Opinion

  • Students and the stress they endure #SPM2020

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Students and the stress they endure #SPM2020

    OCTOBER 14 — You could argue that whatever survives a catastrophe will prove its special character.  The Covid-19 pandemic may have wreaked havoc on certain industries and...

  • Singapore’s communities and Covid-19

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Singapore’s communities and Covid-19

    OCTOBER 11 — The other day I was in the lift heading down to the carpark when an elderly man got in and coughed. Seconds later, I coughed.  We both immediately leapt away...

  • Three genre movies to stream or watch in Malaysian cinemas

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three genre movies to stream or watch in Malaysian cinemas

    OCTOBER 10 — Even before we entered the post-lockdown era of watching movies in the cinema, it was quite apparent that there’s never a shortage of horror films being made and...

  • Sabah by-election: Covid-19 caution and KL’s grip on power

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    Sabah by-election: Covid-19 caution and KL’s grip on power

    OCTOBER 8 — Shoot the flares, Peninsula politicians head to Sabah next month! A Covid-19 enforced travel ban to and from Sabah operates until October 25, but if numbers dip by...

  • Asian swing heads West with best in tow

    Chuah Choo Chiang / 1 month ago

    Asian swing heads West with best in tow

    OCTOBER 7 — The PGA Tour’s annual Asian swing will be unlike any other this month as golf’s reimagined year sees two of the region’s most prestigious tournaments make a...

  • The Covid-19 spike accountability game

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    The Covid-19 spike accountability game

    OCTOBER 7 — The recent Covid-19 spikes shouldn't have surprised anyone closely following the upturn in cases. What should be present right now is accountability, but of course,...

  • Politics and the feared ‘other’

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Politics and the feared ‘other’

    OCTOBER 5 — You see this in populist slash nationalist doctrines which target foreign elements. You see it in Chinese discourse on the USA and vice-versa.  You see it in...

  • Mod Sin: Taking the idea from food to other fields

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 months ago

    Mod Sin: Taking the idea from food to other fields

    OCTOBER 4 — Singapore has a talent problem or so we are often told. There isn’t enough local talent particularly for some highly skilled and specialised...

  • Three movies currently in Malaysian cinemas that are worth your time

    Aidil Rusli / 2 months ago

    Three movies currently in Malaysian cinemas that are worth your time

    OCTOBER 3 ― With the Covid-19 pandemic still not showing signs of slowing down ― in fact numbers are even expected to spike drastically in some countries in the next few...

  • Where my competitive drive comes from

    Player's Blog / 2 months ago

    Where my competitive drive comes from

    OCTOBER 1 — Everything always seemed to be so hard growing up. We didn’t have a lot of money back when I was a kid, so I couldn’t always go play golf tournaments as much as...

  • Where does Jalan Palestin lead us?

    Praba Ganesan / 2 months ago

    Where does Jalan Palestin lead us?

    OCTOBER 1 — As we learned, belatedly, 140 metres of asphalt can fascinate cyberspace. Welcome, Jalan Palestin (Palestine Road)! Curiously, thinking of this addition, not many...

  • When your sadness comes, like snow, with the season

    Erna Mahyuni / 2 months ago

    When your sadness comes, like snow, with the season

    SEPTEMBER 30 — Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi passed unexpectedly last Sunday. Her death is a tragedy but what is also tragic to me is how callously media from her own country...

  • What is there to (not) love?

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 months ago

    What is there to (not) love?

    SEPTEMBER 27 — I love Malaysia. Singapore is home and, of course, you always love home more but I love Malaysia as a friend, a neighbour and a frequent visitor.  It’s...

  • Muda: The young guns need not go down in a blaze of glory

    Praba Ganesan / 2 months ago

    Muda: The young guns need not go down in a blaze of glory

    SEPTEMBER 24 — The Sabah election unwittingly lends credibility to new party Muda — even Anwar Ibrahim’s shenanigans yesterday do, but later on the man who won’t...

  • Maybe we should stop pretending the world isn’t on fire

    Erna Mahyuni / 2 months ago

    Maybe we should stop pretending the world isn’t on fire

    SEPTEMBER 23 — A popular meme on the internet shows a cartoon dog, sitting in a room where everything is on fire. The dog, instead of attempting escape, calmly says, “It is...

  • An ADHD-er shares some thoughts on his condition

    Alwyn Lau / 2 months ago

    An ADHD-er shares some thoughts on his condition

    SEPTEMBER 21 — Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is finally getting more awareness; I have two members in my extended family who are on...

  • Singapore’s Pofma and the burden of proof

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 months ago

    Singapore’s Pofma and the burden of proof

    SEPTEMBER 20 — The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) is perhaps the most controversial piece of legislation passed by Singapore’s parliament in...

  • Two highly enjoyable 'bad movies' for the more adventurous film fan

    Aidil Rusli / 2 months ago

    Two highly enjoyable 'bad movies' for the more adventurous film fan

    SEPTEMBER 19 ― Watching and enjoying “bad movies” has been a favourite pastime of mine since I was 16 or 17. I can't really remember how or when it started, or even which...

  • Rank your political love, how to avoid jackasses ruling forever

    Praba Ganesan / 2 months ago

    Rank your political love, how to avoid jackasses ruling forever

    SEPTEMBER 17 — Voting day is September 26, but Sabah voters may require days of deep analysis and discourse to decide who they pick.  It’s about guessing who reasonably...