Stories from Opinion

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 5 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...

  • 5 months ago

    Sorry seems to be the hardest word this PKR Election

    NOVEMBER 8 — How much anger can a party election generate? I’m not sure, but if it is about setting records, then the ongoing #PemilihanPKR2018 is the bomb. Phantom voter...

  • 5 months ago

    Hail, lord customer arrives!

    NOVEMBER 1 — My godchildren visited Sunway Pyramid, in order to spend time with this unwieldy godparent. It was a mixed bag, not the bond among misfits but the customer service...

  • 5 months ago

    The Zahid Hamidi Destruction Counter

    OCTOBER 25 — Ex-deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has claimed — not suggested, mildly related, loosely associated, casually reminded, leisurely ad-libbed or faintly...

  • 6 months ago

    How many ‘Datuks’ do you need to change a lightbulb?

    OCTOBER 18 — I’ve stopped ringing up politicians for the time being. With titles showered down on them this awards season, I can’t be sure how to address these “friends”...

  • 6 months ago

    Port Dickson: An insight to future Malaysia

    OCTOBER 11 — About 75,000 voters on Saturday, or more specifically those who decide to show up from Port Dickson’s electoral roll, may well decide who will be prime minister...

  • 6 months ago

    Not every Tan owns a football club

    OCTOBER 4 ― It’s a glass half full or empty scenario depending on the reader’s context. International trips can provide clarity, since in these away matches our Jaguh...

  • 6 months ago

    Why faith in the poor works

    SEPTEMBER 27 — I’ll tell a story. Since you might think, that it is all politics with me. My uncle Thangga died years ago. Quite a while after my dad, but it’s been a while....

  • 7 months ago

    Mahathir and Anwar’s battle for Umno

    SEPTEMBER 20 — Hundred-twenty-four. Remember the number. Since these are busy days. Both the Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad camps are stuck in seemingly perpetual political...

  • 7 months ago

    Malaysia Day top five Baharu list

    SEPT EMBER 13 — Going positive. Consider these, for this Malaysia Day weekend. To help embrace Malaysia in these days of political volatility and fake news. 1. Look at the Asian...

  • 7 months ago

    Caned lesbians: The silly battle for all Malay votes

    SEPTEMBER 6 ― Kelantan and Terengganu see each other as brothers, as long as the latter looks up to the former as an older sibling. Seniority in a fundamentalist environment is...

  • 7 months ago

    Keep BR1M, call it BRYM instead

    AUGUST 30 — Bantuan Rakyat Yakin Malaysia (Malaysian People’s Confidence Aid) Change it to that, if the name reminds this government (Pakatan Harapan) too much of the previous...

  • 7 months 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...

  • 8 months 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...

  • 8 months 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...

  • 8 months 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...