What You Think

  • Absurd to allow KWAN funds for wetlands preservation but not to buy Covid-19 vaccines — Edmund Loh

    2 weeks ago

    Absurd to allow KWAN funds for wetlands preservation but not to buy Covid-19 vaccines — Edmund Loh

    APRIL 26 — Recently, many have expressed concerns over the government’s decision to tap into the National Trust Fund (KWAN) for purchasing Covid-19 vaccines and related...

  • What is tax investigation and what you need to know — Harjit Singh Sidhu

    3 weeks ago

    What is tax investigation and what you need to know — Harjit Singh Sidhu

    APRIL 23 — Tax investigation is a more detailed form of examination of books, documents relating to the taxpayers which includes visiting of taxpayer’s business premises or...

  • 4IR enabled farmers: Solving national food security — Rais Hussin and Margarita Peredaryenko

    3 weeks ago

    4IR enabled farmers: Solving national food security — Rais Hussin and Margarita Peredaryenko

    APRIL 22 — Empowering Malaysia small landholders to directly benefit from their land’s produce done right and at the national scale could be not only the way to ascertain...

  • The government must provide immediate information on Covid-19 cases in schools — William Leong Jee Keen

    3 weeks ago

    The government must provide immediate information on Covid-19 cases in schools — William Leong Jee Keen

    APRIL 22 — According to newspaper reports, many students and teachers have been infected with the Covid-19 virus since schools reopened in March and April 2021. The newspapers...

  • We ask the Law Minister: Access to justice seeking popularity? — Hakam

    3 weeks ago

    We ask the Law Minister: Access to justice seeking popularity? — Hakam

    APRIL 21 — The de facto Law Minister chided the Bar Council and other law practitioners for not agreeing with the proclamation of Emergency. By challenging the Emergency, he...

  • Let Krishna be the last, make stalking a crime — Women’s Aid Organisation

    3 weeks ago

    Let Krishna be the last, make stalking a crime — Women’s Aid Organisation

    APRIL 21 — When I first read the news on Krishna, a 31-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by her alleged 23-year-old boyfriend at her home in Ipoh, it struck a chord deep...

  • A new norm for a healthier planet — Jemilah Mahmood, Sophia Lim

    3 weeks ago

    A new norm for a healthier planet — Jemilah Mahmood, Sophia Lim

    APRIL 21 — As the world, its people and its economies slowly return to normal, post the grinding halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we must realise that we are not in the clear...

  • Take away his schooling and you have forever scarred a child’s future ― Musa Mohd Nordin and Zulkifli Ismail

    3 weeks ago

    Take away his schooling and you have forever scarred a child’s future ― Musa Mohd Nordin and Zulkifli Ismail

    APRIL 21 ― A parent confides in me, “Doctor, my child is behaving terribly weird and temperamental since the MCO. I think he misses his friends” Another adds, “My teenager...

  • High-value not high-tech will refresh investment — Geoffrey Williams

    3 weeks ago

    High-value not high-tech will refresh investment — Geoffrey Williams

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The announcement that the Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will table a Cabinet paper on Malaysia's new...

  • Saving Convent Bukit Nanas is only the tip of the iceberg — Dharm Navaratnam

    3 weeks ago

    Saving Convent Bukit Nanas is only the tip of the iceberg — Dharm Navaratnam

    APRIL 20 — The last few days has seen a large public outcry related to the issue of Convent Bukit Nanas not having their land lease renewed. Rightly so. This school is more than...

  • Make Convent Bukit Nanas a heritage school and national treasure — former students

    3 weeks ago

    Make Convent Bukit Nanas a heritage school and national treasure — former students

    APRIL 20 — We, the undersigned and a collective of friends whose friendship began in Convent Bukit Nanas Primary and Secondary schools strongly object to the intended...

  • Government should make stalking a crime — Women’s Aid Organisation

    3 weeks ago

    Government should make stalking a crime — Women’s Aid Organisation

    APRIL 20 — Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) urges the government to uphold their commitment to making stalking a crime. We call on Minister for Women, Family and Community...

  • Nonagenarian thanks govt for looking after welfare of senior citizens amid Covid-19 pandemic ― M. Sivaraman Kandiah

    3 weeks ago

    Nonagenarian thanks govt for looking after welfare of senior citizens amid Covid-19 pandemic ― M. Sivaraman Kandiah

    APRIL 20 ― My 90-year-old father has from one day had his reservations about getting the Covid-19 vaccine after hearing all kinds of stories from his friends. He was determined...

  • Voters look for more than just party membership ― Mustazar Mohd Rafik

    3 weeks ago

    Voters look for more than just party membership ― Mustazar Mohd Rafik

    APRIL 20 ― I refer to your article titled “So, what are the chances Azmin, Zuraida and Saifuddin will get elected in GE15?” dated April 19, 2021. In my opinion, that article...

  • Macro outlook on Malaysia’s food security insecurities — Rais Hussin, Margarita Peredaryenko

    3 weeks ago

    Macro outlook on Malaysia’s food security insecurities — Rais Hussin, Margarita Peredaryenko

    APRIL 19 — Global Food Security Index (GFSI) is a comprehensive, rigorous,well-structured framework and rich data source for visualisation, analysis, and understanding food...

  • Please allow us to stay in Malaysia a little longer — Ronald Mooney

    3 weeks ago

    Please allow us to stay in Malaysia a little longer — Ronald Mooney

    APRIL 19 — As a young airman in the British Royal Air Force in 1965, I was working as an air dispatcher (winchman for Westland Helicopters in Malaysia and Borneo. This was...

  • Efforts to expand jurisdiction of religious courts threaten rights and lives of LGBTQ people in Malaysia — International AIDS Society

    3 weeks ago

    Efforts to expand jurisdiction of religious courts threaten rights and lives of LGBTQ people in Malaysia — International AIDS Society

    APRIL 19  —  Malaysia is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement by a cabinet minister of the government’s plans...

  • Save our alma mater, CBN — Marina Yong

    3 weeks ago

    Save our alma mater, CBN — Marina Yong

    APRIL 19 — The old girls of SMK Convent Bukit Nanas (CBN) are greatly alarmed at the news that the land lease for their alma mater, which is expiring in September 2021, has not...

  • To fight another day — Liew Chin Tong (Excerpt from the book ‘Lim Kit Siang: Patriot. Leader. Fighter.’)

    4 weeks ago

    To fight another day — Liew Chin Tong (Excerpt from the book ‘Lim Kit Siang: Patriot. Leader. Fighter.’)

    APRIL 16 — Harapan top leaders’ weekly tour of the nation was scheduled to end in Pasir Gudang on the evening of 6 April (2018). At a small session with the Johor leadership,...

  • Police commission is higher authority than IGP only in matters spelt out by Constitution — Hafiz Hassan

    1 month ago

    Police commission is higher authority than IGP only in matters spelt out by Constitution — Hafiz Hassan

    APRIL 14 —The Police Force Commission (PFC) is established by the Federal Constitution. Article 140(1) provides that the PFC’s jurisdiction “shall extend to all persons who...

  • Vital information the emergency department doctor wants to know during the pandemic — Mohd Idzwan Zakaria

    1 month ago

    Vital information the emergency department doctor wants to know during the pandemic — Mohd Idzwan Zakaria

    APRIL 14 — Currently, the number of Covid-19 patients in Malaysia still remains in the four-digit figure.  But the possibility of a fourth wave is nearing reality...

  • Right and wrong in online higher education — Mohan Raj Gurubatham and Geoffrey Williams

    1 month ago

    Right and wrong in online higher education — Mohan Raj Gurubatham and Geoffrey Williams

    APRIL 9 — As we enter the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, many universities and, more particularly, the owners of private institutions, have finally decided to change...

  • If the repatriation of the Rohingya is the end goal, it cannot be done in a hurry — Mae Chew

    1 month ago

    If the repatriation of the Rohingya is the end goal, it cannot be done in a hurry — Mae Chew

    APRIL 9 — It is usually very difficult for a population to approach the issue of forced migration in the kind of objective way that can help cultivate practical solutions....

  • Cabotage policy: Let’s get clever — Rais Hussin

    1 month ago

    Cabotage policy: Let’s get clever — Rais Hussin

    APRIL 7 — There are two strong opposing views on the issue of the cabotage policy impacting the undersea internet cable industry, and both seem to have a strong argument with...

  • Malaysians aimed high got shot low — William Leong Jee Keen

    1 month ago

    Malaysians aimed high got shot low — William Leong Jee Keen

    APRIL 7 — The World Bank’s recent report: “Aiming High: Navigating the next stage of Malaysia’s development” is a timely reminder that Malaysians have only two choices...

  • Don’t emotionally oppose the ECRL for the sake of populism devoid of scientific facts — Jacob Lee Yee Yuan

    1 month ago

    Don’t emotionally oppose the ECRL for the sake of populism devoid of scientific facts — Jacob Lee Yee Yuan

    APRIL 7 — Chronology of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL): During the administration of Pakatan Harapan (PH), the government had reviewed and shelved various mega projects...

  • Eating our way to non-communicable diseases — Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah

    1 month ago

    Eating our way to non-communicable diseases — Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah

    APRIL 7 — According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people, accounting for 71 per cent of deaths annually.  In...

  • Online classes - to continue or not? — Geoffrey Williams and Khairir Khalil

    1 month ago

    Online classes - to continue or not? — Geoffrey Williams and Khairir Khalil

    APRIL 6 — More than a year after the Movement Control Order (MCO) was declared, people are getting used to working from home.  For lecturers and students, this simply means...

  • Identity politics and corruption: Twin evils — Margarita Peredaryenko

    1 month ago

    Identity politics and corruption: Twin evils — Margarita Peredaryenko

    APRIL 5 — Theory, empirical evidence, and logic suggest an intimate relationship between identity politics and corruption. Identity politics and corruption are twin evils...

  • It is time for Malaysia to aim high — Richard Record and Joshua Foong

    1 month ago

    It is time for Malaysia to aim high — Richard Record and Joshua Foong

    APRIL 5 — The past few weeks have shown what Malaysia can do when it aims high. The maiden win of  national shuttler Lee Zhi Jia who emerged victorious in the All England...

  • Needs-based policies regardless of race, not driven by identity politics — Sofea Azahar

    1 month ago

    Needs-based policies regardless of race, not driven by identity politics — Sofea Azahar

    APRIL 5 — While efforts are taking place to mitigate the heavy impact of the health crisis caused by the unprecedented pandemic through the national immunisation programme and...

  • Do we need a new model to teach entrepreneurs? — Raymond Madden and Geoffrey Williams

    1 month ago

    Do we need a new model to teach entrepreneurs? — Raymond Madden and Geoffrey Williams

    APRIL 2 — It might seem rather brave to propose to set up a new university in this very challenging environment for higher education in Malaysia but the proposal from Datuk Seri...

  • Seeds of discord are going to splinter Umno — Jamari Mohtar

    1 month ago

    Seeds of discord are going to splinter Umno — Jamari Mohtar

    APRIL 2 — Umno looked strong and macho during its recent annual general assembly but beneath the surface a lot of discords were going on and these burst to the surface so soon...