Opinion

  • Singapore’s Election 2020 now imminent?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 3 weeks ago

    Singapore’s Election 2020 now imminent?

    MARCH 15 — Singapore has released the electoral boundaries which will be used in the next general election.  The island nation typically changes the boundaries and number...

  • Are you still using ‘flu analogies’ for Covid-19?

    Alwyn Lau / 3 weeks ago

    Are you still using ‘flu analogies’ for Covid-19?

    MARCH 14 — So many Malaysians continue to “not worry” about Covid-19 by saying things like, “Oh, c’mon lah, flu also kill thousands of people ― why don’t you panic?...

  • Three films in Malaysian cinemas to fill your weekend with

    Aidil Rusli / 3 weeks ago

    Three films in Malaysian cinemas to fill your weekend with

    MARCH 14 ― The biggest excitement in local cinemas this week for me personally, is the arrival of local action flick Bulan & Pria Terhebat, as I've always been a complete...

  • What we get? A Cabinet filled with Malaysians

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    What we get? A Cabinet filled with Malaysians

    MARCH 12 — On the morning before Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin released his Cabinet line-up, I posted a video of the Selangor football coach ranting about race-abuse....

  • Micro-credentialing: Towards better integration of work and study

    GUC Speaks / 3 weeks ago

    Micro-credentialing: Towards better integration of work and study

    MARCH 11 ― Modern workplaces change at an unprecedented pace. The skills and knowledge acquired in a one-size-fits-all university degree obtained from higher education...

  • Covid-19's silver lining: Getting employers to embrace working from home

    Erna Mahyuni / 3 weeks ago

    Covid-19's silver lining: Getting employers to embrace working from home

    MARCH 11 — It's been unnerving doing my errands lately; malls are quieter and people are wearing masks everywhere. Stepping into pharmacies or the nearest Daiso I hear people...

  • Covid-19: Why schools, malls, etc should be closed temporarily

    Alwyn Lau / 4 weeks ago

    Covid-19: Why schools, malls, etc should be closed temporarily

    MARCH 9 — In responding to the threat of Covid-19, there are two things a society must avoid.  The first is outright panic, manifested in panic-buying, which helps no one....

  • Where do women go in the Muhyiddin administration?

    Zurairi AR / 4 weeks ago

    Where do women go in the Muhyiddin administration?

    MARCH 8 — This morning at 10am, thousands will brave the Covid-19 outbreak and the even more dangerous demonisation by the patriarchy, to march from the Sogo mall at Jalan...

  • How Covid-19 is changing how we behave

    Surekha A. Yadav / 4 weeks ago

    How Covid-19 is changing how we behave

    MARCH 8 — And so the world enters another week in its war against Covid-19. There have now been over 100,000 cases and 3,000 deaths from the virus. Factories, schools and...

  • When movie-watching is in Blum

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    When movie-watching is in Blum

    MARCH 7 ― In the world of modern horror cinema, no scratch that, make it modern cinema itself, there are very few success stories that can match that of Blumhouse Productions, a...

  • Burger celebration and golf’s school of life

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    Burger celebration and golf’s school of life

    MARCH 6 — Almost a year ago, my caddie and I were sitting at the end of the day at a fast food restaurant on the roadside between Orlando and Jacksonville, engulfing two giant...

  • Pakatan better be soul searching

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Pakatan better be soul searching

    MARCH 5 — Will they heed the call? May 7, 2013. As I stood by the stage in an empty MBPJ Stadium while crew members moved sound and general equipment around, that’s what ran...

  • Malaysia’s true hope now lies with our young people

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Malaysia’s true hope now lies with our young people

    MARCH 4 — It has been an emotional week for Malaysians in light of recent political events. None of this was what most voters sought, neither was it expected. It is 2020 and yet...

  • When personal ambition leads to democracy’s downfall

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    When personal ambition leads to democracy’s downfall

    MARCH 2 — The last week of February 2020 will be always be remembered as the day New Malaysia was dealt a near-fatal blow because many of the people whom the rakyat trusted to...

  • Marilah bantu memakmurkan negara tercinta

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Marilah bantu memakmurkan negara tercinta

    2 MAC — Tempoh seminggu yang lalu merupakan satu tempoh yang cukup mendebarkan dalam landskap politik negara. Elemen suspen, klimaks, anti-klimaks..semuanya ada! Krisis politik...

  • A setback for reforms

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    A setback for reforms

    MARCH 1 — With what seemed to be very little warning, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) government collapsed last week. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's Bersatu party pulled...

  • Fascism, evangelism and homophobia all in Bunkface's 'Akhir Zaman'

    Zurairi AR / 1 month ago

    Fascism, evangelism and homophobia all in Bunkface's 'Akhir Zaman'

    MARCH 1 — "Discrimination has brought me down/Caused my reputation to quiet down," goes the opening lines in Malay of local pop punk band Bunkface's first cross-over hit in...

  • Mahathir’s endgame, it’s riveting

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Mahathir’s endgame, it’s riveting

    FEBRUARY 27 — Democracy is messy. If it appears to be an orderly procession resplendent with well-drilled marchers, then you’re in Pyongyang, the grand capital of North Korea,...

  • Why 2020 is the best time to visit Sabah

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Why 2020 is the best time to visit Sabah

    FEBRUARY 26 — The current political turmoil probably warrants a column but at the moment I am far more concerned about the economy, particularly my home state's. Tourism has...