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

    Faith in multicultural Malaysia

  • 1 week ago

    Pakatan government survives infancy

  • 2 weeks ago

    Subdivide Bumiputera entitlements to warp speed the catch-up

  • 3 weeks ago

    Matriculation dilemma: When more is more heartaches

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Is the old way... the only way?

    FEBRUARY 28 — In the old days, Semenyih was the place you passed on the Foh Hup 566 omnibus to Seremban.  For the past month, every politician possible has made the trip,...

  • 2 months ago

    Confidence and its erosion in Dewan Rakyat

    FEBRUARY 21 — Get close enough, and let politics do the rest. Which is why 118 keeps rattling in my head. The existentialist threat for the Mahathir Mohamad administration is...

  • 3 months ago

    Fake degrees and our political future

    FEBRUARY 14 — Malaysians are in love with degrees, it’s not the best kept secret. Obviously, this means by extension they, the rakyat, despise lies about degrees— when...

  • 3 months ago

    Colour up your rooms, landlords

    FEBRUARY 7 — Ah Meng is in town. So is Ah Kit, Ah Pit and Aji. So, I’m in a good mood and I’d like the following to not be an invitation for negativity. I’m not responding...

  • 3 months ago

    The PM we deserve

    JANUARY 31 — Names aside, what do Malaysians want from their next prime minister? The problem with names is it precludes a discussion about the actual job of a prime minister...

  • 3 months ago

    Najib is the champion, my friend!

    JANUARY 24 — You could have asked me 10 years ago, or even 20. Pakatan Harapan politicians are not funny, they’ve never been. Which is fine, since politicians are not expected...

  • 4 months ago

    Time for DAP to be truly Malaysian

    JANUARY 17 — The Democratic Action Party (DAP) is 53 years old, and after half a century in politics it has only experienced federal power for eight months.  Whether DAP...

  • 4 months ago

    How real is my 'mamak mee'?

    JANUARY 10 — At the corner of Del Monte and Araneta lay the scene for my education on food consumption. Glory, the supermarket, sold crackers. I did not bother to read the back...