Opinion

  • Taman Tun is not asking for much

    Boo Su-Lyn / 2 weeks ago

    Taman Tun is not asking for much

    NOVEMBER 30 ― Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), the lovely suburb I grew up in, are not demanding the impossible by asking for a park in the neighbourhood to be protected...

  • Don’t give in to the hate news

    Praba Ganesan / 2 weeks ago

    Don’t give in to the hate news

    NOVEMBER 29 — A firefighter fights for his life. A temple compound turns into a battlefield. Police keep watch; they arrest troublemakers and separate foes. And then,...

  • Chill out, Malaysians, we're just growing up

    Erna Mahyuni / 2 weeks ago

    Chill out, Malaysians, we're just growing up

    NOVEMBER 29 — Ah, the usual hand-wringing and "Is this the new Malaysia?" discourse. Malaysians really need to take a collective deep breath and have a glass of teh tarik. The...

  • John Chau: Reckless intruder or bold martyr?

    Alwyn Lau / 3 weeks ago

    John Chau: Reckless intruder or bold martyr?

    NOVEMBER 26 ― The death of American missionary John Allen Chau, who was killed by the tribal people of the Sentinel Islands while attempting to share with them the Christian...

  • Usahlah tuding jari, fokus kepada misi bangunkan negara bersama

    Bartholomew Chan / 3 weeks ago

    Usahlah tuding jari, fokus kepada misi bangunkan negara bersama

    26 NOVEMBER ― Enam bulan sudah berlalu sejak kerajaan Persekutuan yang baharu menerajui pemerintahan negara ini. Sepanjang tempoh singkat ini, harapan dan jangkaan diletakkan...

  • Dissociating Malays from the ‘amok’ mentality

    Zurairi AR / 3 weeks ago

    Dissociating Malays from the ‘amok’ mentality

    NOVEMBER 25 — WHAT was going through the mind of “Edi Rejang” when he decided to take it upon himself to harass a woman, just for doing her job? What possessed him to...

  • And the next prime minister of Singapore is...

    Surekha A. Yadav / 3 weeks ago

    And the next prime minister of Singapore is...

    NOVEMBER 25 — THE usually opaque crystal ball that predicts Singapore’s future cleared up for a moment last week and gave us (for an instant) a fairly clear picture of the...

  • How not to pull an Edi Rejang

    Boo Su-Lyn / 3 weeks ago

    How not to pull an Edi Rejang

    NOVEMBER 24 ― Edi Rejang, a man who posted on Facebook a video of himself berating a young Chinese woman for giving out beer samples at the alcohol section of a supermarket,...

  • 'Polis Evo 2' changes the game again

    Aidil Rusli / 3 weeks ago

    'Polis Evo 2' changes the game again

    NOVEMBER 24 ― Who would have thought, back in 2015, that a mainstream Malay movie starring Shaheizy Sam and comedian Zizan Razak, with the unpromising title Polis Evo...

  • Burning the race candle from both ends

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    Burning the race candle from both ends

    NOVEMBER 22 — Currently, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a rock star to many. But signs are present, indicating the shine is wearing off. Six months after the general election. And...

  • Malaysia's constant pandering to 'development'

    Erna Mahyuni / 4 weeks ago

    Malaysia's constant pandering to 'development'

    NOVEMBER 21 ― Navigating New York's subway system was for me an interesting adventure. I've always loved trains; the hum and rattle, the sway of carriages are to me comforting...

  • Real leaders say 'Let's go!'

    Kamal Amzan / 4 weeks ago

    Real leaders say 'Let's go!'

    NOVEMBER 20 ― I recently attended an Outward Bound programme in Lumut. It was meant to take you away from modern distractions, comfort, so you can focus on their strengths....

  • ‘A promise is a promise’? Pakatan and PTPTN

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    ‘A promise is a promise’? Pakatan and PTPTN

    NOVEMBER 19 — Imagine if someone goes into a restaurant, eats a large meal, walks out without paying, then gets self-righteously upset when the restaurant owner says, “Sorry,...

  • Making Singaporeans better Samaritans

    Surekha A. Yadav / 1 month ago

    Making Singaporeans better Samaritans

    NOVEMBER 18 — The other day some friends and I were driving home after 2am and frankly, I couldn’t wait to be in bed. However as we stopped at a traffic light in Bishan, we...

  • Singapore and food diplomacy

    Zurairi AR / 1 month ago

    Singapore and food diplomacy

    NOVEMBER 18 — It was nearly past midnight. The media corps covering Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s official visit to Singapore was knackered, and we had just been...

  • Three films now playing in Malaysian cinemas

    Aidil Rusli / 1 month ago

    Three films now playing in Malaysian cinemas

    NOVEMBER 17 ― As we eagerly await the arrival of Polis Evo 2 into Malaysian cinemas next week ― hopefully another strong addition to this year’s unexpected local film...

  • That equality conversation

    Praba Ganesan / 1 month ago

    That equality conversation

    NOVEMBER 15 — Should we pursue equality for all Malaysians? More than a few of my countrymen felt it’s a lousy idea. Actually, 119,039 folks to be exact, as of yesterday...

  • The poor deserve dignity, Pakatan

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 month ago

    The poor deserve dignity, Pakatan

    NOVEMBER 14 — Some mornings I wake up and wonder how I voted Tory without meaning to. That’s the general feeling I get whenever I hear our latest crop of politicians talk...

  • Time to rethink the film-rating criteria?

    Alwyn Lau / 1 month ago

    Time to rethink the film-rating criteria?

    NOVEMBER 12 — What does Annabelle: Creation and The Nun have in common, other than the fact that they’re both part of the Conjuring universe (see Note...