm

  • 3 weeks ago

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

More from Zurairi AR

  • 4 weeks 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...

  • 1 month 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....

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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....

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 months ago

    Fear for the Malaysian ‘renaissance’

    AUGUST 5 — Around this time 61 years ago, British writer and politician Lord Altrincham wrote a scathing rebuke about the country’s monarchy, especially Queen Elizabeth II,...

  • 3 months ago

    Zakir Naik, another mess for PH govt to clean up

    JULY 15 — Absolutely nobody envies Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his team’s task: to sort out a seemingly endless laundry list of mess left behind by the previous...

  • 4 months ago

    Backs against the wall, Najib and his men turn to religion, human rights

    TIME is running out fast for former prime minister Najib Razak. It was inevitable that Najib would be charged in court for his involvement in the 1MDB scandal, and when...

  • 4 months ago

    Why bring down one autocrat but praise another?

    JULY 1 — Was there ever any doubt that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan would sweep the Turkey presidential and parliamentary elections? The fact that Erdogan managed to grab more than 52...

  • 4 months ago

    Keeping an eye on the Baju Melayu

    THIS Aidilfitri, one of the most exciting things to watch on our phones or tablets was this viral video showing a new breed of samping; a sarong, usually made of songket, worn...

  • 5 months ago

    Keeping the Agong safe

    JUNE 10 — ON Friday, Malay Mail reported that two racist banners were found hanging outside a train station in Kg Dato Haron, Petaling Jaya. Later that day, we were alerted to...