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

  • 3 days ago

    CNY prognosis: We hold each other’s fortune

  • 1 week ago

    Time to prioritise jobs over politics

  • 2 weeks ago

    The lazy poor

  • 3 weeks ago

    Guided tour of Malaysian politics 2020

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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....

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Global community standards to shield Malaysian kids: Gen X to steer away from Boomers

    NOVEMBER 21 — As our G58 Huzhou-Beijing train hurtled across China’s eastern seaboard at over 300km per hour, delegates in my study tour utilised various VPNs (Virtual...

  • 2 months ago

    Tanjung Piai voters stressed out

    NOVEMBER 14 — Less than 48 hours to Tanjung Piai’s D-Day. Even for this madder by the day nation, this is new territory. It’s officially too close to call P165’s...

  • 2 months ago

    Poor kids are kids too, no?

    NOVEMBER 7 — The reactions were telling. No more than 13 years of age, he rammed into the only parked vehicle on an empty street in bright daylight.  He was the only one...

  • 2 months ago

    Tanjung Piai: A silly race in the south

    OCTOBER 31 — Shock and horror this Halloween, as the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Gerakan get to square off finally after 50 years at the Tanjung Piai by-election on...

  • 3 months ago

    Tamils, LTTE and arrests

    OCTOBER 24 — I called him Vino’s quiet cousin. He kept to himself, the Sri Lankan Tamil Brahmin. Probably 12, I’m guessing, and the war had just kicked off proper back in...

  • 3 months ago

    Kidding ourselves in an estranged land

    OCTOBER 17 — How should Malaysians deemed not constitutionally Malay teach their children citizenship? To explain belonging, when mum and dad aren’t sure if they belong. I’m...

  • 3 months ago

    Taxes improve democracy

    OCTOBER 10 — Here’s the truth, the GST is coming back. Dressed in a different name, but do not mistake it, taxes are coming Malaysian’s way. But there’s boon from the...

  • 3 months ago

    Malaysia afloat, captain and first mate playing hide and seek

    OCTOBER 3 — Citizens speculate daily whether or when Anwar Ibrahim replaces Mahathir Mohamad. It’s tiresome. It’s also a red herring. There are two urgent questions, of...

  • 4 months ago

    Malaysia, bigger than Kuala Lumpur

    SEPTEMBER 26 — Allianz, Adidas, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, DHL, Faber-Castell, Hugo Boss and Nivea are familiar to us.  Fascinatingly, each of these world-famous German brands...

  • 4 months ago

    Happy homeowners vote safe

    SEPTEMBER 19 — Revelation. A sure-fire means to win Malay votes in the next election, one which excludes and exceeds mammoth rallies. Give them homes. To be precise, for Pakatan...