Opinion

  • Terrific TV and traumatic families #SquidGame

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Terrific TV and traumatic families #SquidGame

    OCTOBER 11 — Warning: This contains spoilers to the Netflix series Squid Game. In a sense, all top-notch entertainment is “family” entertainment.  No, I’m not saying...

  • Take a little trip around Singapore town

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Take a little trip around Singapore town

    OCTOBER 10 — I have lived in Singapore all my life and so I didn’t think it was unreasonable to assume I had seen everything the island had to offer. After all, I am a...

  • Some new Netflix horror goodies to kick-start your scary October season

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Some new Netflix horror goodies to kick-start your scary October season

    OCTOBER 9 ― With Halloween arriving at the end of October, the whole month has always been used as an excuse for horror fans to indulge in their passion for scary movies. New...

  • Future Malaysia needs guidance today to join a fairer world

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Future Malaysia needs guidance today to join a fairer world

    OCTOBER 7 ― It was meant to break the impasse, or at least to improve the clarity. My message to the WhatsApp group. “Is our nation fair to all its people?” This was a group...

  • Becoming a better player and a better person

    Player's Blog / 2 months ago

    Becoming a better player and a better person

    OCTOBER 6 ― It’s been three years since I started competing on the PGA TOUR. One of my main goals every season is to qualify for the TOUR Championship — limited to the...

  • When is our nation going to start healing?

    Erna Mahyuni / 2 months ago

    When is our nation going to start healing?

    OCTOBER 6 — I am on another mental health break, also called “clearing my leave because it's not following me to the grave.” The first day started with me being woken up by...

  • Will the post-pandemic era have more optionality?

    Alwyn Lau / 2 months ago

    Will the post-pandemic era have more optionality?

    OCTOBER 4 — If there’s something the pandemic has shown us, it’s that necessity is the mother of invention which, in turn, is the daddy of options. Restaurants cannot open?...

  • Fighting foreign influence in Singapore

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 months ago

    Fighting foreign influence in Singapore

    OCTOBER 3 — Last week, the Singapore government introduced one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation in its history.  The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures)...

  • Here's proof that limitations are not a hindrance to creativity

    Aidil Rusli / 2 months ago

    Here's proof that limitations are not a hindrance to creativity

    OCTOBER 2 ― With the latest Netflix hit series Squid Game creating huge ripples among fans around the globe, it’s inevitable that a lot of casual Malaysian film fans have...

  • Freight forwarders asked to disappear in order to feed unsuccessful entrepreneurs

    Praba Ganesan / 2 months ago

    Freight forwarders asked to disappear in order to feed unsuccessful entrepreneurs

    SEPTEMBER 30 — William Munny stares icily at Sheriff Little Bill Daggett lying in a pool of blood, bullet-riddled and dying. The kill shot is forthcoming. Little Bill goes, “I...

  • Is there a plan to let our kids be smart?

    Erna Mahyuni / 2 months ago

    Is there a plan to let our kids be smart?

    SEPTEMBER 29 — I have lived long enough to have seen the results and proposals of more than one Malaysian Plan and really, I do wish we would try to stop achieving the...

  • Covid-19 fatalities in Malaysia: Reported, actual and real

    Alwyn Lau / 2 months ago

    Covid-19 fatalities in Malaysia: Reported, actual and real

    SEPTEMBER 27 — Last Wednesday I casually asked my students if they knew what the fatalities for Covid-19 were.  Without hesitation they gave a number between 300 and 400. I...

  • Singapore steps back from the ‘New Normal’

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 months ago

    Singapore steps back from the ‘New Normal’

    SEPTEMBER 26 — So Singapore has re-introduced a slew of Covid-19 restrictions. Once again only groups of two people can dine out and households can receive only two...

  • The minister distracted them, or how I learnt to push a trolley and wheelchair solo

    Praba Ganesan / 2 months ago

    The minister distracted them, or how I learnt to push a trolley and wheelchair solo

    SEPTEMBER 23 — The two of us arrived in a 13-year-old Proton Saga, which probably sealed our fate even before exiting the highway. On Malaysia Day, to enter a national edifice....

  • We really need to start ignoring terrible people on Twitter

    Erna Mahyuni / 2 months ago

    We really need to start ignoring terrible people on Twitter

    SEPTEMBER 22 — Ah yes, another week of my rationing time on Twitter and it has been great for productivity and my mental health. I won't lie; there have been many times when I...

  • Can the New Normal have zero office toxicity?

    Alwyn Lau / 2 months ago

    Can the New Normal have zero office toxicity?

    SEPTEMBER 20 — The first time I experienced what most today would consider “toxic” office behaviour was during my first year of work (back during the time Zinedine Zidane...

  • Singapore is recycling less than ever

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 months ago

    Singapore is recycling less than ever

    SEPTEMBER 19 — Here’s a rather fascinating statistic: Singapore’s recycling rate fell to 13 per cent in 2020, down from 17 per cent in 2019.  This means that...

  • The wild and outrageous wonders of 'Malignant'

    Aidil Rusli / 2 months ago

    The wild and outrageous wonders of 'Malignant'

    SEPTEMBER 18 ― Like all things, Hollywood movie trends have come in cycles. That’s why musicals were everywhere not once, but twice in film history ― the first round during...

  • Fully open schools, not window-dressing

    Praba Ganesan / 2 months ago

    Fully open schools, not window-dressing

    SEPTEMBER 16 — This is for parents. The kids need school. School, school. To be in their classes and on their playing fields. Undoubtedly, you are spooked. However, there’s no...