Boo Su-Lyn

Boo Su-Lyn

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

Recent Opinion

  • 36 minutes ago

    How Pakatan can fight the Umno spirit

  • 1 week ago

    Coming home to #MalaysiaBaru

  • 2 weeks ago

    Living the American dream for six weeks

  • 4 weeks ago

    The blossoming of Malaysian democracy

More from Boo Su-Lyn

  • 1 month ago

    Cede power for a stronger democracy

    MAY 18 — If Pakatan Harapan (PH) was serious about reform, it would immediately assure all Opposition representatives and Opposition-held states that they would receive fair and...

  • 1 month ago

    Dos and don’ts for the new Pakatan government

    MAY 11 — Now that the people have elected Pakatan Harapan (PH) as their first-ever alternate government to Barisan Nasional (BN), PH must show that they truly represent change....

  • 1 month ago

    Who I endorse as Segambut MP

    MAY 4 — The question of who should be Member of Parliament for Segambut, a constituency where I vote in, is a tough one. This is because while Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate...

  • 1 month ago

    Why I am unapologetic

    APRIL 27 ― I recently published my first non-fiction book titled Unapologetic, in which I set out my vision of a nation of equals for Malaysia and my ideals of individual...

  • 2 months ago

    Civil disobedience happens when rule of law breaks down

    APRIL 20 ― I filed a complaint to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) as early as April 9 on the setting up of political flags in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) before nomination day...

  • 2 months ago

    Who should women vote for?

    APRIL 13 – Although women make up half the population, they rarely work as a strong voting bloc in elections to advocate for their rights and interests. ...

  • 2 months ago

    How to make GE14 fun

    APRIL 6 — The election is almost upon us and politicians everywhere, particularly from the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), are throwing around infrastructure projects and giving...

  • 2 months ago

    'Apa lagi rakyat mahu?'

    MARCH 30 ― The day after the 13th general election in 2013, in which Barisan Nasional (BN) lost the popular vote, Utusan Malaysia splashed on its front page: “Apa lagi Cina...

  • 2 months 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),...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...