Boo Su-Lyn

Boo Su-Lyn


Boo Su-Lyn is a libertarian writer who believes in minimal state intervention in the economy and socio-political issues. Follow her at fb.com/boosulyn or on Twitter @boosulyn. She also has a website at www.boosulyn.com.

Recent Opinions

  • 3 months ago

    Kids must get political

  • 4 months ago

    How to prevent sex scandals

  • 4 months ago

    Why Anwar should be PM now

  • 5 months ago

    Why the Cabinet should save a small park in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

More from Boo Su-Lyn

  • 5 months ago

    Report card: Pakatan’s most memorable deeds in Year One

    MAY 3 ― In 2016, I wrote a story on what public housing in Kota Damansara, not very far from my Taman Tun neighbourhood, looked like. Even though the 700-sq ft PPR flats were...

  • 6 months ago

    The overtaxed middle class

    APRIL 12 — I recently cycled 40 minutes in 33-degree weather just to save RM6 on parking when I went to a government clinic to collect my medication. I was a little peeved when...

  • 6 months ago

    Other reasons why Malaysia should not ratify the Rome Statute

    MARCH 29 — Malaysia has acceded to the Rome Statute, which means that Malaysian citizens are now subject to the International Criminal Court (ICC) if they commit atrocities like...

  • 7 months ago

    Transactional sex is not outrageous

    MARCH 15 – Just slightly more than 100 years ago, women in Britain could not vote. In the decades before the United Kingdom’s Representation of the People Act 1918 gave...

  • 7 months ago

    The Chinese dilemma

    MARCH 8 ― A Chinese friend once told me that he would only vote for a Chinese representative, no matter which party they came from. This is, of course, only one anecdote from a...

  • 8 months ago

    How to reduce drug prices without imposing a ceiling

    FEBRUARY 15 — The Ministry of Health may possibly introduce a price control mechanism for drugs in the middle of the year. Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad told the Dewan Rakyat...

  • 8 months ago

    When Putrajaya thinks it knows all about health care

    JANUARY 31 — The government just launched two huge health care schemes for the poor: a RM2 billion health insurance funded by an insurance company and a RM100 million health...

  • 9 months ago

    Paying campaign volunteers may be unethical. Here’s why

    JANUARY 18 ― Malaysia is a strange democracy because we see nothing wrong and, in fact, expect our lawmakers and politicians to give us money for weddings, funerals, personal...

  • 9 months ago

    Why doesn’t Health Ministry talk about its stop smoking service?

    JANUARY 8 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has taken the commendable step of banning smoking at all restaurants, including open-air establishments. However, like other...

  • 10 months ago

    In defence of leaning in

    DECEMBER 21 — Suddenly everyone is attacking Sheryl Sandberg after Michelle Obama said the Facebook chief operating officer’s “lean in” philosophy of feminism sometimes...

  • 10 months ago

    Malaysia’s #MeToo reckoning

    DECEMBER 7 — The #MeToo movement that upended Hollywood, politics, and the media in America and other countries has finally arrived here.  Unfortunately, in Malaysia, the...

  • 10 months ago

    Taman Tun is not asking for much

    NOVEMBER 30 ― Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), the lovely suburb I grew up in, are not demanding the impossible by asking for a park in the neighbourhood to be protected...

  • 10 months ago

    How not to pull an Edi Rejang

    NOVEMBER 24 ― Edi Rejang, a man who posted on Facebook a video of himself berating a young Chinese woman for giving out beer samples at the alcohol section of a supermarket,...

  • 11 months ago

    Why ratify ICERD now?

    NOVEMBER 9 — Don’t get me wrong; I think the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is a great United Nations treaty. But...

  • 11 months ago

    What I want from Budget 2019: Part 2

    NOVEMBER 2 ― Budget 2019 will show what the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s priorities are, at least for next year. Politics is simply the allocation of resources. What...