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

  • 5 days ago

    A prime minister for most of Malaysia

  • 1 week ago

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

  • 2 weeks ago

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

  • 3 weeks ago

    Malaysia: A muted future without a pilot

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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?...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Subdivide Bumiputera entitlements to warp speed the catch-up

    MAY 2 — The self-appointed defenders of race and religion claim they incessantly work overtime to elevate the Malay race to parity in an unforgiving world. Incredulities aside,...

  • 2 months ago

    Matriculation dilemma: When more is more heartaches

    APRIL 25 — The matriculation admission quota upheaval abates as government carves up more spots as a backdoor solution to appease all parties. In 2018, 3,200 non-Bumiputeras got...

  • 2 months ago

    Home truths from India and Indonesia’s elections

    APRIL 18 — India voted last week. There are no winners, yet. Because Indian voters click their ballots today and for another five rounds till May. This is not about election...

  • 3 months ago

    ‘End of days’ campaigning in Rantau

    APRIL 11 ― Under 20,000 voters in a Negri Sembilan hamlet on Saturday get to nudge race relations in Malaysia, in one direction or the other. Barisan Nasional-Umno’s Mohamad...

  • 3 months ago

    Bring on a national debate on the Malaysia Agreement

    MARCH 4 — The federal government recommits to the spurned 1963 Malaysia Agreement. Partly because it was an election promise, mostly because the Borneo seats sustain Pakatan...

  • 3 months ago

    Oh, Umno, we all doth protest too much?

    MARCH 28 — When Lokman Noor Adam and gang crossed the road to manhandle the anti-Najib student protesters in Kuala Lumpur last week, they was well within character. If you...

  • 3 months ago

    Who to hate if you want to thrive as a racist?

    MARCH 21 — A friend informs me the Bangladeshis have taken over the market. Something has to be done, he said. This is Pudu Market at the centre of the city.  My mind...

  • 4 months ago

    Thivakar can’t get a job, or the tale of the Umno think tank

    MARCH 14 — Four groups entered a bar to solve Malaysia’s race problems. An eager minister, equally eager men of a fresh opposition think tank, detractors of unsubstantiated...

  • 4 months ago

    Go positive, Pakatan

    MARCH 6 — Do you struggle for motivation? Perhaps with a diet, thesis writing, project management or even rainy days and Mondays. Then I have to tell you, don’t bother asking...