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

  • 1 week ago

    The overtaxed middle class

  • 3 weeks ago

    Other reasons why Malaysia should not ratify the Rome Statute

  • 1 month ago

    Transactional sex is not outrageous

  • 1 month ago

    The Chinese dilemma

More from Boo Su-Lyn

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 4 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...

  • 5 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,...

  • 5 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...

  • 5 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...

  • 5 months ago

    What I want from Budget 2019

    OCTOBER 26 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has warned Malaysia that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s maiden Budget will be a painful one that requires...

  • 6 months ago

    Where are the women bosses?

    OCTOBER 19 — Khazanah Research Institute’s (KRI) latest report revealed that women were the majority in low-level professions, such as nurses, clerks, cleaners,...

  • 6 months ago

    Don’t tax the middle class... again

    OCTOBER 12 — Nobody likes taxes. The prime minister warned us that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government may impose new taxes to address the debt left by the Barisan...

  • 6 months ago

    Super-liberals need to get tough

    OCTOBER 5 — Super-liberals were predictably outraged at prime minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s coinage of the term to attack them. Anwar was annoyed...

  • 6 months ago

    Save lives, cut alcohol taxes

    SEPTEMBER 28 ― In 2016, the Barisan Nasional (BN) government raised the excise duty for locally-produced hard liquor by a whopping 150 per cent, from RM24 per litre to RM60. The...