Opinion

  • Americans and Chinese are coming for your phone

    Surekha A. Yadav / 3 weeks ago

    Americans and Chinese are coming for your phone

    MAY 26 — Your phone is now on the front lines of a struggle for global dominance. The US government’s actions in terms of banning US companies from doing business with Huawei...

  • Three high concept genre gems waiting to be discovered

    Aidil Rusli / 3 weeks ago

    Three high concept genre gems waiting to be discovered

    MAY 25 ― I've always had a soft spot for high concept low budget movies, especially genre ones. When done right, they can be downright brilliant like both movies by Shane...

  • The Maszlee Tightrope aka the painful change Malaysia needs to make

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    The Maszlee Tightrope aka the painful change Malaysia needs to make

    MAY 23 — For a people to walk forward together, all must challenge their personal preferences. If to choose nation over self requires change, shouldn’t change be considered?...

  • We need to stop putting all the blame on our kids

    Erna Mahyuni / 3 weeks ago

    We need to stop putting all the blame on our kids

    MAY 22 — As I settle into middle-age, I find it disconcerting how many youngsters and 20-somethings I meet with have some kind of anxiety. A quick dig for current statistics...

  • Singapore and the single mother

    Surekha A. Yadav / 4 weeks ago

    Singapore and the single mother

    MAY 19 — Here’s the scenario; a woman, over 30 years old, decides to have a baby.  She is not married but she is financially stable and has the time and support network...

  • ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Brightburn’ and ‘Detective Pikachu’  yes, the summer movie season's almost here!

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Brightburn’ and ‘Detective Pikachu’ yes, the summer movie season's almost here!

    MAY 18 ― June is just two weeks away, and we're already starting to experience an avalanche of big ticket new releases in Malaysian cinemas, which is a sure sign that the summer...

  • Why the Cabinet should save a small park in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

    Boo Su-Lyn / 1 month ago

    Why the Cabinet should save a small park in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

    MAY 17 ― For three months, my mother tried to get Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) unsuccessfully to fix the streetlights in a nearby playground where she usually goes jogging at...

  • Faith in multicultural Malaysia

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Faith in multicultural Malaysia

    MAY 16 — Tomorrow, I’ll be having lunch with grandma. With mum’s mum on a Friday. Mind you, she’s handy with a sickle. More a farmhand than housewife.  My only living...

  • Sorry, Malaysians, you're still not white

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Sorry, Malaysians, you're still not white

    MAY 15 — I laughed when white race supremacists claimed they were being oppressed and claimed there was a secret plan for white genocide. Then I heard Isma saying the same but...

  • Jangan taksub!

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Jangan taksub!

    13 MEI ― Semalam merupakan hari penentuan untuk Liga Perdana Inggeris musim 2018/19. Musim ini menyaksikan saingan sengit antara dua pasukan handalan iaitu Manchester City dan...

  • Singapore strikes against fake news

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore strikes against fake news

    MAY 12 — Last week, Singapore's parliament passed a Bill giving government ministers broad powers to combat fake news.  The Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

  • Three new lo-fi sci-fi goodies you might want to check out

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three new lo-fi sci-fi goodies you might want to check out

    MAY 11 ― As we approach June, it means that the summer blockbuster movie season is just around the corner. This was inaugurated by the box-office behemoth that is Avengers:...

  • Pakatan government survives infancy

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Pakatan government survives infancy

    MAY 9 — It’s a year. The knives remain out, or garlands ready for anniversary parade? Though it must discomfort Pakatan Harapan naysayers to admit their blades grow dull as...

  • How not to do ‘Visit Malaysia Year’

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    How not to do ‘Visit Malaysia Year’

    MAY 8 — I work in the news but these days I wake up thinking, “Do I have to read the news?”  Yes, we are in the land of politicians saying extremely stupid things way...

  • Teknologi 5G mudaratkan kesihatan manusia? Fahami dan dalami dahulu isu yang dibangkitkan

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Teknologi 5G mudaratkan kesihatan manusia? Fahami dan dalami dahulu isu yang dibangkitkan

    6 MEI — Saya ada terbaca liputan media mengenai teknologi generasi kelima atau 5G yang berlangsung di Putrajaya baru-baru ini. Jujur kata, saya bukanlah seorang yang arif...

  • Singapore and the right to silence

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore and the right to silence

    MAY 5 — The local coffee shop recently stopped broadcasting football matches in the evenings. Champions League and Premier League fans were apparently disturbing the sleep and...

  • Ready for some rom-com on the big screen?

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Ready for some rom-com on the big screen?

    MAY 4 — Rom-coms used to be really big business in the 90s, with Hollywood studios churning them out one after another, especially after the huge box-office success of Sleepless...

  • Report card: Pakatan’s most memorable deeds in Year One

    Boo Su-Lyn / 1 month ago

    Report card: Pakatan’s most memorable deeds in Year One

    MAY 3 ― In 2016, I wrote a story on what public housing in Kota Damansara, not very far from my Taman Tun neighbourhood, looked like. Even though the 700-sq ft PPR flats were...

  • Subdivide Bumiputera entitlements to warp speed the catch-up

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Subdivide Bumiputera entitlements to warp speed the catch-up

    MAY 2 — The self-appointed defenders of race and religion claim they incessantly work overtime to elevate the Malay race to parity in an unforgiving world. Incredulities aside,...