Opinion

  • My favourite genre films of 2019

    Aidil Rusli / 3 weeks ago

    My favourite genre films of 2019

    DECEMBER 28 — This has been another solid year for genre films, with plenty of highlights coming not only from the ever-dependable indie horror scene, but also major studios and...

  • Post-Wawasan 2020: Brace for disappointments

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    Post-Wawasan 2020: Brace for disappointments

    DECEMBER 26 — In six days, it’s Wawasan (Vision) 2020. An unfathomable destination in 1991, yet here we are. Malaysians need to judge for themselves here’s worth, in lieu of...

  • All I want for Christmas is a better approach to tech in Malaysia

    Erna Mahyuni / 4 weeks ago

    All I want for Christmas is a better approach to tech in Malaysia

    DECEMBER 25 — I got my honours degree in IT two decades ago and back then, IT was seen as a field full of potential. We even had our national sweetheart Datuk Siti Nurhaliza...

  • What the Bible missed about Christmas

    Alwyn Lau / 4 weeks ago

    What the Bible missed about Christmas

    DECEMBER 24 — Each time I step into a mall in late December, I wonder if the Bible left out important things. Because it’s Christmas season and the book Christians hold as...

  • Housing the homeless in Singapore

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Housing the homeless in Singapore

    DECEMBER 22 — There are at least 1,000 homeless people in Singapore. More precisely a recent study found evidence of about 1,000 people sleeping rough every night. Now in a city...

  • My 10 favourite films of 2019

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    My 10 favourite films of 2019

    DECEMBER 21 ― We've come to the end of 2019 and of course the end of the decade as well, and even though I've always come to expect cinematic excellence every year, provided one...

  • Azilah & Co: The deadly need to challenge authority

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Azilah & Co: The deadly need to challenge authority

    DECEMBER 19 — What went through Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri’s mind as he escorted Altantuya Shaariibuu to her gruesome death outside Malaysia’s capital 13 years ago? An...

  • Liberals own social media, Conservatives own reality #UKElections2019

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Liberals own social media, Conservatives own reality #UKElections2019

    DECEMBER 18 ― If you need proof that you shouldn’t equate your social media feed with what the world is really like, look no further than last week’s UK election results....

  • Straws aren't the answer to fixing our natural disasters

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Straws aren't the answer to fixing our natural disasters

    DECEMBER 18 — I spent most of Sunday sleeping; it was cold and the sky was heavily overcast. It was cold enough that I kept checking if I'd left the air conditioning on by...

  • Tunnelling under Singapore’s rainforest

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Tunnelling under Singapore’s rainforest

    DEC 15 — So Singapore is going to build an MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) line through its largest nature reserve — the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Now that doesn’t sound so...

  • My favourite albums of 2019

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    My favourite albums of 2019

    DECEMBER 14 — One of the biggest surprises this year was finding myself suddenly being in two bands, and spending most of the year being thoroughly stimulated musically as I dug...

  • Liberty is ours, tattoo that!

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Liberty is ours, tattoo that!

    DECEMBER 12 — They take it in inches. Your civil liberties. They’ve been at it the last 40 years in Malaysia. Don’t let them anymore. Here today is where we make our stand....

  • Get arrested for the right reasons

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Get arrested for the right reasons

    DECEMBER 11 — One interesting development after the last general election is more Malaysians being ridiculously vocal on social media. I thought I got more brickbats thrown at...

  • Why chess is definitely a sport

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Why chess is definitely a sport

    DECEMBER 9 — First of all, congratulations to Yeoh Li Tian for taking the chess gold medal at the 30th Philippines SEA Games. As a guy whose school team couldn’t even get to...

  • Save the Singapore Marathon

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Save the Singapore Marathon

    DECEMBER 8 — I am not a runner. I would like to be but I lack the discipline and endurance running requires. Allowing the human body to do better, go faster, run further is a...

  • Four films in Malaysian cinemas you might want to check out now

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Four films in Malaysian cinemas you might want to check out now

    DECEMBER 7 ― As we enter the month of December, which is usually reserved for Oscar bait and Christmas movies, and movies for kids since it's the school holidays here in...

  • Where are you YB, democracy is a cold room without you?

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Where are you YB, democracy is a cold room without you?

    DECEMBER 5 — Eighty per cent of life is showing up, according to writer-director Woody Allen. Obviously, this is lower in Malaysian politics, as MPs struggle to stay seated in...

  • Complementary treatment for high blood pressure

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Complementary treatment for high blood pressure

    DECEMBER 4 — Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a most common chronic health disorder amongst Malaysians. Some healthcare professionals argue that blood pressure goes up as...

  • Dear politicians, governing isn’t a moneymaking scheme

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Dear politicians, governing isn’t a moneymaking scheme

    DECEMBER 4 — It isn’t Malaysian politics if there isn’t infighting though one political party seems determined to win that category in the Malaysian Politicking Olympics....