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

    We are in it together

  • 1 week ago

    Tales from Cheras, the Langat side

  • 2 weeks ago

    Laughter in a time of disease

  • 3 weeks ago

    What we get? A Cabinet filled with Malaysians

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month ago

    Pakatan better be soul searching

    MARCH 5 — Will they heed the call? May 7, 2013. As I stood by the stage in an empty MBPJ Stadium while crew members moved sound and general equipment around, that’s what ran...

  • 1 month ago

    Mahathir’s endgame, it’s riveting

    FEBRUARY 27 — Democracy is messy. If it appears to be an orderly procession resplendent with well-drilled marchers, then you’re in Pyongyang, the grand capital of North Korea,...

  • 1 month ago

    I'd like my name, please

    FEBRUARY 20 — You may fail to leave a worthy name behind for people to reminisce and commemorate, but surely you can have the name you want while you’re alive! To have a...

  • 1 month ago

    Anwar wants to be PM, the clock’s on and citizens still baffled

    FEBRUARY 13 — A foreign observer waded in — this is a peculiar country with quite peculiar distractions which possess no particular objectives other than to sustain...

  • 2 months ago

    The minister who climbed the fence

    FEBRUARY 6 — Is Syed Saddiq brave? In a world of high walls of indifference, witnessing a minister in charge of all things youthful scaling fences to evade a mob leads to...

  • 2 months ago

    A directly elected PM, how’s that for overcoming the dull cold wars?

    JANUARY 30 — Malaysians have never voted for their prime minister, past or present. If you’re a lifelong Kelantan, Perlis, Terengganu, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Selangor, Wilayah...

  • 2 months ago

    CNY prognosis: We hold each other’s fortune

    JANUARY 23 — Question. Malaysia needs its Chinese population to retain its Malaysian characteristics? This is asked not to bruise further our fragile sense of togetherness but...

  • 2 months ago

    Time to prioritise jobs over politics

    JANUARY 16 — Jobs are not the sole responsibility of governments — to procure or protect — but they’d be blamed if jobs disappear. So, ours better act or risk a public...

  • 2 months ago

    The lazy poor

    JANUARY 9 — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad asked presumably average Malaysians not to envy the rich. It’s included in his first Wawasan year speech to civil servants, three...

  • 3 months ago

    Guided tour of Malaysian politics 2020

    JANUARY 2 — Day one at work for the year with tea in mug, the temptation to check the local news grows. Another year of drama ahead for all readers. But here’s what you really...

  • 3 months ago

    Post-Wawasan 2020: Brace for disappointments

    DECEMBER 26 — In six days, it’s Wawasan (Vision) 2020. An unfathomable destination in 1991, yet here we are. Malaysians need to judge for themselves here’s worth, in lieu of...

  • 3 months ago

    Azilah & Co: The deadly need to challenge authority

    DECEMBER 19 — What went through Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri’s mind as he escorted Altantuya Shaariibuu to her gruesome death outside Malaysia’s capital 13 years ago? An...

  • 3 months ago

    Liberty is ours, tattoo that!

    DECEMBER 12 — They take it in inches. Your civil liberties. They’ve been at it the last 40 years in Malaysia. Don’t let them anymore. Here today is where we make our stand....

  • 4 months ago

    Where are you YB, democracy is a cold room without you?

    DECEMBER 5 — Eighty per cent of life is showing up, according to writer-director Woody Allen. Obviously, this is lower in Malaysian politics, as MPs struggle to stay seated in...

  • 4 months ago

    A people’s Constitution

    NOVEMBER 28 — Both are lawyers but they can’t be any more different. Still, they lend urgency of the matter: the need to revisit our Constitution. Tamper it, if we must. Siti...