Aerie Rahman

Aerie Rahman


Aerie Rahman has a distaste for social categorisations. But if you must, he is a student of life. He tweets at @aerierahman.

Recent Opinions

  • 4 years ago

    Waiting for the bus: The need to improve public transportation in KL

  • 4 years ago

    Independent, but not free

  • 4 years ago

    When compassion gives way to arrogance

  • 4 years ago

    Malaysia is ready for Dyana

More from Aerie Rahman

  • 4 years ago

    MH370 and the anguish of uncertainty

    APRIL 4 — In instances where you do not know the person who is in despair, sympathy is but a fleeting sensation. One sees a poor beggar, looks at him with eyes filled with...

  • 5 years ago

    Kangkung-gate and the power of the powerless

    JAN 28 — The sudden upsurge in the popularity of kangkung can be explained through Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point. The convergence of the Law of the Few,...

  • 5 years ago

    Why we are unable to move forward

    JAN 17 — Just ask a random stranger strolling down Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman his opinion on what is Malaysia’s greatest strength and he, just like many other Malaysians...

  • 5 years ago

    Perkasa, power and the manufacture of consent

    JAN 3 — The shadow of far right sentiments is cast wide with the Barisan Nasional government endorsing the ultra right wing movement Perkasa. The admission by...

  • 5 years ago

    The savagery of the Great Price Hike

    DEC 27 — Malaysians are waiting with bated breath, bracing ourselves for the sweeping price hikes that are set to uncomfortably wedge itself among us next year. This festive...

  • 5 years ago

    Whopping wages for the wicked?

    DEC 5 — Wages are tied to dignity. If one’s efforts, enthusiasm, endeavours and expertise are not commensurate to the pay one is supposed to receive, it is nothing...

  • 5 years ago

    A critical opportunity missed

    NOV 25 — A few months back around the end of August, something happened between the two major coalitions in Malaysia. It’s something that might be of little concern...

  • 5 years ago

    London is London lah

    NOV 6 — “The greatest city in the world” is a descriptor any city would covet. Who wouldn’t want to live in a dynamic, cosmopolitan, efficient and well...

  • 5 years ago

    The importance of being Saifuddin

    OCT 25 — A few days before I was scheduled to participate in a debating tournament somewhere in the Asian subcontinent, I was informed that the then deputy higher education...

  • 5 years ago

    Bebalisma in Malaysian society

    OCT 21 — The Malaysia that I know of, which has forever been under the Barisan Nasional power structure, is akin to a poorly written play. Those in power are actors onstage...

  • 5 years ago

    Lessons from Auschwitz

    OCT 11 — The wheels of the train grind to a halt. “Oswiecim!” declares the Polish conductor. Disoriented, I stumble out of the train with my bag....

  • 5 years ago

    Liberty must be defended

    OCT 4 — This week, preventive detention powers have been resurrected by Parliament. The Preventive Crime Act (PCA) will allegedly be used to combat organised crime. The law...

  • 5 years ago

    An analysis of arrogance

    SEPT 27 — Malaysian politicians are unique beings. It is difficult to find this breed in other democracies. The public statements made are remarkable, not for its wit but...

  • 5 years ago

    The Malaysian malaise

    SEPT 15 — Have you ever been to Brunei? I find it to be an eclectic blend between Kelantan and Putrajaya. From the airport to the city centre, Islamic billboards are many...

  • 5 years ago

    In search of lost truth

    SEPT 6 — The polemical Tanda Putera was screened a few days ago to mixed reviews. I dislike reading reviews before experiencing the said movie/book/concert myself as it...