Opinion

  • Fund flood adaptation

    Praba Ganesan / 4 weeks ago

    Fund flood adaptation

    DECEMBER 23 — Yesterday, I left Teluk Intan and headed to Bidor, and along the way witnessed flooded homes and agricultural land.  Incomparable to the pain experienced by...

  • Malaysians prove again we are our own heroes

    Erna Mahyuni / 4 weeks ago

    Malaysians prove again we are our own heroes

    DECEMBER 22 — I shudder thinking about how things would be now, in the aftermath of the recent tropical depression, without the internet. Too many articles about the evils of...

  • Three pointers on how to be safer behind the wheels

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Three pointers on how to be safer behind the wheels

    DECEMBER 20 — About two months ago, I was involved in an accident along the Kerinchi link.  I was doing about 70-80 kilometres per hour at the start of the link near...

  • How the PAP seems to be missing an open goal

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    How the PAP seems to be missing an open goal

    DEC 19 — Politics is an interesting game. The last few weeks have seen Singapore’s opposition Workers’ Party plunged into crisis. A few weeks ago, it was revealed that...

  • My favourite albums of 2021

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    My favourite albums of 2021

    DECEMBER 18 ― With most of the world starting to open up by the middle of the year because of vaccinations, it’s been quite an exhilarating year for music in 2021, with plenty...

  • Sarawak: The coming storm

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Sarawak: The coming storm

    DECEMBER 16 — Sarawak never changes. Bar a miracle, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will form the state government again next week. It was BN Sarawak in the elections before, and...

  • Turning 46, Tiger Woods says he is now at peace with himself

    Chuah Choo Chiang / 1 month ago

    Turning 46, Tiger Woods says he is now at peace with himself

    DECEMBER 15 ― As turning 46 looms, Tiger Woods says he is at peace with himself. While he is now in perfect calm knowing he isn’t the same athlete he once was, some observers...

  • Saving Malaysians shouldn't involve killing our food

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Saving Malaysians shouldn't involve killing our food

    DECEMBER 15 — Karma, I have found, is as petty as I am. I used to joke that flourless, eggless cake tasted of only one thing: regret. Fast forward to my 40s where even a plate...

  • So far, yet so near: Are you a super-commuter?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    So far, yet so near: Are you a super-commuter?

    DECEMBER 13 — I recall, about 15 years ago, how a head-hunter tried to get me to take up a new position in a sorta brand new university.  I was living and working in...

  • When does the pandemic end?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    When does the pandemic end?

    DECEMBER 12 — So just as the world seemed to be creeping back towards some sort of normality after two years of unprecedented disruption wreaked by Covid-19, we...

  • Thanks for a better country, AirAsia

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Thanks for a better country, AirAsia

    DECEMBER 9 — If a research was conducted today to identify what or who contributed most to national integration over the last 20 years, do not be surprised if the result shows...

  • Tech won’t change the world, people will

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Tech won’t change the world, people will

    DECEMBER 8 — I had thought decades ago that I would be working in tech. Instead I remain on the sidelines, watching as it evolves from afar and sometimes writing stories...

  • A conversation with Malaysia’s own Indiana Jones

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    A conversation with Malaysia’s own Indiana Jones

    DECEMBER 7 — I first met Ron Choong about 10 years ago when I co-hosted a science and community seminar with him as the main speaker.  Since then I’ve had many...

  • Things fall apart for Singapore’s Workers’ Party

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Things fall apart for Singapore’s Workers’ Party

    DECEMBER 5 — Singapore’s Opposition Workers’ Party found itself under further pressure last week when it emerged that senior party members were aware that MP...

  • Three new films currently playing in Malaysian cinemas: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', 'No Time To Die' and 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three new films currently playing in Malaysian cinemas: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', 'No Time To Die' and 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage'

    DECEMBER 4 ― When it comes to what's playing in Malaysian cinemas, I’m still surprised that it took me a few weeks to gather enough films to write about, with new movies still...

  • Better Malaysia comes from elections

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Better Malaysia comes from elections

    DECEMBER 2 — I live in Cheras, in a terrace house. My room curtains are clearly filthy and my neighbours are amused by my beat-up Proton Saga.  I’ll be upfront since I am...

  • Golf is about moving forward

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    Golf is about moving forward

    DECEMBER 1 — It's a great way to start the season by winning The CJ Cup @ Summit. It’s pretty special as my 20th PGA Tour win. Over the last few months, I feel like I’ve...

  • On surviving yet another year of the pandemic

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    On surviving yet another year of the pandemic

    DECEMBER 1 — If I were to describe what 2021 has been like for me, Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings said it best: “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over...

  • James Bond: From fantasy to reality

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    James Bond: From fantasy to reality

    NOVEMBER 29 — Warning: There are spoilers ahead.  I know I’m old-fashioned, practically a movie dinosaur, but I’m sure I’m not the only one going "OMG" after watching...