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 days ago

    Paying campaign volunteers may be unethical. Here’s why

  • 1 week ago

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

  • 1 month ago

    In defence of leaning in

  • 1 month ago

    Malaysia’s #MeToo reckoning

More from Boo Su-Lyn

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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,...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 3 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,...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 4 months ago

    Asean must stand up for themselves

    SEPTEMBER 21 ― My American friend Ken, a military veteran who did logistics work in the United States Navy, tried to explain to me what his job entailed, particularly in the...

  • 4 months ago

    Malaysia’s flaws are her strengths

    SEPTEMBER 14 ― My friends warned me to ensure that my African-American friend, Ken Porter, kept his passport on him at all times during his week-long visit to Malaysia and to...

  • 4 months ago

    I’m Asian, and I like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

    SEPTEMBER 7 ― The negative reaction some Singaporeans have towards Crazy Rich Asians, which puts happens to put Singapore on the world map as it continues to top the United...

  • 4 months ago

    What I want for Merdeka

    AUGUST 31 — It is Merdeka under a new government. What a glorious day! Sixty-one years ago, we (Malaya) gained self-autonomy in order to steer our own path. In Tunku Abdul...

  • 4 months ago

    Making patient assistance programmes more transparent

    AUGUST 24 ― I tried to reassure a lung cancer patient ― who receives free doses of crizotinib (brand name Xalkori) on a patient assistance programme ― that the Ministry of...

  • 5 months ago

    The timidity of hope

    AUGUST 17 — When I was a child, I used to hope for things like getting straight As in exams (yes, I was bit of a nerd in school and most of the time, I did get those As). Before...