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

  • 17 hours ago

    Mahathir and Anwar’s battle for Umno

  • 1 week ago

    Malaysia Day top five Baharu list

  • 2 weeks ago

    Caned lesbians: The silly battle for all Malay votes

  • 3 weeks ago

    Keep BR1M, call it BRYM instead

More from Praba Ganesan

  • 4 weeks ago

    Can someone tell the civil servants they are in #MalaysiaBaharu?

    AUGUST 23 — They have 1.5 million votes, so let’s be careful with them. What about this counter-view — to the oft-presented tedious argument about the number of civil...

  • 1 month ago

    Pakatan: 100 days of summer

    AUG 16 — Almost 100 days have passed, since Pakatan Harapan assumed power. This column chooses not to obsess over the 10 promises which the coalition targeted for/by/after...

  • 1 month ago

    Don’t euthanise the national history curriculum dudes

    AUG 9 — The Malaysian Cabinet members have another group competing with them for the most stressful job in the country, the Malaysian history syllabus writers. History...

  • 1 month ago

    Azmin to play safe, but set to hit Rafizi

    AUG 2 — The choices have presented themselves to Azmin Ali. To be as bold as Anwar Ibrahim himself and take the fight to his old boss, or to remain steadfast to the spirit of...

  • 1 month ago

    The false race for Malayness

    JULY 26 — Here’s the detractors’ claim. It’s not a Malay-led government as much as it is a Malay-adorned government. A range of brown on the outside, but all migrant...

  • 2 months ago

    Kindergarten fight over LRT3 budget

    JULY 19 — The problem with abbreviations is that with enough of them bandied about, one can’t tell a light-rail train system from a Star Wars droid. In just a week, since my...

  • 2 months ago

    Public transport needs a huge rethink

    JULY 12 ― I was not amused reading the news while outside the Connaught MRT station, two nights ago. Well mixed feelings, in a sordid way. Prasarana, which runs the city buses...

  • 2 months ago

    Change the vote system to liberate the vote

    JULY 5 — The answer to a circumspect Pakatan Harapan, a waning Umno and frustrated voters is to end the first past the post (FPTP) elections in Malaysia. The Election Commission...

  • 2 months ago

    Time to back civil society

    JUNE 28 — As of this week, Tabung Harapan has racked up RM126 million. In terms of the national debt as outlined by the new Pakatan Harapan government, it is 0.0126 per cent of...

  • 2 months ago

    Farewell, Nazrin

    JUNE 21 — Lame jokes, Arsenal, ecosystem, angry, bowling, private thoughts, karaoke, patience, unassuming, gentleman, sheep-herding, women, legacies, country and family. I've...

  • 3 months ago

    Charging for drinking water is evil

    JUNE 14 — Should restaurants offer free drinking water? I know they should, so I asked Sepang Council’s legal adviser 10 years ago. She was polite, and in summary told me it...

  • 3 months ago

    Oh joy, World Cup time!

    JUNE 7 — I’ll confess, if politics in Malaysia sorted itself out I would rather spend my days writing about football. It’s almost here, the World Cup and as usual the...

  • 3 months ago

    #MalaysiaBaru requires disagreements

    MAY 31 — Growing up in Malaysia, it is common to witness arguments shut down because they are sensitive to any given group of people. It’s a go-to method, to avoid virulent...

  • 3 months ago

    Reboot political parties

    MAY 24 — All the Barisan Nasional (BN) parties are soul-searching. Each find themselves with internal turmoil, as members exit and their existence questioned. Pakatan Harapan...

  • 4 months ago

    The 'rakyat', no more in the shadows

    MAY 17 — I don’t want you to be forgotten. Malaysians who’ve made the colossal shift in our country’s destiny. Which is why I endeavour to separate the narrative, between...