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

    Who to hate if you want to thrive as a racist?

  • 1 week ago

    Thivakar can’t get a job, or the tale of the Umno think tank

  • 2 weeks ago

    Go positive, Pakatan

  • 3 weeks ago

    Is the old way... the only way?

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Doublethink is our ideology

    JANUARY 3 — I’m a danger to every other Malaysian, if you followed the speeches at the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (PPBM) Annual General Meeting last weekend....

  • 2 months ago

    The crazy year is upon us

    DECEMBER 27 — Brace yourself, you might have not seen enough in 2018 to be ready for what’s in store. This roller-coaster has more turns, spills and thrills left in it. These,...

  • 3 months ago

    Dysfunctional 2018... the winners

    DECEMBER 20 ― One man’s meat is another man’s tofu, a former vegetarian told me. It suits the occasion, the quote, I mean. Random, hazard-ridden and all kinds of into the...

  • 3 months ago

    The choice of fear over hope

    DECEMBER 13 — I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear...

  • 3 months ago

    Time to save the legacy schools

    DECEMBER 6 — Former inspector-general of police Hanif Omar spoke about a visit to his alma mater, Malay College Kuala Kangsar, when he retired from government service years...

  • 3 months ago

    Don’t give in to the hate news

    NOVEMBER 29 — A firefighter fights for his life. A temple compound turns into a battlefield. Police keep watch; they arrest troublemakers and separate foes. And then,...

  • 4 months ago

    Burning the race candle from both ends

    NOVEMBER 22 — Currently, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a rock star to many. But signs are present, indicating the shine is wearing off. Six months after the general election. And...

  • 4 months ago

    That equality conversation

    NOVEMBER 15 — Should we pursue equality for all Malaysians? More than a few of my countrymen felt it’s a lousy idea. Actually, 119,039 folks to be exact, as of yesterday...