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

    Tanjung Piai voters stressed out

  • 1 week ago

    Poor kids are kids too, no?

  • 2 weeks ago

    Tanjung Piai: A silly race in the south

  • 3 weeks ago

    Tamils, LTTE and arrests

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 4 weeks 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Malays are individuals, it’s a human predilection

    SEPTEMBER 12 — It’s almost natural for self-anointed experts to tell Malays what they need to do or think. Yes, oh yes, it’s that season again, with the mega-rally for...

  • 2 months ago

    Too scared to be leaders or why the boycott can’t be opposed

    SEPTEMBER 5 — Most Malaysians don’t know and don’t care that Ananda Krishnan helped realise 1985’s phenomenal “Live Aid” concert which was televised worldwide. Freddie...

  • 2 months ago

    You’ll never beat Malaysia

    AUGUST 29 — It’s a saying in the Malaysian debate scene, when competing in international competitions. Every occasion when one of our teams performs admirably in the...

  • 2 months ago

    Is this home?

    AUGUST 22 — It’s not a question I ask myself. It did, however, appear on my timeline, courtesy of a friend who suggested perhaps Non-Muslims should consider exiting Malaysia,...

  • 2 months ago

    Chillax Malaysia: This is the message we want to hear

    AUGUST 15 — Two rules for compassionate leaders to live by; one, condemn all violence regardless of source, purpose or perpetrator, and second, never threaten violence. This...

  • 3 months ago

    It khats both ways

    AUGUST 8 — I fear Cikgu Othman opted for early retirement after trying to fix my Jawi handwriting in primary school. It was a tough beat for him.  So, what’s the writing...

  • 3 months ago

    Position vacant: Nation builders with vision and inter-personnel skills

    AUGUST 1 — How to forge a nation of principles? If it were to be realised, it requires leaders with principles. Therefore, are the present leaders following principles or...

  • 3 months ago

    Trust the people more than the leaders

    JULY 25 — In my schoolyears, the story of the acronym RAHMAN made the rounds. How it started, no one knows, but the first name of the first prime minister was claimed to...

  • 3 months ago

    Now every adult in Malaysia can vote, Mr Armstrong

    JULY 18 — Fifty years and two days ago, a moon-bound Apollo 11 captured the imagination of our species. Inspires still. Incidentally, two days ago, the Dewan Rakyat unanimously...

  • 4 months ago

    A prime minister for most of Malaysia

    JULY 11 — If today, President Donald Trump asked for white unity, for all its leaders to stand under one umbrella to protect white interests and survival — White Democrats,...