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

    People’s KUASA in GE15

  • 1 week ago

    Sabah and Sarawak, 26pc of Borneo but how many per cent Malaysia?

  • 2 weeks ago

    Umno’s single-minded charge to the endzone

  • 3 weeks ago

    Assess and fix Covid-19 induced education gaps or lose a generation

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month ago

    Flawed people require force to pretend to be respectable politicians

    MARCH 18 — They say politics is just another job and every four years the politicians may lose theirs at the ballot box. Fascinatingly, the phrase is radically true and false at...

  • 1 month ago

    DAP's choices

    MARCH 11 —  While Bersatu frets about a future without Umno, DAP faces an equally daunting task to pick its strategic place and partners. PKR’s increasingly erratic and...

  • 1 month ago

    A Bersatu wipeout likely if Umno storms

    MARCH 4 — Umno holds a lot of the cards and they head to their general assembly in a few weeks’ time. The party members in general are insanely filled with misplaced race hate...

  • 1 month ago

    Do you speak-a my language?

    FEBRUARY 25 — Literally, Malaysians are not talking to each other. There’s a language problem, or to be precise, we pretend our national language sync happened. Don’t get me...

  • 2 months ago

    One million uncomfortable conversations

    FEBRUARY 18 — The unity ministry came up with its 2021-2030 blueprint this week. It’s 63 pages of how togetherness is good. There are pictures to distract from the boring...

  • 2 months ago

    Muda, the right to associate and home ministers

    FEBRUARY 11 — On May 9, 2018 Hamzah Zainuddin starts the day as a minister from an Umno state and ends it as an Opposition MP. This is because Pakatan Harapan takes control...

  • 2 months ago

    Tommy Thomas’ kiss and tell

    FEBRUARY 4 — While the career of Mahathir Mohamad’s second term attorney-general stretches beyond 45 years, the two under the ex-PM which draws attention to him. It seems...

  • 2 months ago

    2021: Symbols and Thaipusam

    JANUARY 28 — Until 2009, Thaipusam was not a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur. During my childhood, it meant a younger me did not attend school and government driver dad took the...

  • 2 months ago

    SPM 2020: Time to get it done

    JANUARY 21 — As rites of passage go, in Malaysia generally it is Form 5 in school. Most of us, and those before us, had their schooling experience defined by what’s usually...

  • 3 months ago

    PM can initiate all-party unity government

    JANUARY 14 — With trepidation, my first national Emergency column. Though firsts matter less these days as Malaysia’s choked by firsts. Above all the firsts for the year —...

  • 3 months ago

    Mixed in to mix up Umno in the future? The story of biracial children

    JANUARY 7 — Forget about Nueang Nandanagara. Look at the delegates at the Umno Assembly just ended. While they were busy busying about power and national mistrust, among them...

  • 3 months ago

    Goodbye 2020!

    DECEMBER 31 — Talk about a misleading promo. How stupidly, exactly a year ago, you and I stood in our living rooms or large convention centres to usher in this torturous year...

  • 3 months ago

    Winners and losers in Malaysian politics 2020

    DECEMBER 24 — Hindsight is 2020, yes, thanks for that year 2020! It had it all — a PM under attack, that PM resigns, a race to a new majority involving also the resigned PM,...

  • 4 months ago

    Nowhere children who miss home

    DECEMBER 17 — Memories I own. Standing outside Leytonstone train station. Sitting inside the old Greek legislative assembly. Looking out the window as my American airline flight...

  • 4 months ago

    Reinvent or collapse on: The Malaysian public school system debacle

    DECEMBER 10 — The path to a better future goes directly through our public schools. Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and presidential hopeful, says it plain. However, for...