Opinion

  • Raising the retirement age... to 100

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Raising the retirement age... to 100

    JULY 14 — Should we raise the retirement age? The question bedevils various modern societies. As people live longer and as the cost of retirement rises, should people continue...

  • Three big summer movies in Malaysian cinemas right now

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three big summer movies in Malaysian cinemas right now

    JULY 13 -- With the summer movie season in full swing now that we’re already in the middle of July, the big movies have been coming in thick and fast. One downside to this is...

  • A prime minister for most of Malaysia

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    A prime minister for most of Malaysia

    JULY 11 — If today, President Donald Trump asked for white unity, for all its leaders to stand under one umbrella to protect white interests and survival — White Democrats,...

  • Spice up your health

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Spice up your health

    JULY 10 — The use of spices and herbs in cooking dates back more than 5,000 years. Records from China, India and Egypt have testified to their continued use to improve taste of...

  • Why are adult Malaysians insisting they’re still youths?

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Why are adult Malaysians insisting they’re still youths?

    JULY 10 — The debate over what constitutes a “youth” is still going on in Malaysia and it’s bordering the ridiculous. My personal favourite argument for allowing...

  • A look at today’s ‘toreh diri’ phenomenon

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    A look at today’s ‘toreh diri’ phenomenon

    JULY 9 — I asked the Form 5 kids the Malay term for “self-cutting.” Immediately a few of them told me it was “toreh diri.” Macam menoreh getah, bang! That was both cute...

  • Perkasakan peranan guru, bukannya mengekang mereka

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Perkasakan peranan guru, bukannya mengekang mereka

    8 JULAI — Tugas menjadi seorang guru sekolah kini tidak semudah yang disangka. Jika ada antara anda yang berfikir bahawa tugas guru hanyalah mengajar, anda silap! Dewasa ini,...

  • The ecotourism dilemma... or how to leave only footprints behind

    Quek Yew Aun / 1 month ago

    The ecotourism dilemma... or how to leave only footprints behind

    JULY 8 — These past few weeks, I can’t seem to shake off several haunting photographs. Scenes that include a long trail of people and huge piles of non-decomposable rubbish...

  • The return of the Opium Wars

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    The return of the Opium Wars

    JULY 7 — In 1839, around 180 years ago, British ships bombarded Chinese ports.   China’s navy was effectively destroyed and as British soldiers launched...

  • I don’t know you, but I hate you so much

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    I don’t know you, but I hate you so much

    JULY 4 — Set aside the minister’s political illiteracy regarding his “Africans in the plantations” solution. Consider how Malaysians responded separate from his political...

  • Development of organisations with agile leadership

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Development of organisations with agile leadership

    JULY 3 — The struggle by many organisations to become more agile is a result of the conflict between an organisation’s existing stable structures and processes, and its...

  • If 18-year-olds can marry and drive, let them vote

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    If 18-year-olds can marry and drive, let them vote

    JULY 3 — There are a few youngsters going online and saying “I’m too immature to vote, so I disagree with lowering the minimum voting age.” Come here and let Auntie Erna...

  • Fokus kepada isu-isu yang dekat dengan hati rakyat

    Bartholomew Chan / 1 month ago

    Fokus kepada isu-isu yang dekat dengan hati rakyat

    1 JULAI — Beberapa hari yang lalu, penulis terbaca satu artikel yang terbit dalam sebuah portal berita mengenai kontroversi pemakaian lencana-lencana pangkat pada pakaian...

  • Singapore needs seat belts for expats

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore needs seat belts for expats

    JUNE 30 — Last week a large DHL goods trucks collided with a smaller open top lorry that was carrying a complement of six construction workers on its flatbed. The workers...

  • Three new comedies to welcome the summer

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three new comedies to welcome the summer

    JUNE 29 — The time when the summer movie season included blockbuster comedies and rom-coms is probably long gone, with Hollywood almost fully concentrating on guaranteed...

  • Kids must get political

    Boo Su-Lyn / 1 month ago

    Kids must get political

    JUNE 28 — During my internship with US NGO Mikva Challenge last year, I was blown away by how the Chicago-based non-profit worked with teenage students and taught them how to...

  • The slow, quiet death of our public education and an invitation to the funeral

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    The slow, quiet death of our public education and an invitation to the funeral

    JUNE 27 — Thirty years ago, International School Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) competed in the state inter-school football competition. Back then, ISKL meant a stream of Caucasian...

  • Foods promoting joy and health: Facts & myths

    GUC Speaks / 1 month ago

    Foods promoting joy and health: Facts & myths

    JUNE 26 — When you’re healthy, eating a meal that you’ve chosen is itself a joyful occasion. Are there really foods or cooking ingredients that can improve our brain...

  • Malaysians need to be part of the solution

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    Malaysians need to be part of the solution

    JUNE 26 — It is annoying to see Malaysians caught up in the petty politicking that is PKR’s never-ending internal power struggles and the fun guessing game of when is “Tun...