What You Think

  • Costly to demolish Penang's existing buildings for bus or tram system  — Joshua Woo

    2 weeks ago

    Costly to demolish Penang's existing buildings for bus or tram system — Joshua Woo

    OCTOBER 7 — As Penang is gearing up to construct the Light Rail Transit (LRT), civic group Penang Forum organised a forum called “Penang Light Rail Transit: A Solution or...

  • When teachers abuse children — Amar-Singh HSS

    2 weeks ago

    When teachers abuse children — Amar-Singh HSS

    OCTOBER 6 — I must start by saying that I have the utmost respect for teachers. Teachers have shaped me and enabled me to grow and become who I am.  They have offered me...

  • Grab drivers need more transparency from company — Sophie Shakur

    2 weeks ago

    Grab drivers need more transparency from company — Sophie Shakur

    OCTOBER 6 — As a Grab driver, I have a mixed experience participating in ride e-hailing.  It was awkward to change from working in an office to drive Grab and spend most of...

  • Climate change: An unstoppable movement takes hold — Antonio Guterres

    2 weeks ago

    Climate change: An unstoppable movement takes hold — Antonio Guterres

    OCTOBER 4 — On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilised by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing...

  • Time for oil and gas to back Malaysia’s employment breakthrough strategy — Rebecca Ponton

    2 weeks ago

    Time for oil and gas to back Malaysia’s employment breakthrough strategy — Rebecca Ponton

    OCTOBER 4 — When the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde spoke at the University of Malaya recently, she highlighted the need to improve career opportunities for...

  • The bitter pill — Rais Hussin

    2 weeks ago

    The bitter pill — Rais Hussin

    OCTOBER 3 — Right from our days bouncing on our mother’s knees we’ve been taught that medicine tastes bad but we must swallow it for our own good. The austerity mindset...

  • Pax Asiana — Rais Hussin

    2 weeks ago

    Pax Asiana — Rais Hussin

    OCTOBER 1 — Looking back at the fading era of Pax Americana, namely, the so-called peace enjoyed in the wake of the global dominance of the United States, it appears to be...

  • Once again, Kampung Baru is hitting the news — Farah Fahmy

    3 weeks ago

    Once again, Kampung Baru is hitting the news — Farah Fahmy

    OCTOBER 1 — The government, through Minister for Federal Territories Khalid Samad, has made an offer to buy Kampung Baru land from its residents at a price of RM850 per square...

  • Against anarchism — Nasrul Akim

    3 weeks ago

    Against anarchism — Nasrul Akim

    SEPTEMBER 30 — The recent chatter regarding arrest of “activist” Khalid Mohd Ismath over tweets insulting the royal institution in Malaysia is certainly ironic. After all,...

  • Budget 2020: What is expected? — Ramon Navaratnam

    3 weeks ago

    Budget 2020: What is expected? — Ramon Navaratnam

    SEPTEMBER 30 — Budget 2020 will be tabled in Parliament on October 11. This will be the second budget of the new Pakatan Harapan government, after 60 years of Barisan...

  • Firemen's tragedy: Do the right thing — Satiman Abdul Hamid

    3 weeks ago

    Firemen's tragedy: Do the right thing — Satiman Abdul Hamid

    SEPTEMBER 30 — As an ex-fireman who was based in Perak at the time, I was deeply saddened and disturbed when I read about the deaths of my former colleagues. Last year, six...

  • Time to get the basics right! — Ashvin Khorana

    3 weeks ago

    Time to get the basics right! — Ashvin Khorana

    SEPTEMBER 30 — Most of us who choose to travel with a budget airline are willing to compromise on the luxuries as we are focused on the destination instead of the journey...

  • Children of a lesser god — Rais Hussin

    3 weeks ago

    Children of a lesser god — Rais Hussin

    SEPT 29 — At its annual General Assembly Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered an impassioned plea for intervention by the UN in Kashmir, and warned of the...

  • Housing remains the best business in Malaysia — Saleh Mohammed

    3 weeks ago

    Housing remains the best business in Malaysia — Saleh Mohammed

    SEPTEMBER 29 — I can accept if they say the national debt is RM1 trillion after considering contingent liabilities. But to say the value of unsold units in the high-end housing...

  • Carpe Diem —Rais Hussin

    3 weeks ago

    Carpe Diem —Rais Hussin

    SEPTEMBER 29 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed took the centre stage at the UNGA yesterday with a powerful message for world peace and equality for all people. He did not neglect to...

  • We voted for lions, not mice — Fadhli Abd Rahman

    3 weeks ago

    We voted for lions, not mice — Fadhli Abd Rahman

    SEPTEMBER 27 — When Pakatan Harapan secured power in GE14, many voters expected the beginning of the end for the massive government-business crony complex that had long been...

  • Analogue to digital: Don’t see static — Zanisa S

    3 weeks ago

    Analogue to digital: Don’t see static — Zanisa S

    SEPTEMBER 26 — With the looming first series of analogue switch-off (ASO) around the corner, households that consume analogue terrestrial television will need to be mindful of...

  • Today is World Contraception Day — John Teo

    3 weeks ago

    Today is World Contraception Day — John Teo

    SEPTEMBER 26 — World Contraception Day was launched 12 years ago today in 2007. The day’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable...

  • Unity and Malaysia Day — Brian Lee

    3 weeks ago

    Unity and Malaysia Day — Brian Lee

    SEPTEMBER 25 — As we celebrated Malaysia Day earlier last week, the news cycle was dominated by demands by politicians and cabinet ministers for Malaysians to embrace unity....

  • As a job seeker and a recruiter, I’ve seen the ugliness of discrimination — Vash Perimbanayagam

    3 weeks ago

    As a job seeker and a recruiter, I’ve seen the ugliness of discrimination — Vash Perimbanayagam

    SEPTEMBER 25 — I entered the workforce in the early 1990s and have worked as a recruiter for close to a decade. Over the years, I have seen discrimination happening numerous...

  • Grey winters of haze: The psychological impact on lives — Brendan Gomez

    3 weeks ago

    Grey winters of haze: The psychological impact on lives — Brendan Gomez

    SEPTEMBER 25 — As millions of lives are disrupted and even destroyed by haze originating from forests burned intentionally in South-east Asia (SEA) — in particular Indonesia...

  • TR Sandah Federal Court Review — Abdul Fareed Gafoor

    1 month ago

    TR Sandah Federal Court Review — Abdul Fareed Gafoor

     SEPTEMBER 21 — The Malaysian Bar views last week’s majority decision of the Federal Court in TR Sandah ak Tabau v Director of Forest, Sarawak (“2019 Federal Court...

  • Saudi oil attack shows how Iran sees new Mid-East game — Peter Apps

    1 month ago

    Saudi oil attack shows how Iran sees new Mid-East game — Peter Apps

    SEPTEMBER 21 — If Iran’s government was truly behind last weekend’s cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure, it has put its potential foes...

  • Saving Mothers lives, How much is it Worth? — John Teo

    1 month ago

    Saving Mothers lives, How much is it Worth? — John Teo

    SEPTEMBER 21 — Recently the WHO together with its partner agencies published the World Maternal Mortality report 2000 to 2017. This is an extensive report detailing the trends...

  • Young people are right about climate change: It’s time to listen — Luis Alfonso de Alba

    1 month ago

    Young people are right about climate change: It’s time to listen — Luis Alfonso de Alba

    SEPTEMBER 21 — Climate change is not a far-away problem — it is causing huge damage right now in Asia-Pacific and around the world.  From air pollution choking many major...

  • Malaysia needs high-skilled jobs for our youths — Joshua Woo

    1 month ago

    Malaysia needs high-skilled jobs for our youths — Joshua Woo

    SEPTEMBER 20 — From 2010 to 2017, more than 170,000 graduates entered the workforce annually. However, there were only 98,000 high-skilled employment gains in that period,...

  • BCG vaccine for long term protection, yes or no? — Boo Soon Yew

    1 month ago

    BCG vaccine for long term protection, yes or no? — Boo Soon Yew

    SEPTEMBER 19 — I write in sad response to the predicament of the family that is mourning the loss of their 19-year-old girl due to tuberculosis and indeed my sincere condolences...

  • The Haze is the climate emergency! — Khor Swee Kheng, Amar Singh-HSS, Darshan Joshi

    1 month ago

    The Haze is the climate emergency! — Khor Swee Kheng, Amar Singh-HSS, Darshan Joshi

    SEPTEMBER 19 — There is no doubt that the haze is terrible, and exacts a deadly toll on our health, well-being, economy and education. But the haze is merely a small symptom of...

  • What if China coughs? — Rais Hussin

    1 month ago

    What if China coughs? — Rais Hussin

    SEPTEMBER 17 — China is different. That’s the mantra most Sinophiles repeat with religious zeal. Chinese banks can grow their way out of bad debts; the Renminbi (RMB) can be...

  • Why men should fight for equal pay for women — Sharan Raj

    1 month ago

    Why men should fight for equal pay for women — Sharan Raj

    SEPTEMBER 17 — Patriarchy is a form as slavery as men dictate women's participation and expression in this society. Failure to abide has led to women being shamed, criminalised...

  • Is regional environmentalism not fully appreciated under Asean agreement? — Roger Chan

    1 month ago

    Is regional environmentalism not fully appreciated under Asean agreement? — Roger Chan

    SEPTEMBER 17 — The current haze has reached dangerous levels in some parts of the country. So I am boxed in to write about it. Unless hotspots originate in our country, section...

  • Why parents shouldn't fear vaccines — Musa Mohd Nordin & Chan Li Jin

    1 month ago

    Why parents shouldn't fear vaccines — Musa Mohd Nordin & Chan Li Jin

    SEPT 16 — Earlier this year, there was an opinion piece stating that parents fear of vaccine or vaccine hesitancy and refusal is related to cases like Hannah Poling. We find...

  • How the US-China trade war has fractured Asia’s supply chains —  Jayant Menon

    1 month ago

    How the US-China trade war has fractured Asia’s supply chains — Jayant Menon

    SEPT 16 — The US-China trade war is more than a year old now, with no end in sight. While it is never too late (or too early) to end a trade war, there are some impacts that may...