Opinion

  • What should Black Lives Matter mean to non-Americans?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    What should Black Lives Matter mean to non-Americans?

    JUNE 7 — This past week, the world watched as parts of the United States were literally set on fire. Protests erupted following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a...

  • Symbols or caricatures?

    Zurairi AR / 1 month ago

    Symbols or caricatures?

    JUNE 7 — It is hard to dispute that the creation of Makcik Kiah to personify the recipient of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package is a stroke of genius.  A pisang...

  • Moonlighting MPs and the tale of untapped talents

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Moonlighting MPs and the tale of untapped talents

    JUNE 4 — The casual way how stewardship of Klang Valley’s trains (LRT & MRT) and buses (Rapid and feeder) is handed over to one of Dewan Rakyat’s most prolific...

  • Malaysians need to learn to be angry about the right things

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Malaysians need to learn to be angry about the right things

    JUNE 3 — Anger is easy to manufacture on social media; something that is often used to the advantage of those with an agenda. I have often been accused of having my own agenda...

  • Korean star Im counting the days until golf’s return

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    Korean star Im counting the days until golf’s return

    JUNE 1 ― As everyone knows, I like to play in a lot of events. I made 35 starts on the PGA TOUR last season and was at 14 of the 16 tournaments to start this year. So, it’s...

  • Jangan ambil mudah ancaman Covid-19

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Jangan ambil mudah ancaman Covid-19

    1 JUN ― Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah dalam satu temu ramah dengan pihak media mendedahkan, Malaysia kini berada pada landasan yang betul untuk...

  • Covid-19: Our under-testing problem and why the solution is asymmetry

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Covid-19: Our under-testing problem and why the solution is asymmetry

    JUNE 1 ― Recently, the daily number of confirmed Covid-19 cases have been moving so erratically it’s like they were playing dodgy hide-and-seek with us. For two or three weeks...

  • Malaysia's 2020 lockdown and the massive outburst of Raya songs

    Zurairi AR / 1 month ago

    Malaysia's 2020 lockdown and the massive outburst of Raya songs

    MAY 31 — When the movement control order (MCO) was extended until June 9, well after Hari Raya Aidilfitri, one of the jokes that came out was a call for a ban of the P. Ramlee...

  • One country, one system

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    One country, one system

    MAY 31 — Hong Kong, as we know it, has come to an end. Last week, China's National People's Congress (NPC) voted to enact a controversial national security law in Hong Kong. The...

  • Relatively obscure horror flicks to satisfy your curiosity

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Relatively obscure horror flicks to satisfy your curiosity

    MAY 30 — One of the great things about having extra time at home during quarantine is how it converts even the most casual of movie fans into curious movie hunters.  After...

  • Rebuild Pakatan, not go headless chicken

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Rebuild Pakatan, not go headless chicken

    MAY 28 — The 15th General Election must happen before 2024. However, Pakatan Harapan (PH) expects to capsize Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) dysfunctional love-boat long before...

  • Malaysians need more avenue for objection besides social media

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Malaysians need more avenue for objection besides social media

    MAY 27 — The past few weeks have seen various appointments of politicians to positions and boards of GLCs. In this age of information, at least, it is not hard to find out how...

  • Singapore, be kind to otters

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore, be kind to otters

    MAY 24 — One bright spot during the general disruption of Covid-19 has been the otters.  These adorable half seal-, half dog-like critters have made a comeback in...

  • Lockdown viewing: Feel-good charmers on Netflix

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Lockdown viewing: Feel-good charmers on Netflix

    MAY 23 ― After more than two months of staying home for most of us, I'm pretty sure that our viewing patterns have changed from when the Movement Control Order (MCO) started on...

  • A tribute to Ravi Zacharias

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    A tribute to Ravi Zacharias

    MAY 21 — On Tuesday morning, world-famous Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias died of cancer. I recall, more than 20 years ago, walking out of the SS2 Evangel bookshop...

  • Sugu Pavithra cooks for Malaysia

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Sugu Pavithra cooks for Malaysia

    MAY 21 — A young lass from Ipoh’s old gangster haunt Buntong has captured the imagination of the prime minister and country and is firmly on a trajectory to fame.  Still,...

  • It’s time for ‘frogs’ to go extinct

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    It’s time for ‘frogs’ to go extinct

    MAY 20 — An anti-hopping measure is long overdue in Malaysian politics. Allowing politicians to switch allegiances whenever they want is a mockery of the electoral process. The...

  • Virtual parliaments: Can they become a reality?

    Ryan Chua / 1 month ago

    Virtual parliaments: Can they become a reality?

    MAY 18 — Today will be our first Parliament sitting since December 2019 and there has been a lot of discussion about parliamentary processes in the time of Covid-19.  Since...

  • Jangan alpa dan patuhilah arahan yang diberikan

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Jangan alpa dan patuhilah arahan yang diberikan

    18 MEI — Pada sidang media harian beliau, Menteri Kanan (Kluster Keselamatan), Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob mendedahkan bahawa sejumlah 1,248 buah kenderaan telah cuba...