What You Think

  • Set-up a National River Protection Authority — Charles Santiago

    2 weeks ago

    Set-up a National River Protection Authority — Charles Santiago

    SEPTEMBER 6 — It’s time to think and act differently. We have had one too many water cuts from last year to impose a slap on the wrist punishment. And increasing fines on...

  • Pandemic response should reset addiction to foreign workers — Muthu Raj

    2 weeks ago

    Pandemic response should reset addiction to foreign workers — Muthu Raj

    SEPTEMBER 4 — The government has so far barred entry of foreign nationals from 12 countries as of Monday September 7, 2020, to prevent the influx of Covid-19 infections — this...

  • Government must use tax measures to protect public health — Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance

    2 weeks ago

    Government must use tax measures to protect public health — Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance

    SEPTEMBER 9 — I am responding to the article highlighting BAT Malaysia’s survey on tobacco black market in Malaysia published in the Malay Mail on 3 September 2020. According...

  • Domestic violence: Time for Malaysia to go the 'victimless prosecution' route — Ivy Josiah

    2 weeks ago

    Domestic violence: Time for Malaysia to go the 'victimless prosecution' route — Ivy Josiah

    SEPTEMBER 4 — When stories of a popular YouTuber's marital problems went viral earlier this year, there were people on social media asking what women's groups were doing for...

  • Constitutional misconceptions around vernacular schools — ANR Hussin

    2 weeks ago

    Constitutional misconceptions around vernacular schools — ANR Hussin

    SEPTEMBER 3 — I refer to several legal and constitutional misconceptions in Nur Farrah Nadia Najib’s article which must be addressed. Firstly, it is clearly against the clear...

  • Merdeka wake-up call on our state of ‘independence’ — Ameen Kamal

    3 weeks ago

    Merdeka wake-up call on our state of ‘independence’ — Ameen Kamal

    SEPTEMBER 3 — Internally, Malaysia’s current political situation is plagued with self-interest, showing little personal independence and unity – an antithesis to the spirit...

  • Covid-19: Why increased penalties and fines should not be supported — Azrul Mohd Khalib

    3 weeks ago

    Covid-19: Why increased penalties and fines should not be supported — Azrul Mohd Khalib

    SEPTEMBER — We have heard recent calls for the fines under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (PCIDA) 1988 (Act 342), to be increased several fold from...

  • Cautious border policy among green countries for air travel recovery — Jamari Mohtar and Muhammad Rasyid Abdurrahman

    3 weeks ago

    Cautious border policy among green countries for air travel recovery — Jamari Mohtar and Muhammad Rasyid Abdurrahman

    SEPTEMBER 1 — After the gradual ease of lockdown and travel regulations, air travel industry in Malaysia now could further recapture their international flights to green...

  • Research and development: The perils and solutions — Arvinder-Singh HS

    3 weeks ago

    Research and development: The perils and solutions — Arvinder-Singh HS

    SEPTEMBER 1 — Lately, there have been many disputes and comparison of Malaysia with other countries especially in terms of research and development — i.e. In the medical...

  • Time to set up a centralised child support agency in Malaysia — Chong Eng

    3 weeks ago

    Time to set up a centralised child support agency in Malaysia — Chong Eng

    SEPTEMBER 1 — A recent article about a single Muslim mother's plight in getting court ordered maintenance from her former husband has highlighted the issue of “deadbeat...

  • Ignorance of the law is no excuse — Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse — Hafiz Hassan

    AUG 31 — I refer to your report “PAS spiritual leader likens minister who broke self-isolation to Quranic ‘hero’, blames Health, Foreign Ministries for negligence”....

  • Why Merdeka must take us over every divide — Rais Hussin

    3 weeks ago

    Why Merdeka must take us over every divide — Rais Hussin

    AUGUST 31 — Nothing opens up the gapes of various chasms like a pandemic. Be it the Black Death in Europe or Ebola in parts of Africa, even AIDS that have become an epidemic in...

  • Do we need vernacular schools? An alternative perspective — Sukeshini Nair

    3 weeks ago

    Do we need vernacular schools? An alternative perspective — Sukeshini Nair

    AUGUST 31 — In a recent article in the Malay Mail, Nur Farrah Nadia Najib identified vernacular schools as stumbling blocks to the forging of a national integration. She goes on...

  • 'Cita-cita saya' 18 years later — Bernard M

    3 weeks ago

    'Cita-cita saya' 18 years later — Bernard M

    AUGUST 31 — “Okay, class, stand up and tell me your ambition, one by one.” It was at that moment where all our seven-year-old selves would start rehearsing the answers in...

  • Joyous ushering of Merdeka Day at Dataran Merdeka by ordinary Malaysians — Abdul Aziz Abdullah

    3 weeks ago

    Joyous ushering of Merdeka Day at Dataran Merdeka by ordinary Malaysians — Abdul Aziz Abdullah

    AUGUST 31 — In the late evening of August 30, 2020, I decided to make a visit to Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur fully aware that no special events have been arranged by the...

  • Unity in diversity — K.V. Soon

    3 weeks ago

    Unity in diversity — K.V. Soon

    AUG 30 — I refer to the letter to you dated 29 August 2020. ”Do we need Vernacular Schools in Malaysia” by Dr Nur Farrah Nadia Najib. I sympathise with Dr Nur Farrah that it...

  • Fostering the true spirit of Merdeka in resolving differences — Denison Jayasooria

    3 weeks ago

    Fostering the true spirit of Merdeka in resolving differences — Denison Jayasooria

    AUG 30 — I reviewed the various media write ups on what Pasir Puteh  Member of Parliament YB Datuk Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh said in parliament and outside on the matters...

  • There is no ‘new normal’: We were not normal to begin with — Dr Amar-Singh HSS and Dr Lim Swee Im

    3 weeks ago

    There is no ‘new normal’: We were not normal to begin with — Dr Amar-Singh HSS and Dr Lim Swee Im

    AUGUST 30 — We first wrote this article three months ago but decided not to send it until now. This is a significant period – we celebrate our Merdeka on 31 August, followed...

  • Commemorating International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances — Suhakam

    3 weeks ago

    Commemorating International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances — Suhakam

    AUGUST 30 — In commemorating the spirit of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) calls for Malaysia’s...

  • International Day of Enforced Disappearances and incidences of enforced dissapearances in Malaysia — Kasthuri Patto

    3 weeks ago

    International Day of Enforced Disappearances and incidences of enforced dissapearances in Malaysia — Kasthuri Patto

    AUGUST 29 — The Malaysian Government must acknowledge and admit incidences of enforced disappearances of Malaysians in our own backyard and be accountable to provide answers to...

  • Do we need vernacular schools in Malaysia? ― Nur Farrah Nadia Najib

    3 weeks ago

    Do we need vernacular schools in Malaysia? ― Nur Farrah Nadia Najib

    AUGUST 29 ― One Sunday afternoon, an elderly lady came into clinic with her teenage grandson. After greeting them, I invited them to take their respective seats, the teenage boy...

  • An open letter to Khairuddin Razali ― Dharm Navaratnam

    3 weeks ago

    An open letter to Khairuddin Razali ― Dharm Navaratnam

    AUGUST 29 ― Dear Khairuddin, It is somewhat disheartening to read reports in the media where you say you have done nothing wrong in regard to breaching the quarantine SOPs. You...

  • 2020 Merdeka theme: Malaysia Care — Saleh Mohammed

    3 weeks ago

    2020 Merdeka theme: Malaysia Care — Saleh Mohammed

    AUGUST 29 — During last Friday’s sermon, the imam reminded us that Independence is a gift bestowed by God. We enjoyed peace and harmony living in a society of many religion,...

  • A green recovery of the global economy — Kim Jensen

    3 weeks ago

    A green recovery of the global economy — Kim Jensen

    AUGUST 28 — Over the last few years, the climate crisis has risen to the top of the government and corporate agenda, with the call for urgent climate action heard loud and clear...

  • Malaysian youth unemployment and policies — Daniel Filippi

    3 weeks ago

    Malaysian youth unemployment and policies — Daniel Filippi

    AUGUST 27 — A youthful Malaysia is a dynamic Malaysia, the youth of any country characterises the potential for development – this idea in particular, resonates...

  • Disclosure on direct negotiations underlines the urgent need for Government Procurement Act — IDEAS

    3 weeks ago

    Disclosure on direct negotiations underlines the urgent need for Government Procurement Act — IDEAS

    AUGUST 27 — IDEAS applauds the MoF’s move to answer calls to disclose details of RM6.61 billion direct negotiation contracts, and the clarification made by former Pakatan...

  • Sabah votes 2020: Tough battle ahead — Jason Loh

    3 weeks ago

    Sabah votes 2020: Tough battle ahead — Jason Loh

    AUGUST 27 — This coming September 26 will see Sabah-based parties together with their peninsular counterparts slug it out for control of the state government and, by extension,...

  • Concerns over IPCC Bill 2020 — Suhakam

    3 weeks ago

    Concerns over IPCC Bill 2020 — Suhakam

    AUGUST 27 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wishes to express its concerns with the recently tabled Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) Bill 2020 as...

  • Rate of infection as a basis of introducing an on-and-off MCO — Jamari Mohtar

    4 weeks ago

    Rate of infection as a basis of introducing an on-and-off MCO — Jamari Mohtar

    AUGUST 26 — The countdown to August 31 is fast approaching when the government has to decide whether to continue with another phase of the movement control order (MCO) after the...

  • Bigger battles than cultural appropriation — Keertana Sethulingam and Anusha Arumugamk

    4 weeks ago

    Bigger battles than cultural appropriation — Keertana Sethulingam and Anusha Arumugamk

    AUGUST 26 — On the 18th of August on Instagram, a picture was posted by Malaysian actress Mira Filzah of her donning the Indian Lehenga, jewellery and mehendi. She was...

  • Urgent need for audit on projects awarded via direct negotiations, and public procurement law — C4 Centre

    4 weeks ago

    Urgent need for audit on projects awarded via direct negotiations, and public procurement law — C4 Centre

    AUGUST 26 — The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Centre) refers to the revelation made by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz in Parliament that the Pakatan Harapan...

  • Let the two-state solution be the gold standard — Rais Hussin

    4 weeks ago

    Let the two-state solution be the gold standard — Rais Hussin

    AUGUST 26 — When the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recognised Israel as a full state, the most basic condition attached to the process was that Israel cease and desist from any...

  • Dark web: A web of crimes — Akhbar Satar

    4 weeks ago

    Dark web: A web of crimes — Akhbar Satar

    AUGUST 25 — No country or organisation is immune to cyber-attacks. Recent threats levelled at the Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM), US air forces as well the as Nigeria navy on...