Opinion

  • Bubble tea — Kryptonite in a cup

    Erna Mahyuni / 3 weeks ago

    Bubble tea — Kryptonite in a cup

    SEPTEMBER 25 — The long lines at bubble tea shops seem ludicrous to people who don’t have a sweet tooth. If you like dessert, however, and you don’t mind it in liquid form,...

  • Masalah jerebu: Sampai bila lagi?

    Bartholomew Chan / 4 weeks ago

    Masalah jerebu: Sampai bila lagi?

    23 SEPTEMBER ― Untuk sekian kalinya, Malaysia terpaksa berhadapan dengan masalah jerebu yang akut. Jika tahun 1997 dianggap sebagai penanda aras kepada keseriusan jerebu yang...

  • Singapore and Malaysia choking together

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore and Malaysia choking together

    SEPTEMBER 22 — So, it seems Singapore and Malaysia are united again — well, at least in terms of facing a common obstacle. That’s right, everyone, we are all choking on...

  • Three Malaysian films on Malaysia Day weekend

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three Malaysian films on Malaysia Day weekend

    SEPTEMBER 21 ― I'm not sure if many people have noticed, but there's a been a huge drop in the number of Malaysian films released this year compared to the very prolific nature...

  • Togetherness on holiday

    Helen Hickey / 1 month ago

    Togetherness on holiday

    SEPTEMBER 20 ― There comes a point in life when your children start dispensing feedback your way. I’ve reached this unforgiving place with my kids who are close to notching up...

  • Happy homeowners vote safe

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Happy homeowners vote safe

    SEPTEMBER 19 — Revelation. A sure-fire means to win Malay votes in the next election, one which excludes and exceeds mammoth rallies. Give them homes. To be precise, for Pakatan...

  • The growing role of people managers in human resource management

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    The growing role of people managers in human resource management

    SEPTEMBER 18 — After many years in human resource (HR) and business transformation consulting, along with senior management corporate roles and understanding the landscape of...

  • The Sedition Act must die, Pakatan

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    The Sedition Act must die, Pakatan

    SEPTEMBER 18 — What is alarming about the Pakatan government is the short memory of its politicians. Too many have forgotten the fear and panic caused by middle-of-the-night...

  • Chinese wedding dinner time vs Malaysian time

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Chinese wedding dinner time vs Malaysian time

    SEPTEMBER 16 — Last week I attended the wedding dinner of a good friend. As I was (marginally) a part of the planning committee, I noticed that the agenda prepared by the couple...

  • Menghayati signifikan Hari Malaysia

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Menghayati signifikan Hari Malaysia

    16 SEPTEMBER — Hari ini, kita menyambut Hari Malaysia. Hari Malaysia disambut pada 16 September setiap tahun untuk memperingati penubuhan persekutuan Malaysia di tarikh yang...

  • Hong Kong falls. Singapore rises

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Hong Kong falls. Singapore rises

    SEPTEMBER 15 — Like so many others in the region and wider world, I looked on with sadness as I saw Hong Kong’s protests escalate from peaceful rallies to daily clashes. ...

  • The closing of Speedy Video in Mid Valley and what it means for Malaysian cinema

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    The closing of Speedy Video in Mid Valley and what it means for Malaysian cinema

    SEPTEMBER 13 — This week has seen a lot of posts on social media about the Speedy Video branch in Mid Valley closing this Sunday, September 15, which I guess could realistically...

  • Malays are individuals, it’s a human predilection

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Malays are individuals, it’s a human predilection

    SEPTEMBER 12 — It’s almost natural for self-anointed experts to tell Malays what they need to do or think. Yes, oh yes, it’s that season again, with the mega-rally for...

  • Would imported food be more nutritious?

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Would imported food be more nutritious?

    SEPTEMBER 11 — Fruits Like vegetables, fruits lose their nutrients during harvesting, storage, transporting from long distances, and during food preparation. Furthermore, fruit...

  • Why is the ‘lazy native’ myth still being propagated by our own government?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Why is the ‘lazy native’ myth still being propagated by our own government?

    SEPTEMBER 11 — The bootstrapping myth is both pervasive and insidious. Sadly, it’s one that too many of our politicians believe. In this magical fairy tale scenario any person...

  • Two wrong reasons to be a lecturer

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Two wrong reasons to be a lecturer

    SEPTEMBER 9 — Recently, a friend of mine (with about 20 years’ experience in banks) told me he wanted to quit and join one of the local private colleges as a lecturer. When I...

  • Hayati kembali Rukun Negara

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Hayati kembali Rukun Negara

    9 SEPTEMBER — Terlajak perahu boleh diundur, terlajak kata buruk padahnya. Sebab santan pulut binasa, sebab mulut badan binasa. Demikian pepatah-pepatah Melayu yang sering kita...

  • Singapore and the death of a dictator

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore and the death of a dictator

    SEPTEMBER 8 ― A dictator died in Singapore last week. Of course the rich and powerful from across South-east and even South Asia are attracted to our world class medical...

  • Three films you should catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three films you should catch in Malaysian cinemas this week

    SEPTEMBER 7 — Despite this being nowhere near the peak of summer movie season, this has to be one of the most bountiful weeks of the year when it comes to movie choices...