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

  • 6 days ago

    Malays are individuals, it’s a human predilection

  • 1 week ago

    Too scared to be leaders or why the boycott can’t be opposed

  • 2 weeks ago

    You’ll never beat Malaysia

  • 3 weeks ago

    Is this home?

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month ago

    Chillax Malaysia: This is the message we want to hear

    AUGUST 15 — Two rules for compassionate leaders to live by; one, condemn all violence regardless of source, purpose or perpetrator, and second, never threaten violence. This...

  • 1 month ago

    It khats both ways

    AUGUST 8 — I fear Cikgu Othman opted for early retirement after trying to fix my Jawi handwriting in primary school. It was a tough beat for him.  So, what’s the writing...

  • 1 month ago

    Position vacant: Nation builders with vision and inter-personnel skills

    AUGUST 1 — How to forge a nation of principles? If it were to be realised, it requires leaders with principles. Therefore, are the present leaders following principles or...

  • 1 month ago

    Trust the people more than the leaders

    JULY 25 — In my schoolyears, the story of the acronym RAHMAN made the rounds. How it started, no one knows, but the first name of the first prime minister was claimed to...

  • 2 months ago

    Now every adult in Malaysia can vote, Mr Armstrong

    JULY 18 — Fifty years and two days ago, a moon-bound Apollo 11 captured the imagination of our species. Inspires still. Incidentally, two days ago, the Dewan Rakyat unanimously...

  • 2 months ago

    A prime minister for most of Malaysia

    JULY 11 — If today, President Donald Trump asked for white unity, for all its leaders to stand under one umbrella to protect white interests and survival — White Democrats,...

  • 2 months ago

    I don’t know you, but I hate you so much

    JULY 4 — Set aside the minister’s political illiteracy regarding his “Africans in the plantations” solution. Consider how Malaysians responded separate from his political...

  • 2 months ago

    The slow, quiet death of our public education and an invitation to the funeral

    JUNE 27 — Thirty years ago, International School Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) competed in the state inter-school football competition. Back then, ISKL meant a stream of Caucasian...

  • 2 months ago

    Malaysia: A muted future without a pilot

    JUNE 20 — The aftershocks from the pornographic videos — despite the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) best efforts to dissuade their spread —...

  • 3 months ago

    Virtue signalling politics AKA how videos destroy leaders

    JUNE 13 — Are we world leaders in sleaze? The last 48 hours have been, strangely, par for the course in Malaysia. It must be unnerving to be one of the few countries not to be...

  • 3 months ago

    Learn to be a statesman, Kit Siang

    JUNE 6 — Government of the day. Five federal ministers including the son, Lim Guan Eng. Second largest bloc in Parliament with over 40 seats, and in control of Penang.  DAP...

  • 3 months ago

    Lead us to a fairer Malaysia

    May 30 — “Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No one gets left behind. An instrument of good.” (Aaron...

  • 3 months ago

    The Maszlee Tightrope aka the painful change Malaysia needs to make

    MAY 23 — For a people to walk forward together, all must challenge their personal preferences. If to choose nation over self requires change, shouldn’t change be considered?...

  • 4 months ago

    Faith in multicultural Malaysia

    MAY 16 — Tomorrow, I’ll be having lunch with grandma. With mum’s mum on a Friday. Mind you, she’s handy with a sickle. More a farmhand than housewife.  My only living...

  • 4 months ago

    Pakatan government survives infancy

    MAY 9 — It’s a year. The knives remain out, or garlands ready for anniversary parade? Though it must discomfort Pakatan Harapan naysayers to admit their blades grow dull as...