Quek Yew Aun

Quek Yew Aun

Malaysian by birth, biologist by choice, Yew Aun meditates on various environmental, social and sporting issues. If not glued to a computer screen, he can be found trying to photograph sea slugs. Yew Aun can be contacted at [email protected]

Recent Opinions

  • 4 weeks ago

    Internships need to make sens(e)

  • 2 months ago

    The ecotourism dilemma... or how to leave only footprints behind

  • 7 months ago

    Stamps of disapproval

  • 10 months ago

    Weighing in on bats and durians

More from Quek Yew Aun

  • 1 year ago

    Petitioning for Malaysia Baru

    JULY 4 — Two months have passed since the historic change in government. It is perhaps an understatement to say that spirits are high among the rakyat. Social media gravid...

  • 1 year ago

    Crowdsourcing responsibility: Malaysians show how it’s done

    APRIL 17 — Ah, the elections. Where once every four to five years, we are summoned to fulfil our numero uno civic duty: to vote. And so like gravid salmon, many of us will be...

  • 1 year ago

    My IYOR 2018 wishlist

    FEBRUARY 23 ― International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), a global partnership aimed at preserving coral reef ecosystems worldwide declared 2018 as an International Year of the...

  • 1 year ago

    Otter success across the Causeway

    NOVEMBER 21 — The Singapore public loves their otters. Period. Their activities are often reported in the local dailies, photos uploaded on social media and heck even their...

  • 1 year ago

    The case for broadcasting local football matches 'live'

    SEPT 30 — Four exciting football matches were played last Sunday night. No, I’m not talking about Liverpool’s emphatic victory over Leicester or newly-promoted Brighton’s...

  • 2 years ago

    Wanted: Green

    SEPTEMBER 14 ― Last week, residents of Taman Melawati organised a public protest against the construction of a convention centre in their neighbourhood. The centre is to be...

  • 2 years ago

    Age of distraction

    AUGUST 10 — Looking at scenes played out in restaurants nationwide, it does seem as if handheld devices have become the preferred tool to appease wailing children.  Gone...

  • 2 years ago

    Serving up a lesson

    JUNE 28 ― People can’t seem to get enough of cats these days. Once only found in obscure places like your B-graded mamaks or the crazy cat lady’s house next door, today one...

  • 2 years ago

    Of national ties and nationalities

    MAY 30 ― The removal of Dr Ting Tiong Choon from the Sarawak State Legislative Council has opened up a can of worms with regards to citizenship, national loyalties and the right...

  • 2 years ago

    Sabah: All the right moves

    MAY 19 ― The cancellation of the proposed Sukau bridge across the Kinabatangan river in Sabah has left me chuffed to bits. It seems like just yesterday when I first heard about...

  • 2 years ago

    One thief’s dinner

    APRIL 13 ― Malaysia rejoices for it is April! While many of our temperate counterparts enjoy the ebb and flow of four seasons in a year, we find pleasure in just one ― the...

  • 2 years ago

    A (t)horny issue

    APRIL 4 — The world mourns the tragedy that befell Vince, a White Rhinoceros belonging to Thoiry Zoo in western Paris. Poachers somehow managed to break into...

  • 2 years ago

    STPM: The four-letter relic

    MARCH 14 ― I must congratulate the students who have just received their STPM results. Images of students hoisting each other up, crying tears of joy and embracing in happiness...

  • 2 years ago

    An unnatural coupling

    MARCH 2 — In January, a Russian zoo welcomed its newest addition with the birth of Tzar, the liger cub. Don’t worry if you have not heard of a liger before. This species is...

  • 2 years ago

    So, are you express or standard?

    FEBRUARY 16 ― I was taking the LRT back from work the other day when a local private college advertisement caught my eye. No, it wasn’t one of those with fancy graphics. Nor...