Praba Ganesan

Praba Ganesan

Praba Ganesan is chief executive at KUASA, a democracy outreach organisation. It's time to be involved. You can contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @prabaganesan.

Recent Opinions

  • 2 days ago

    A Bersatu wipeout likely if Umno storms

  • 1 week ago

    Do you speak-a my language?

  • 2 weeks ago

    One million uncomfortable conversations

  • 3 weeks ago

    Muda, the right to associate and home ministers

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    Tommy Thomas’ kiss and tell

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  • 1 month ago

    Mixed in to mix up Umno in the future? The story of biracial children

    JANUARY 7 — Forget about Nueang Nandanagara. Look at the delegates at the Umno Assembly just ended. While they were busy busying about power and national mistrust, among them...

  • 2 months ago

    Goodbye 2020!

    DECEMBER 31 — Talk about a misleading promo. How stupidly, exactly a year ago, you and I stood in our living rooms or large convention centres to usher in this torturous year...

  • 2 months ago

    Winners and losers in Malaysian politics 2020

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  • 2 months ago

    Nowhere children who miss home

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  • 2 months ago

    Reinvent or collapse on: The Malaysian public school system debacle

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  • 3 months ago

    A different future eventually, thanks to Covid-19

    DECEMBER 3 — Many analysts claim the single biggest reason for Donald Trump’s defeat was Covid-19. He was election-proof until a cataclysmic disease ravaged his American...

  • 3 months ago

    Our greatest fear is having no leadership

    NOVEMBER 26 — In my old university debate days, there was a top formula for success in competitions. The low bar debating. Propose almost nothing, therefore opponents cannot...

  • 3 months ago

    Foreign labour and Covid-19 outbreaks

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  • 3 months ago

    Deepavali ads are only skin-deep

    NOVEMBER 12 — Movies are exaggerations. They occasionally represent truths, our best intentions or our worst ones, and indeed a fib here and there. All in two hours or so. Add...

  • 4 months ago

    Identity politics’ appeal dwindles as unemployment grows

    NOVEMBER 5 — February’s euphoric rhetoric about the restoring of “Malay rule” has somewhat died over these past months. Some might wonder where it went. After all, what...

  • 4 months ago

    Well... the voters are to blame

    OCTOBER 29 — A deputy minister blames voters for the current political debacle and agitates urban Malaysia. A barrage of social media comments and commentaries ensue. One dude...