Opinion

  • Apa sudah jadi?

    Bartholomew Chan / 3 weeks ago

    Apa sudah jadi?

    NOVEMBER 11 — Gelagat manusia sekarang makin hari makin kalut dan gila. Perkara yang tidak sepatutnya dilakukan dan diharap tidak berlaku akhirnya menjadi kenyataan. Lebih...

  • In Singapore, policymakers face a predicament over PMDs

    Surekha A. Yadav / 3 weeks ago

    In Singapore, policymakers face a predicament over PMDs

    NOVEMBER 10 — Last week, the Singapore government prohibited the use of PMDs (Personal Mobility devices) — basically small electric scooters — on footpaths. This sparked a...

  • Four films you can still catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    Aidil Rusli / 4 weeks ago

    Four films you can still catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    NOVEMBER 9 — The biggest film opening in Malaysian cinemas this week is undoubtedly Doctor Sleep, courtesy of it being a sequel to the much beloved The Shining. ...

  • Poor kids are kids too, no?

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Poor kids are kids too, no?

    NOVEMBER 7 — The reactions were telling. No more than 13 years of age, he rammed into the only parked vehicle on an empty street in bright daylight.  He was the only one...

  • How long more can bookshops in Malaysia survive?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    How long more can bookshops in Malaysia survive?

    NOVEMBER 7 — I swear to God, every time a bookshop closes a unicorn dies. And many unicorns have been dying. I recall feeling a disturbance in the horned horse force when MPH in...

  • Malaysia’s troubling love of monopolies

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Malaysia’s troubling love of monopolies

    NOVEMBER 6 — For all the talk we hear from politicians about making Malaysia more conducive for business, we are doing very little to enforce the anti-competitive legislation we...

  • Industri media boleh bangkit kembali

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Industri media boleh bangkit kembali

    4 NOVEMBER — Industri media di Malaysia ketika ini nampaknya tidak begitu memberangsangkan. Harian berbahasa Inggeris Malay Mail ditutup pada Disember tahun lepas setelah wujud...

  • Cancel vigilante culture in Singapore... and everywhere else

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Cancel vigilante culture in Singapore... and everywhere else

    NOVEMBER 3 — I often say stupid things. Sometimes because I wasn’t thinking, sometimes I just lose my temper and sometimes it is because I was just ignorant of all the facts....

  • Three thrilling new horror films you should consider catching

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three thrilling new horror films you should consider catching

    NOVEMBER 2 ― It's taken until November, but I may have finally found some true horror films that have a shot at making my favourite films of 2019 list later this year. The only...

  • Tanjung Piai: A silly race in the south

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Tanjung Piai: A silly race in the south

    OCTOBER 31 — Shock and horror this Halloween, as the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Gerakan get to square off finally after 50 years at the Tanjung Piai by-election on...

  • Keeping our kids safe at night

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Keeping our kids safe at night

    OCTOBER 30 — In 2017, eight teenage cyclists died after being hit by a car at 3am. As predicted, because the driver and cyclists are of different races, it has become a prime...

  • Hargai pengorbanan pihak polis

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Hargai pengorbanan pihak polis

    28 OKTOBER — Tak buat salah, buat pun salah. Begitulah yang terjadi kepada pihak polis setiap kali mereka menangkap atau menangani kes-kes yang berprofil tinggi. Polis...

  • Building communities with better use of public spaces in Singapore

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Building communities with better use of public spaces in Singapore

    OCTOBER 27 — My home changed colour last week. The public housing block I live in was repainted as part of a refurbishment.  Now I can’t say I’m a fan of the new orange...

  • Four new genre films to freshen up your viewing schedule

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Four new genre films to freshen up your viewing schedule

    OCTOBER 26 — I just realised that it’s been quite a while since I last got the chance to really sit down and binge on new genre releases, especially the indie ones that...

  • Tamils, LTTE and arrests

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Tamils, LTTE and arrests

    OCTOBER 24 — I called him Vino’s quiet cousin. He kept to himself, the Sri Lankan Tamil Brahmin. Probably 12, I’m guessing, and the war had just kicked off proper back in...

  • A love letter to the people who don't feel like living anymore

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    A love letter to the people who don't feel like living anymore

    OCTOBER 23 — With skies of grey and days of constant rain, it's not hard to see why many people are getting a case of the blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real...

  • #UMProtest: Why the convo 'stunt' may have been wrong but really isn't

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    #UMProtest: Why the convo 'stunt' may have been wrong but really isn't

    OCTOBER 21 ― There is an on-going debate over Wong Yan Ke’s solo protest at the recent University of Malaya convocation, and whether or not what he did was right and...

  • So where are our Nobel Laureates?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    So where are our Nobel Laureates?

    OCTOBER 20 — “The Merchant of Death is Dead” —  that was the headline of the obituary published for Swedish businessman Alfred Nobel in 1888. It was an appropriate...

  • Kidding ourselves in an estranged land

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Kidding ourselves in an estranged land

    OCTOBER 17 — How should Malaysians deemed not constitutionally Malay teach their children citizenship? To explain belonging, when mum and dad aren’t sure if they belong. I’m...