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

  • 1 day ago

    A different future eventually, thanks to Covid-19

  • 1 week ago

    Our greatest fear is having no leadership

  • 2 weeks ago

    Foreign labour and Covid-19 outbreaks

  • 3 weeks ago

    Deepavali ads are only skin-deep

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 4 weeks ago

    Identity politics’ appeal dwindles as unemployment grows

    NOVEMBER 5 — February’s euphoric rhetoric about the restoring of “Malay rule” has somewhat died over these past months. Some might wonder where it went. After all, what...

  • 1 month ago

    Well... the voters are to blame

    OCTOBER 29 — A deputy minister blames voters for the current political debacle and agitates urban Malaysia. A barrage of social media comments and commentaries ensue. One dude...

  • 1 month ago

    Trump for Malaysia

    OCTOBER 22 — The days bore us. Unending power talks, lockdown rules that change with every refresh and no water in the capital. The stink grows, you can’t leave the district...

  • 1 month ago

    Umno and DAP turn kingmakers

    OCTOBER 15 — Make no mistake, it’s fabulously unusual even for Malaysia’s obfuscated political culture. The excitement initiated three weeks ago by Leader of Opposition...

  • 1 month ago

    Sabah by-election: Covid-19 caution and KL’s grip on power

    OCTOBER 8 — Shoot the flares, Peninsula politicians head to Sabah next month! A Covid-19 enforced travel ban to and from Sabah operates until October 25, but if numbers dip by...

  • 2 months ago

    Where does Jalan Palestin lead us?

    OCTOBER 1 — As we learned, belatedly, 140 metres of asphalt can fascinate cyberspace. Welcome, Jalan Palestin (Palestine Road)! Curiously, thinking of this addition, not many...

  • 2 months ago

    Muda: The young guns need not go down in a blaze of glory

    SEPTEMBER 24 — The Sabah election unwittingly lends credibility to new party Muda — even Anwar Ibrahim’s shenanigans yesterday do, but later on the man who won’t...

  • 2 months ago

    Rank your political love, how to avoid jackasses ruling forever

    SEPTEMBER 17 — Voting day is September 26, but Sabah voters may require days of deep analysis and discourse to decide who they pick.  It’s about guessing who reasonably...

  • 2 months ago

    East Malaysia, not east of Malaysia

    SEPTEMBER 10 — In 2016, the aftershocks from 1MDB inside the Cabinet forced the then-prime minister to axe Shafie Apdal. Then, the highest ever ranked Bornean minister in our...

  • 3 months ago

    The forgotten political voice of the poor

    SEPTEMBER 3 — What’s the largest voting bloc in Malaysia? Tip: it’s the demography missing leadership. And no, not Malays. Well, not directly. Despite a queue of politicians...

  • 3 months ago

    10 reasons to toast this Merdeka

    AUGUST 27 — The long Merdeka weekend awaits.  There’ll be other occasions to rue a world gone mad and ruminate over a nation turned into a reality show rife with...

  • 3 months ago

    Pakatan’s gifts to Malaysian democracy

    AUGUST 20 — How can a coalition’s calamitous first term in office — which fell shy of 22 months — be categorised as a positive? A positive turn for democracy. Well, it...

  • 3 months ago

    A Malay politics overhaul through gender equality

    AUGUST 13 — It’s the season for old men and their latest party tricks. Whether it’s the Slim state seat by-election or the impending Sabah state elections, aged men who...

  • 3 months ago

    Merdeka salute: Malaysia’s Sikhs

    AUGUST 6 — It was right behind the house. The gurdwara. Though we had to snake along  the lane behind the outhouse into Lorong Tujuh from our Enam. Into the Indian...

  • 4 months ago

    To Malaysian voters: No man is an island, but every man owns his island

    JULY 30 — It’s the most natural thing to want. To wish our lives are not beyond ourselves. The living of it, the everyday happenings, to want all of it to be confined to our...