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.

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    Muda: The young guns need not go down in a blaze of glory

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    East Malaysia, not east of Malaysia

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    The forgotten political voice of the poor

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    10 reasons to toast this Merdeka

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    Merdeka salute: Malaysia’s Sikhs

    AUGUST 6 — It was right behind the house. The gurdwara. Though we had to snake along  the lane behind the outhouse into Lorong Tujuh from our Enam. Into the Indian...

  • 1 month ago

    To Malaysian voters: No man is an island, but every man owns his island

    JULY 30 — It’s the most natural thing to want. To wish our lives are not beyond ourselves. The living of it, the everyday happenings, to want all of it to be confined to our...

  • 2 months ago

    Permits, films and truths

    JULY 23 — What’s a film these days? The question is raised now because the minister said it’s a no-no for productions without permits. The furore over Al Jazeera’s...

  • 2 months ago

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    JULY 16 — I have been searching for Malaysia. It has been going on for some time. Where could it be? I cannot be definite. But I can tell where I’ve been. In a missionary...

  • 2 months ago

    Punish bosses to cull illegal foreign workers

    JULY 9 — When immigration and police do their annual roundup at any Kuala Lumpur entertainment stretch, the illegals make a dash for it.  It’s helter-skelter as many flee...

  • 2 months ago

    The Shafie opening

    JULY 2 — Pakatan Harapan surprised many this week. It floated the idea of Shafie Apdal as its prime minister candidate. What was still true to style was the uncertainty over...

  • 2 months ago

    So what will Malaysia look like in the next two years?

    JUNE 25 — WWMD? What will Muhyiddin (Yassin) do? The bases are full, the pitcher’s on steroids and apparently the English prefer cricket. And oh yeah, Malaysian politics sucks...

  • 3 months ago

    A letter to the contestants for Pakatan leadership

    JUNE 18 — Dear Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim, Neither of you would like to read a letter demonising both of you, so I figured, maybe I’d let the Malaysian people read it....

  • 3 months ago

    Keep employment central in the recovery game

    JUNE 11 — Jobs. Plural. The real priority. So no, not about the prime minister’s job. Rather, the hundreds of thousands of jobs gone and expected to go in the months to come....

  • 3 months ago

    Moonlighting MPs and the tale of untapped talents

    JUNE 4 — The casual way how stewardship of Klang Valley’s trains (LRT & MRT) and buses (Rapid and feeder) is handed over to one of Dewan Rakyat’s most prolific...

  • 3 months ago

    Rebuild Pakatan, not go headless chicken

    MAY 28 — The 15th General Election must happen before 2024. However, Pakatan Harapan (PH) expects to capsize Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) dysfunctional love-boat long before...

  • 4 months ago

    Sugu Pavithra cooks for Malaysia

    MAY 21 — A young lass from Ipoh’s old gangster haunt Buntong has captured the imagination of the prime minister and country and is firmly on a trajectory to fame.  Still,...