Opinion

  • Collin Morikawa speaks about life on Tour, his roots and rapid success on the world’s leading golf circuit

    Player's Blog / 3 weeks ago

    Collin Morikawa speaks about life on Tour, his roots and rapid success on the world’s leading golf circuit

    NOVEMBER 3 ― I’ve realized over the last couple of weeks, after the tough start I had both at the US Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, that this is without...

  • How friendships can survive in the Age of Offence

    Alwyn Lau / 3 weeks ago

    How friendships can survive in the Age of Offence

    NOVEMBER 2 — There are three certainties in life: Death, taxes and being offended on social media. Nowadays that third category is even more ubiquitous than the grim reaper....

  • It’s Biden vs Trump

    Surekha A. Yadav / 4 weeks ago

    It’s Biden vs Trump

    NOVEMBER 1 — The most important political battle on earth will reach its conclusion next week. But what does it mean to us in Asia? Does it mean anything...

  • Two new indie horror flicks to watch for Halloween

    Aidil Rusli / 4 weeks ago

    Two new indie horror flicks to watch for Halloween

    OCTOBER 31 ― It’s Halloween this weekend and even if Halloween has never been much of a thing in terms of actual celebrations and festivities over here in Malaysia,...

  • Teaching about freedom of expression

    Helen Hickey / 4 weeks ago

    Teaching about freedom of expression

    OCTOBER 30 ― I am a teacher. And like the million other teachers here in France, I am finding it hard to come to terms with the tragic killing of history-geography teacher...

  • Well... the voters are to blame

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Well... the voters are to blame

    OCTOBER 29 — A deputy minister blames voters for the current political debacle and agitates urban Malaysia. A barrage of social media comments and commentaries ensue. One dude...

  • It's more income, not financial literacy that the poor need

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    It's more income, not financial literacy that the poor need

    OCTOBER 28 — There are a lot of terrible things on Twitter, myself included, but one particularly irksome thing is personal finance Twitter. As someone who's actually been poor,...

  • Goldman Sachs – Opening the door for Asian reparations?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Goldman Sachs – Opening the door for Asian reparations?

    OCTOBER 25 – Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Malaysian subsidiary pleaded guilty on Thursday to US Department of Justice charges and agreed to pay US$2.9 billion (RM12 billion)...

  • When US indie movies flirt with horror

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    When US indie movies flirt with horror

    OCTOBER 24 — Back in the late 80s and early 90s, when names like Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Whit Stillman, Richard Linklater, Todd Solondz, Gregg Araki, Hal Hartley and...

  • Trump for Malaysia

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Trump for Malaysia

    OCTOBER 22 — The days bore us. Unending power talks, lockdown rules that change with every refresh and no water in the capital. The stink grows, you can’t leave the district...

  • Malaysian politicians find sorry to be the hardest word

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Malaysian politicians find sorry to be the hardest word

    OCTOBER 21 — The average Malaysian should look as flat as a roti canai by now at the rate the government keeps throwing the rakyat under the bus. Because it's not enough to...

  • 80/20: How reality shifts when we focus away from the average

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    80/20: How reality shifts when we focus away from the average

    OCTOBER 19 — The average doesn’t tell us much. If on Monday you ate one nasi lemak for breakfast, lunch and dinner (which makes three nasi lemaks in one...

  • The world needs Julian Assange to be free

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    The world needs Julian Assange to be free

    OCTOBER 18 — Sometime early next year, Australian hacker and activist Julian Assange will be told by a judge in the UK that he will be extradited to the USA to face a host of...

  • Cure your CMCO blues with some brainless low-budget action movie fun

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Cure your CMCO blues with some brainless low-budget action movie fun

    OCTOBER 17 ― The return of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has made quite a few of us feel a bit down especially when considering that the initial two-week period...

  • Umno and DAP turn kingmakers

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Umno and DAP turn kingmakers

    OCTOBER 15 — Make no mistake, it’s fabulously unusual even for Malaysia’s obfuscated political culture. The excitement initiated three weeks ago by Leader of Opposition...

  • Sabah, discarded again

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Sabah, discarded again

    OCTOBER 14 — It was an expected outcome after the election; that after it ended, Sabah's welfare would again be on the backburner. Putting the state under a semi-lockdown is but...

  • Students and the stress they endure #SPM2020

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Students and the stress they endure #SPM2020

    OCTOBER 14 — You could argue that whatever survives a catastrophe will prove its special character.  The Covid-19 pandemic may have wreaked havoc on certain industries and...

  • Singapore’s communities and Covid-19

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore’s communities and Covid-19

    OCTOBER 11 — The other day I was in the lift heading down to the carpark when an elderly man got in and coughed. Seconds later, I coughed.  We both immediately leapt away...

  • Three genre movies to stream or watch in Malaysian cinemas

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three genre movies to stream or watch in Malaysian cinemas

    OCTOBER 10 — Even before we entered the post-lockdown era of watching movies in the cinema, it was quite apparent that there’s never a shortage of horror films being made and...