Boo Su-Lyn

Boo Su-Lyn

Boo Su-Lyn is a feminist who loves reading fiction. She tweets at @boosulyn.

Recent Opinion

  • 6 days ago

    Civil disobedience happens when rule of law breaks down

  • 1 week ago

    Who should women vote for?

  • 2 weeks ago

    How to make GE14 fun

  • 3 weeks ago

    'Apa lagi rakyat mahu?'

More from Boo Su-Lyn

  • 1 month ago

    Is Facebook to blame for data mining?

    MARCH 23 — The furore surrounding Cambridge Analytica makes it seem as if the British data analytics firm eats babies for breakfast. A company, Global Science Research (GSR),...

  • 1 month ago

    Using transparency to fight fake news

    MARCH 16 — The Barisan Nasional (BN) government claims that legislation against so-called “fake news” will protect the people. Communications and Multimedia Minister...

  • 1 month ago

    Maria Chin’s disappointing timidity

    MARCH 9 — I wanted to rejoice when I heard that Maria Chin had decided to run for office. But her statement about offering herself as an ”independent candidate to Pakatan...

  • 1 month ago

    Learning from London

    MARCH 2 — Perhaps one of the most fascinating things about London is the city’s culture, love of knowledge, and appreciation of history, something which I wish Malaysia had...

  • 2 months ago

    The drudgery of democracy

    FEBRUARY 23 ― My uncle Boo Soon Yew is a model citizen. He is a Penangite who informs the authorities weekly about potholes, broken drain covers, broken street lamps and even...

  • 2 months ago

    Women, stand up for yourselves

    FEBRUARY 16 – When I told a friend that I would not publicly excoriate Aziz Ansari (a terrible date mixed up with actual sexual assault and harassment cases exposed in the...

  • 2 months ago

    What I want from my GE14 candidates

    FEBRUARY 9 — An Opposition MP I spoke to was dismissive of BEBAS’ #CabarCalon campaign to pressure candidates in the 14th general election to commit to a stance...

  • 2 months ago

    How to get better GE14 candidates

    FEBRUARY 2 — During the 13th general election five years ago, the prevailing sentiment (at least in the cities) was to vote for the Opposition that had then offered not only the...

  • 3 months ago

    What about democracy within a party?

    JANUARY 26 — Democracy is not just about protecting a citizen’s right to protest against the government, but also about promoting the spirit of dissent within a political...

  • 3 months ago

    Whither Malaysia’s #MeToo movement?

    JANUARY 19 ― While the #MeToo movement has brought down powerful American men in Hollywood, politics, and the media, the clarion call against sexual harassment is strangely...

  • 3 months ago

    The politics of hope

    JANUARY 12 ― Talk show host Oprah Winfrey delivered a powerful, inspirational speech at the Golden Globes after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award,...

  • 3 months ago

    Malaysians have the right to be fat

    JANUARY 5 — Dietitians may be in favour of government policies to limit eateries’ operating hours until midnight and to introduce a sugary drinks tax because...

  • 3 months ago

    Time to let go of the old

    DECEMBER 29 — One of Kylo Ren’s most memorable quotes in The Last Jedi is: “It’s time to let old things die.” I’m not a huge Star Wars fan by...

  • 4 months ago

    Why social media should remain unregulated

    DECEMBER 22 — There have been growing calls to regulate Facebook and other social media platforms like Twitter, with former Facebook executives attacking the tech giant and...

  • 4 months ago

    When they go low, do we go lower?

    DECEMBER 15 – I was disappointed to read that DAP’s women and youth wings had lodged a police report against Wanita Umno leader Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil for calling...