Stories from Opinion

  • 7 years ago

    Are we that corrupt or plain silly?

    JUNE 18 — The Auditor-General’s (A-G) Report never ceases to amaze me. I remember writing Malay Mail’s frontpage article “NSC’s RM22 million bill...

  • 7 years ago

    Do you know football?

    JUNE 17 — And suddenly everyone is an expert when it comes to football. From the six-year-old who aspires to be the next Norshahrul Idlan Talaha to the uncle that is forced...

  • 7 years ago

    Good neighbours go a long way

    JUNE 11 — Screams of “Haaareeesshhh!” woke me up from deep sleep early Saturday morning. I rushed out of bed only to see my neighbour Aunty Kim in the house as...

  • 7 years ago

    In heated times, it’s best to have World Cup fever!

    JUNE 10 ― Perhaps the prolonged heat wave earlier this year has fried our brains, severely impairing our judgement. And it looks like our ability to think will be further...

  • 7 years ago

    When politicians say the darndest things

    JUNE 4 — It was mid-August 2007.  The auditorium at the National Sports Council was packed with reporters, all armed with questions pertaining to an incident that took...

  • 7 years ago

    Show love and compassion for the mentally ill

    MAY 21 — “Appa, look at that gila (crazy) man.” It was followed by a giggle as the boy’s father replied: “Yes, he is gila man. Don’t look at...

  • 7 years ago

    Borders remain porous as nation’s integrity at stake

    MAY 7 — On May 22, 1890, the ruler of a small state under Dutch control in Aceh, North Sumatra, wrote a brief letter in Malay. The addressee was a Chinese man named Baba...

  • 7 years ago

    Boot out the ego in football

    APRIL 23 — All eyes will be on the FA of Malaysia (FAM) congress on May 25 as we will witness a three-cornered fight between Sultan Ahmad Shah, his son Tengku Abdullah and...

  • 7 years ago

    Thousand apologies for being polite

    APRIL 15 ― It was witty yet riddled with sarcasm — a back page that would have caused Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to choke on the bacon roll he had for...

  • 7 years ago

    Wasted cops and money — show us some integrity

    APRIL 9 — Do what I say, don’t do what I do? Here are two reasons why I am forced to shave. A. My wife hates it when I have facial hair B. Victim of stereotyping. With...

  • 7 years ago

    Three cheers for badminton diplomacy

    APRIL 2 ― One was a nation with a rich history that had just undergone a cultural revolution. The other was a new country, eager to progress quickly. Both had differing...

  • 7 years ago

    Stop popping ’em pills, losers

    MARCH 19 — My definition of getting ‘high’ Sitting in my dimly lit room as my almost 40-year-old turntable spins a Led Zeppelin II album. I close my eyes while...

  • 7 years ago

    We’re all one big family

    MARCH 11 — Tension mounts in Crimea in recent days as troops from Ukraine and Russia are mobilised to prepare for a possible war. In the centre of this episode are...

  • 7 years ago

    It’s not cheap having a baby

    MARCH 5 — It was a visit to the nanny Ms Lim and her husband would never forget. The couple is expecting their newborn in five months and is in the midst of making the...

  • 7 years ago

    Don’t let lack of fields, heat kill us

    MARCH 4 — The sun showed no mercy as 22 players were sweating it out on the field at 4pm last Saturday. The field was like a desert. I saw a player drop due to a hard...

  • 7 years ago

    Don’t let safety and water take a back seat

    FEB 26 — A white bashed-up Proton Saga swerved into my lane out of nowhere on the Middle Ring Road 2. Greeting me from the vehicle’s rear passenger seat were two...

  • 7 years ago

    Stop this neighbourhood ‘thuggery’

    FEB 19 — A rusty makeshift iron gate forms a line across the road leading into a neighbourhood in Ampang. It is manned by a shabbily dressed security guard — a...

  • 7 years ago

    Sure feels like southern comfort

    FEB 18 — It was supposed to be a trip to Legoland. Instead, former Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak — who donned a Johor shirt — was seen seated next to football...

  • 7 years ago

    Speak wisely, Mr Politician, for you’ll shine like a rock star

    FEB 12 — The stage is set as the makeshift spotlight shines brightly on a simple wooden rostrum and a microphone. The hot weather, with hardly any wind blowing, forces those...