Opinion

  • The day Malaysia grew up

    Terence Fernandez / 1 week ago

    The day Malaysia grew up

    MAY 12 — Much has been written and talked about since the events of May 9. The euphoria of the majority over the election results is, of course, largely attributed to the loss...

  • Has this been a good season for Man United?

    Andy West / 1 week ago

    Has this been a good season for Man United?

    MAY 12 — It’s been a strange season in the English Premier League, which comes to an end this weekend with pretty much nothing at stake. Manchester City wrapped up the title...

  • The future of Umno

    Kapil Sethi / 1 week ago

    The future of Umno

    MAY 12 — United Malaysians National Organisation. Without this, all else is meaningless. When all the traditional political promises of clean governance and an inclusive,...

  • Dos and don’ts for the new Pakatan government

    Boo Su-Lyn / 1 week ago

    Dos and don’ts for the new Pakatan government

    MAY 11 — Now that the people have elected Pakatan Harapan (PH) as their first-ever alternate government to Barisan Nasional (BN), PH must show that they truly represent change....

  • GE14: Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice... and then reflect

    Farouk A. Peru / 1 week ago

    GE14: Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice... and then reflect

    MAY 11 — For all of my 42 years, the Malaysian government and Barisan Nasional (BN) were synonymous.  I grew up in a family full of government supporters who would never...

  • Malaysia’s new leaders need to be as bold as voters — Bloomberg Editorial

    Bloomberg / 1 week ago

    Malaysia’s new leaders need to be as bold as voters — Bloomberg Editorial

    MAY 11 — Quite unexpectedly, Malaysians just voted out their ruling party for the first time since independence in 1957. They voted for change, and that’s what their new...

  • #GE14: Blue redemption

    Shafiqah Othman Hamzah / 1 week ago

    #GE14: Blue redemption

    MAY 10 — As I am writing this, dawn is rising. I can see from where I am sitting the dark blue starless sky turn into a lighter shade of blue as the sun makes its way past the...

  • The real hard work begins now

    Kapil Sethi / 1 week ago

    The real hard work begins now

    MAY 10 — Reformasi. The true meaning of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) battle cry will come to the fore as the perennial brides-in-waiting get their first shot at...

  • The rebirth of Malaysia

    Praba Ganesan / 1 week ago

    The rebirth of Malaysia

    MAY 10 — Malaysia has a new government. After 14 general elections, the Cold War, six prime ministers and cycles of protests, finally, as Sam Cooke puts it, a change is gonna...

  • Malaysia's political earthquake is rich with irony — Daniel Moss

    Bloomberg / 1 week ago

    Malaysia's political earthquake is rich with irony — Daniel Moss

    MAY 10 — After six decades of uninterrupted rule by one political bloc, Malaysia's democracy showed it can work — ousting that bloc and the nation's incumbent leader in a...

  • Malaysians, remember to be kind

    Erna Mahyuni / 1 week ago

    Malaysians, remember to be kind

    MAY 9 ― It's been a rough week with tensions so high it feels as though we're all holding our collective breaths. The problem with such a short campaigning period is there seems...

  • Malaysia grows sceptical of Chinese investment — Adam Minter

    Bloomberg / 2 weeks ago

    Malaysia grows sceptical of Chinese investment — Adam Minter

    MAY 8 — Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be on the ballot when Malaysians vote for a new government tomorrow. But he is on election billboards. Although it's probably not a...

  • On the GE14 road: Island fever and Shah Alam

    Praba Ganesan / 2 weeks ago

    On the GE14 road: Island fever and Shah Alam

    On the GE14 road: Island fever and Shah Alam MAY 8 — It begins like a fairy tale opening; everyone knew Langkawi, but that never helped the island at the northern entrance of...

  • Andakah anda seorang yang ‘gentleman’?

    Bartholomew Chan / 2 weeks ago

    Andakah anda seorang yang ‘gentleman’?

    7 MEI — Istilah gentleman merujuk kepada sikap beradab tertib dan berbudi bahasa.  Seperti yang mana kita sedia maklum, sikap hormat-menghormati dan berbudi...

  • Once upon a time in Athens: The story of democracy’s birth

    Alwyn Lau / 2 weeks ago

    Once upon a time in Athens: The story of democracy’s birth

    MAY 7 — As May 9 draws nearer, every Malaysian has his/her WhatsApp feeds filled with news, statistics, ”news”, electoral procedures, funny vids, sad...

  • Shades of grey colour final lap

    Terence Fernandez / 2 weeks ago

    Shades of grey colour final lap

    MAY 7 — One has a tendency to read a lot into things during pivotal moments, such as the looming May 9 polling day. The ceramahs and the crowds — or in some cases the lack of...

  • Watching GE14 closely from across the causeway

    Surekha A. Yadav / 2 weeks ago

    Watching GE14 closely from across the causeway

    MAY 6 — Singaporeans don’t get to vote in Malaysian elections. This seems an obvious point. 1965, the great separation and all but well it isn’t so simple. The reality is...

  • To ‘Infinity’ and beyond

    Aidil Rusli / 2 weeks ago

    To ‘Infinity’ and beyond

    MAY 5 — Some films you can write about as soon as they open. Some you can even write about days in advance of their release. But there are also films so entrenched in our...

  • In defence of defence

    Andy West / 2 weeks ago

    In defence of defence

    MAY 5 — There are two ways of looking at this week’s Champions League semi-finals. First, on Tuesday, the second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich ended with the...