Opinion

  • Workplace sexual harassment: Power abuse as a fiscal instrument

    GUC Speaks / 2 weeks ago

    Workplace sexual harassment: Power abuse as a fiscal instrument

    AUGUST 7 — Of recent, the number of reported cases on workplace sexual harassment has been alarming. In many organisations, employees are sexually harassed and oppressed by...

  • I am not a minority. I am Singaporean

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 weeks ago

    I am not a minority. I am Singaporean

    AUGUST 4 — I am Singaporean. I have no other nationality. My home, my family, my life is here. Every Singaporean should have the same rights and privileges. I certainly have the...

  • ‘Ma’, ‘Anna’ and ‘Rocketman’: To see or not to see?

    Aidil Rusli / 3 weeks ago

    ‘Ma’, ‘Anna’ and ‘Rocketman’: To see or not to see?

    AUGUST 3 — As the summer movie season starts to wind down, the choices of movies opening in Malaysian cinemas have become a bit more interesting. The past week is case in point,...

  • Position vacant: Nation builders with vision and inter-personnel skills

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    Position vacant: Nation builders with vision and inter-personnel skills

    AUGUST 1 — How to forge a nation of principles? If it were to be realised, it requires leaders with principles. Therefore, are the present leaders following principles or...

  • What Malaysian tourism is missing is imagination

    Erna Mahyuni / 3 weeks ago

    What Malaysian tourism is missing is imagination

    JULY 31 — I spent a few days in Thailand for a concert and while it was a nice sojourn, it was also a depressing reminder how far Malaysia lags behind our nearest neighbours....

  • The portals of knowledge

    GUC Speaks / 3 weeks ago

    The portals of knowledge

    JULY 31 — There are six pathways or sources of knowledge. The first and lowest in the hierarchy is through hereditary where knowledge is gained innately, ‘a priori’ (before...

  • Iktibar di sebalik pergolakan di Hong Kong

    Bartholomew Chan / 3 weeks ago

    Iktibar di sebalik pergolakan di Hong Kong

    29 JULAI — Apa yang sedang berlaku di Hong Kong ketika ini amatlah membimbangkan. Apa yang dianggap sebagai satu demonstrasi jalanan oleh penduduk di sana bagi membantah campur...

  • The 12 paradoxes of Malaysian education

    Alwyn Lau / 3 weeks ago

    The 12 paradoxes of Malaysian education

    JULY 29 — About half a dozen years ago, I published an article on 10 paradoxes in our education system. In light of the upcoming PT3 and SPM examinations, I thought I would...

  • Finding Singapore’s most significant moments

    Surekha A. Yadav / 3 weeks ago

    Finding Singapore’s most significant moments

    JULY 28 — The other day I travelled back in time. Well, sort of. I went to Fort Canning Park which currently houses the "Bicentennial Experience." “This multimedia sensory...

  • Three new genre movies to check out

    Aidil Rusli / 4 weeks ago

    Three new genre movies to check out

    JULY 27 — As a big fan and champion of the indie horror scene, I'm always on the lookout for interesting new films to check out, either based on the track record of the...

  • Trust the people more than the leaders

    Praba Ganesan / 4 weeks ago

    Trust the people more than the leaders

    JULY 25 — In my schoolyears, the story of the acronym RAHMAN made the rounds. How it started, no one knows, but the first name of the first prime minister was claimed to...

  • Leadership mindset change to adopt digitisation

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Leadership mindset change to adopt digitisation

    JULY 24 — Despite digitisation, most enterprises still hold strongly with the traditional prescriptive methods which include a visible hierarchy of structure, command,...

  • What now for Malaysia’s newly-empowered youth?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    What now for Malaysia’s newly-empowered youth?

    JULY 24 — The dust has settled; Malaysians will now automatically be registered to vote once they turn 18. Momentous political milestone aside, the question is not so much how...

  • Durians are no laughing matter

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Durians are no laughing matter

    JULY 22 — You know why South-east Asia never produced an Isaac Newton?  Because all these world-changing hopefuls were sitting under durian trees.  The truth must have...

  • Di manakah keutamaan pemimpin-pemimpin politik kita?

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Di manakah keutamaan pemimpin-pemimpin politik kita?

    22 JULAI — Isu video intim yang dikatakan membabitkan seorang Menteri kanan Kabinet nampaknya masih belum reda. Sebaliknya, suhu politik di negara kita kian berkocak dengan...

  • Not all Indians like curry

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Not all Indians like curry

    JULY 21 — So a primary school teacher was introducing herself to a new Primary 3 (eight- to nine-year-olds) class. She asked each child in the class to introduce themselves,...

  • 'Crawl' and a few other horror movies for gorehounds out there

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    'Crawl' and a few other horror movies for gorehounds out there

    JULY 20 ― As Spider-Man: Far From Home continues its impressive assault on the global box-office, and with the next Hollywood tentpole being The Lion King “live” action...

  • Now every adult in Malaysia can vote, Mr Armstrong

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Now every adult in Malaysia can vote, Mr Armstrong

    JULY 18 — Fifty years and two days ago, a moon-bound Apollo 11 captured the imagination of our species. Inspires still. Incidentally, two days ago, the Dewan Rakyat unanimously...

  • Cogito ergo sum, I think therefore I am

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Cogito ergo sum, I think therefore I am

    JULY 17 — What makes a university the choice of aspiring students, parents and the larger public? It has surely to be one that is reputable university with high graduate...