Opinion

  • A former alcoholic shares his story

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    A former alcoholic shares his story

    APRIL 15 — A few months ago, I wrote about Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias and how, possibly, he was afflicted by sexual addiction.  Since then, I have received numerous...

  • People’s KUASA in GE15

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    People’s KUASA in GE15

    APRIL 15 — Speak truth to power. On a T-shirt it looks awesome. Spectacular, even. The kind of T-shirt a teen might wear at a rave party — if anyone still remembers how...

  • The real preventative healthcare is poverty alleviation

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    The real preventative healthcare is poverty alleviation

    APRIL 14 — As I write this column, I'm waiting for my new oven. I thought I'd given up on pandemic baking but my sourdough starter is healthy and well-fed; the cookies made on a...

  • Vacancy: PM of Singapore

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Vacancy: PM of Singapore

    APRIL 11 — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat (HSK) announced that he would be taking himself out of contention for the role of SIngapore's next prime minister. In a letter to...

  • 'Locked Down' and 'Chaos Walking': Two new movies by Doug Liman

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    'Locked Down' and 'Chaos Walking': Two new movies by Doug Liman

    APRIL 10 ― Back in the mid- to late 90s, the name Doug Liman was usually associated with the 90s independent film boom alongside then famous names like Quentin Tarantino, Gregg...

  • Sabah and Sarawak, 26pc of Borneo but how many per cent Malaysia?

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Sabah and Sarawak, 26pc of Borneo but how many per cent Malaysia?

    APRIL 8 — Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and the gigantic Soviet Union were countries in 1963 when the Federation of Malaysia was formed. They are no more today, discarded in...

  • Why are Malaysian Chinese the wrong Chinese?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Why are Malaysian Chinese the wrong Chinese?

    APRIL 7 — Twitter for me has become a place to commiserate with other non-Malays where we talk about erasure, colonialism and the everyday microaggressions we endure. I suppose...

  • Two unsung genre gems worth your time in Malaysian cinemas now

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Two unsung genre gems worth your time in Malaysian cinemas now

    APRIL 3 — More new movies are slowly trickling into Malaysian cinemas, as our march towards normality in all facets of our everyday lives continues.  There’s still a long...

  • Focusing less on the results, more on the process

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    Focusing less on the results, more on the process

    APRIL 2 — It’s really cool to finally be a World Golf Championship winner. It's been a lot of hard work put into the game from my entire team and the results have taken a...

  • Asia pin hopes on Im and Pan to see green in spring

    Chuah Choo Chiang / 1 month ago

    Asia pin hopes on Im and Pan to see green in spring

    APRIL 1 — With spring in the air and the azaleas primed for a glorious bloom at Augusta National, the Masters Tournament returns to its familiar April slot next week and Asia...

  • Umno’s single-minded charge to the endzone

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Umno’s single-minded charge to the endzone

    APRIL 1 — Fool’s errand to try and veer Umno away from its inevitable battle with Bersatu. The world’s most irritable party held its general assembly last weekend. As custom...

  • We should all be honoured guests at the Malaysian table

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    We should all be honoured guests at the Malaysian table

    MARCH 31 — A friend tweeted how it annoyed her to read writing about Asian food that was obviously written for the “white gaze.” Yet the thing is while food is very much...

  • What is ‘natural’ sex anyway?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    What is ‘natural’ sex anyway?

    MARCH 29 — There is ongoing controversy over the Federal Court’s ruling which rendered unconstitutional a provision in the Selangor Shariah law criminalising unnatural...

  • A more Singaporean Singapore

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    A more Singaporean Singapore

    MARCH 28 — Something has changed in the bars that dot the trendy enclaves of Singapore.  Of course Covid-19 has changed a lot of things and it’s great that our trendy...

  • A dose of movie magic from Godzilla, Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    A dose of movie magic from Godzilla, Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League

    MARCH 27 ― Finally, it’s starting to feel like a dose of normality is coming back to our collective movie diets, first with the highly anticipated arrival of Zack Snyder’s...

  • Assess and fix Covid-19 induced education gaps or lose a generation

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Assess and fix Covid-19 induced education gaps or lose a generation

    MARCH 25 — The wrong decision probably impairs the long-term future of millions of Malaysians. Primary schools are open, but secondary schools are slated for an April start....

  • When was it DBP’s job to make excuses for racism?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    When was it DBP’s job to make excuses for racism?

    MARCH 24 — I have realised something about Malaysians: we make excuses for racism every day. We casually use Orang Asli tribe names as slurs and now the Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka...

  • 20+ reasons why I don’t turn on my video in Zoom

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    20+ reasons why I don’t turn on my video in Zoom

    MARCH 22 — Because I just don’t feel like it. Because most people don’t. Because turning on the video feels like an obligation or a requirement; and that’s just no fun....

  • We need more female billionaires

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    We need more female billionaires

    MARCH 21 — I am a woman. Stating the obvious but this is important because to this day, this biological fact determines a great deal of what is expected of...