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

  • 4 days ago

    Sipping on the hubris of Timah haters

  • 1 week ago

    We have to talk about us getting older, prepare for an ageing nation

  • 2 weeks ago

    Future Malaysia needs guidance today to join a fairer world

  • 3 weeks ago

    Freight forwarders asked to disappear in order to feed unsuccessful entrepreneurs

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month ago

    The minister distracted them, or how I learnt to push a trolley and wheelchair solo

    SEPTEMBER 23 — The two of us arrived in a 13-year-old Proton Saga, which probably sealed our fate even before exiting the highway. On Malaysia Day, to enter a national edifice....

  • 1 month ago

    Fully open schools, not window-dressing

    SEPTEMBER 16 — This is for parents. The kids need school. School, school. To be in their classes and on their playing fields. Undoubtedly, you are spooked. However, there’s no...

  • 1 month ago

    ‘Can the owner of Malay, come to aisle Malaysia?’

    SEPT 9 — Perfect time to ask one of THE Malaysian identity questions, who owns Bahasa Melayu — the Malay language? Before, this column rabble-roused whether Malay is used...

  • 1 month ago

    Bad time to die, the unfortunate death of a Malaysian Indian guard

    SEPTEMBER 2 — The CCTV footage is surreal. Perhaps not as much as our national realpolitik and its effects on justice at local levels. Covid-19 had a supporting role in kicking...

  • 1 month ago

    The harmony mask we love to celebrate, or that deleted video

    AUGUST 26 — No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate,...

  • 2 months ago

    EPL, Malaysia’s proxy to fight racism

    AUGUST 19 — Wisely, the column steers away from the current toxic power merry-go-round. Instead, today is about rays of hope from elsewhere which bolster Malaysia’s race...

  • 2 months ago

    The changed Covid-19 landscape and time for cautious optimism

    AUGUST 12 — Fear overwhelms our ability to decide rationally and feel secure. Us, includes government — in these days of Covid-19. Our leaders — despite the widespread...

  • 2 months ago

    Malaysia’s political purgatory

    AUGUST 5 — Despite yesterday’s developments, leading to a televised address by the prime minister, Malaysia’s political debacle will likely refuse to end in...

  • 2 months ago

    #Lawan goes to Dataran

    JULY 29 — Saturday’s city-rally possibly conjures two outcomes. The sad — but less dramatic — a sparse crowd below 500 at Dataran Merdeka. Or the other, a mass crowd fills...

  • 3 months ago

    How to stop millennials from beating up Malaysian politicians

    July 22 — They are relentless, they truly are. The subject being millennials and their objections to all things politically incorrect. It fascinates to know that millennials...

  • 3 months ago

    Wake us up before August ends

    JULY 15 — We, as in Malaysians, are in the great unknown. The decisions today, their value can only fairly be assessed much later, probably in 2022. But it’s the present we...

  • 3 months ago

    Umno leaves PN: Winners and losers

    JULY 8 — The die is cast. Match point to Umno, Zahid Hamidi steadies to serve as a bunch of Umno MPs try to make up their minds which side of the net to stand, while the match...

  • 3 months ago

    Don’t put all your hope in food baskets

    July 1 — They save lives. Baskets, parcels, boxes or bags — whatever that holds the essential supplies. Rice, cooking oil, eggs and maybe a box of detergent. Thin lines...

  • 4 months ago

    Big tent Umno bursting at the seams

    JUNE 24 — Almost three months ago, in the aftermath of the Umno general assembly, this column predicted the then-condemned would fight back. Those lambasted by party president...

  • 4 months ago

    A recovery plan that is too slow, lacking in courage

    JUNE 17 — Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal two days ago in the 3-0 taming of Hungary was a team goal of rare beauty. To witness Portugal’s win "live" were more than 67,000...