Opinion

  • ‘Psycho Goreman’  —  a nostalgic, hilarious, warm and cheesy delight

    Aidil Rusli / 3 weeks ago

    ‘Psycho Goreman’ — a nostalgic, hilarious, warm and cheesy delight

    FEBRUARY 6 — If I had to choose only one movie from the long list of new releases in the whole month of January 2021 to watch, I would choose Psycho...

  • Tommy Thomas’ kiss and tell

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    Tommy Thomas’ kiss and tell

    FEBRUARY 4 — While the career of Mahathir Mohamad’s second term attorney-general stretches beyond 45 years, the two under the ex-PM which draws attention to him. It seems...

  • The necessity of dissent

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    The necessity of dissent

    FEBRUARY 3 — I laugh sometimes when people go on a self-righteous preachy streak about social media. Without social media, many of us (myself included) would have been doomed to...

  • Brandon Who? Wu poised to be next household name

    Chuah Choo Chiang / 1 month ago

    Brandon Who? Wu poised to be next household name

    FEBRUARY 2 — All the talk on golf’s Class of 2019 has so far centred around the talented trio of Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff, whose prodigious talents...

  • Why GameStop matters to us all

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Why GameStop matters to us all

    JANUARY 31 — A funny thing happened last week. An American company called GameStop — basically a chain of stores that sells video games — saw its stock market value surge...

  • 2021: Symbols and Thaipusam

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    2021: Symbols and Thaipusam

    JANUARY 28 — Until 2009, Thaipusam was not a public holiday in Kuala Lumpur. During my childhood, it meant a younger me did not attend school and government driver dad took the...

  • Covid-19 has shown us just how wide the digital divide goes

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Covid-19 has shown us just how wide the digital divide goes

    JANUARY 27 — During the last year, I saw desperate pleas for food all over my social media. This year, I’m seeing parents at home struggling to help their children with...

  • The way forward for tourism in Malaysia

    Talking Tourism / 1 month ago

    The way forward for tourism in Malaysia

    JANUARY 27 — Tourism has been the sector of Malaysia’s economy worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, the movement control order (MCO) and the lockdown orders to...

  • Should our school children switch to e-textbooks?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Should our school children switch to e-textbooks?

    JANUARY 25 — Have you seen the amount of school books that kids (from as young as Standard 1) are required to bring to school? We're talking pre-Covid-19 times, of course. Some...

  • In the case of Australia vs Google

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    In the case of Australia vs Google

    JANUARY 24 — The Australian government has proposed legislation that will ensure major search engines/social media companies pay news organisations for the news content...

  • Anthony Mackie double feature with ‘Synchronic’ and ‘Outside The Wire’

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Anthony Mackie double feature with ‘Synchronic’ and ‘Outside The Wire’

    JANUARY 23 — If you’re a casual movie fan, I’m sure you’d at least be familiar with Anthony Mackie’s face, if not his name.  He’s undoubtedly most popular as...

  • SPM 2020: Time to get it done

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    SPM 2020: Time to get it done

    JANUARY 21 — As rites of passage go, in Malaysia generally it is Form 5 in school. Most of us, and those before us, had their schooling experience defined by what’s usually...

  • People will go hungry again this MCO

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    People will go hungry again this MCO

    JANUARY 20 — You would think after going through a movement control order (MCO), a conditional MCO (CMCO) and a recovery MCO (RMCO) we would have gotten this sort-of,...

  • How picking out a pair of Jordans from the bin led to my friendship with ‘His Airness’

    Player's Blog / 1 month ago

    How picking out a pair of Jordans from the bin led to my friendship with ‘His Airness’

    JANUARY 19 — Back when I was in junior high, everyone wanted the Jumpman IV’s but there was no chance we could afford a new pair of Jordans back in the day. A guy I knew had...

  • Could mindfulness be the answer?

    Helen Hickey / 1 month ago

    Could mindfulness be the answer?

    JANUARY 19 — It’s been a surreal year — a global pandemic, Brexit and the carnage left behind by Donald Trump’s presidency — and even the most composed among us is...

  • Present, open and awake: Learning to meditate in a lockdown

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Present, open and awake: Learning to meditate in a lockdown

    JANUARY 18 — “Meditation can make the difference between standing outside in the storm and being blasted with rain, hail and wind and standing inside your house...

  • Is Chinese Privilege a myth?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Is Chinese Privilege a myth?

    JANUARY 17 — At a panel discussion hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies, a Singaporean think tank, it was suggested that the idea of “Chinese Privilege”...

  • Checking out three Oscar hopefuls from Netflix

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Checking out three Oscar hopefuls from Netflix

    JANUARY 16 ― Even after the strange year that was 2020, it looks like 2021 is already cooking up its own version of strangeness, with what happened at the Capitol and how Donald...

  • PM can initiate all-party unity government

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    PM can initiate all-party unity government

    JANUARY 14 — With trepidation, my first national Emergency column. Though firsts matter less these days as Malaysia’s choked by firsts. Above all the firsts for the year —...