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 Opinion

  • 5 days ago

    Charging for drinking water is evil

  • 1 week ago

    Oh joy, World Cup time!

  • 2 weeks ago

    #MalaysiaBaru requires disagreements

  • 3 weeks ago

    Reboot political parties

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month ago

    The 'rakyat', no more in the shadows

    MAY 17 — I don’t want you to be forgotten. Malaysians who’ve made the colossal shift in our country’s destiny. Which is why I endeavour to separate the narrative, between...

  • 1 month ago

    The rebirth of Malaysia

    MAY 10 — Malaysia has a new government. After 14 general elections, the Cold War, six prime ministers and cycles of protests, finally, as Sam Cooke puts it, a change is gonna...

  • 1 month ago

    On the GE14 road: Island fever and Shah Alam

    On the GE14 road: Island fever and Shah Alam MAY 8 — It begins like a fairy tale opening; everyone knew Langkawi, but that never helped the island at the northern entrance of...

  • 1 month ago

    How a Pakatan defeat looks like

    May 3 — The chance remains, that a 92-year-old MP is sworn in for the 9th time in Dewan Rakyat as the oldest member yet, which acts as a consolation after his coalition’s...

  • 1 month ago

    Here come the indies: Oblivion, we laugh at you!

    APRIL 26 — This Saturday, several men and women will head to Nomination Day Centres with little fanfare and a few friends. They are the independents. All hail the indies! They...

  • 2 months ago

    Parachute candidates demean voters

    APRIL 19 — Imagine hundreds of them floating down with chutes made of their party colours, seemingly ferrying them to their intended contests. It’s a different kind of D-Day....

  • 2 months ago

    BN only sees blue skies

    APRIL 12 — “We promise to be good, and we will share the love” That’s probably the gist of Barisan Nasional’s manifesto for the upcoming elections, which is long on...

  • 2 months ago

    Where is SMK Tan Cheng Lock?

    APRIL 5 — There are few ethnic Chinese mentioned in our history books as much as (Tun) Tan Cheng Lock, the founding president of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)....

  • 2 months ago

    Go take happy pictures, it's election time

    MARCH 29 — Are observers of Malaysian politics caught off-guard by the approval of the redelineation report? Are they, at the same time, shocked the courts won't come to the...

  • 2 months ago

    In a federation filled with 'harapan'

    MARCH 22 — How will life be in a Malaysia run by Pakatan Harapan? According to the hope pact’s manifesto, there is much to celebrate. To those without the time to pore through...

  • 3 months ago

    Paying for the Pakatan manifesto

    MARCH 15 — First, congratulations to Pakatan Harapan, for releasing their election manifesto. Right, wrong or mixed signals, you are willing to put your cards down and allow the...

  • 3 months ago

    How to vote

    MARCH 8 —   Do you feel the country is heading in the right direction? This is the only thing which should preoccupy your mind when you walk into the polling booth....

  • 3 months ago

    Maid to die in Malaysia

    MARCH 1 — How responsible are we for Adelina Lisao's death? As Malaysians. The 21-year-old experienced unimaginable physical horrors inflicted upon her over months, succumbing...

  • 3 months ago

    The unsatisfying vote

    FEBRUARY 22 — This column has no good news today. Sorry. Probably because it is about the impending general election, and its key participants, voters, or pertinently, the...

  • 4 months ago

    The Chinese political jigsaw

    FEBRUARY 15 — It is unclear if the Chinese have been let down by their leaders or they have been largely ignorant of the equations they stay loyal to but are stuttering. Either...