COMMENT | It’s so easy to take press freedom for granted, isn't it?
If the government does not take action against top civil servants or politicians just because they have retired or crossed over to the ruling party, nothing will ever change.
COMMENT | Youths are often referred to as our “future leaders” and are seen as a ray of hope in times of conflicting views and ideologies, especially in politics.
COMMENT | Having the read the shocking revelations contained in the affidavit of Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, a royal commission of Inquiry must be formed to investigate these unpre...
COMMENT | If degrees do not matter much, then perhaps we should judge people solely on their ampu-bodek (currying favour) qualities.
"We are mobile, we are not fixed" - Dr Mahathir Mohamad when asked about party hopping COMMENT | It’s rare that a newly elected leader (only for an interim period), elected by the rakyat because of ...
COMMENT | This article responds to comments made in the following social media posts concerning the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and the Undersea Tunnel Project: A. PIL1 cost The Penang state government ...
COMMENT | If geography is destiny, all small countries connected to bigger hinterlands must know how to conduct their diplomacy with bigger neighbours with poise, tactfulness and sheer gentleness.
COMMENT | Pakatan Harapan leaders are keen on being seen as pragmatic and business friendly.
COMMENT | The constituency of Semenyih is reminiscent of Malaysia (or Malaya) in the 1950s.
COMMENT | The subject of the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) first caught the public’s attention when it was mentioned in the Finance Minister’s Budget 2019 Speech on Nov 2, 2018.
COMMENT | When Pakatan Harapan unexpectedly secured power last May, Umno’s fall was attributed to widespread corruption.
COMMENT | It may be useful for us to be reminded of how we spiralled downwards from being an Asian tiger to become a nation on the verge of economic disaster, one beset by racial and religious tension...
COMMENT | If Malaysian politics was as toxic and vicious in the past as now, my LLB (Hons) degree would have been raised as an issue – in the way that Pakatan Harapan leaders, whether minister or de...
COMMENT | The Malaysian police force has long suffered from a credibility gap.
COMMENT | Long before the British set foot in Malaya, the nature of politics in the country was rather feudalistic, with sultans sitting atop the political hierarchy.
COMMENT | Long before the colonial British set foot in Malaya, the nature of politics on the Malay Peninsula was rather feudalistic, with sultans sitting atop the political hierarchy.
COMMENT | It is timely that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has decided to set up a body similar to the National Economic Action Council in anticipation of the looming local and global recession.
COMMENT | I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Chinese friends Gong Xi Fa Cai and hope that they will have a healthy and prosperous year ahead.
COMMENT | The words “pluralism” and “liberal” are pejorative terms in some sectors of Islamic discourse.
COMMENT | Amanat Hadi in 1981 had forbidden Muslims from cooperating with non-Muslims. They have branded Umno as infidels for working with MCA, MIC and others under the BN.
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say.” - Shakespeare: Macbeth, Act 5, Scene1. COMMENT | As the stream of corruption and financial abuse of power cases brought against leaders of the previous government a...
COMMENT | Our ringgit has been falling and not just against the US dollar.
COMMENT | “I gotta pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again,” sang reggae militant Peter Tosh in 1978, nine years before he was murdered in a hail of bullets.
COMMENT | Life is unequivocally difficult, painful and unfair to us in many ways.
COMMENT | One of the most enduring arguments to perpetuate female circumcision in Malaysia is that the way girls are circumcised in Malaysia is a far cry from the savage mutilation that is experienced...
COMMENT | In my office are three pigs.
COMMENT | Last week, Malaysia’s ex-diplomat, Redzuan Kushairi, brought up a serious question about the current state of our foreign policy.
COMMENT | With 68 percent of the Malay constituencies in Semenyih, the by-election on March 2 will be spun by Umno and PAS as the key to their strategic return to power by 2023 or earlier; as and when...
COMMENT | Most prisoners are uneducated, riddled with unresolved trauma and ill-treated mental health problems, drug addictions and self-esteem issues far too often bordering on the pathological.
COMMENT | Malaysia does not recognise Israel, has no diplomatic relation with it, does not allow Malaysians to visit Israel and does not allow Israelis to visit Malaysia.
COMMENT | Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the largest cause of death globally.
COMMENT | There he is; a little boy walking barefoot with a bucket of fish in one hand and holding a younger girl in another.
COMMENT | As polling stations open their doors to the voters early this morning, the mood among the small trickling crowd looks tired but hopeful.
COMMENT | The International Women’s Alliance for Family Institution and Quality Education (Wafiq) wishes to clarify several facts concerning female circumcision (FC), which was recently discussed i...
COMMENT | My article, ‘Patronage is king in new Malaysia?’, has elicited much response from those associated with the Pakatan Harapan government.
COMMENT | The Cameron Highlands by-election has exposed the hypocrisy of both the BN and Pakatan Harapan coalitions toward our indigenous peoples.
COMMENT | Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is said to have raised concerns about anti-Semitism in his meeting in Vienna with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
COMMENT | With the Cameron Highlands by-election now entering the countdown stage, the Pakatan Harapan government, especially the DAP leadership, is resorting to political trickeries in an attempt to ...
COMMENT | I’m glad that Chubby Checker is still around today.
COMMENT | The works of professor Edmund Terence Gomez (on the political economy of Malaysia) are commendable.
COMMENT | The PSM is disappointed though not too surprised by our prime minister’s statements as reported in The Star.
COMMENT | As Malaysians we should welcome the apology from Goldman Sachs over the 1MDB debacle.
COMMENT | The United Nations (UN) secretary-general, António Guterres, did not mince words when he proclaimed in March last year that climate change is “the most systemic threat to humankind”.
COMMENT | I was midway into my evening shift in the red zone when a case was brought in.
COMMENT | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad heads the special taskforce to solve issues pertaining to marginalised communities, especially the Indians.
COMMENT | DAP has pushed for freedom of speech and the press as core values of a free and democratic society.
COMMENT | Eight months after the historic results of the 14th general election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.
COMMENT | The Cameron Highlands by-election has exposed the hypocrisy and double standards of Pakatan Harapan, in which its lawmakers have issued contradictory statements with attempts to cover up the...
COMMENT | P Gunasegaram is one of the most esteemed journalists in Malaysia.
COMMENT | Since nomination day for the Cameron Highlands by-election, an image showing a number of Orang Asli receiving money from Pakatan Harapan has gone viral, with many claiming this is evidence o...
COMMENT | I am grateful to be read by so esteemed and prolific a writer as S Thayaparan.
COMMENT | During the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department yesterday (Jan 14), Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad emphasised the importance of equal wealth distribution among all races...
COMMENT | I had the privilege of serving my term as the representative of Malaysia to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) from 2016 to 2018 under two foreign ministers, nam...
COMMENT | MIC, the largest Indian-based political party founded in 1946, has lost its lustre and moral compass.
COMMENT | "The first casualty when war comes is truth," goes the phrase coined by US senator Hiram Johnson in 1917.
COMMENT | When Dr Mahathir Mohamad led the opposition to a stunning election victory, he had an effective rallying cry that reflected why Umno’s form of governance was problematic: “Cash is king....
COMMENT | Close to one-third of Malaysia's economy is driven by exports, a legacy of learning from Japan.
COMMENT | In October 2018, Malaysia released 11 Uyghur refugees to Turkey, after dropping immigration-related charges.
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COMMENT | Not only has Pakatan
Harapan disappointed voters with their consistent reneging of the
GE14 Manifesto promises, they are now openly defiant of their black
and white undertakings in their ma...
COMMENT | My first article in 2017 was on deaths in custody.
COMMENT | Three years ago when the 1MDB and the “donation” into Najib Abdul Razak’s personal account scandals took their toll on Umno’s standing, one of the country's more radical Malay blogg...
COMMENT | There seems to have been an increase in the number of opinion pieces and articles prognosticating a gloomy future for the Malaysian economy in 2019.
COMMENT | An old October 2018 article citing Nikkei Asian Review reports has been viralled online by irresponsible elements to give the misleading perception that the economy is currently recordin...
COMMENT | The National Early Childhood Intervention Council (Necic) welcomes comments by Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching on the Education Ministry’s “Zero Reject Policy” and initiatives...
COMMENT | ‘Honesty is the best policy’, and should be the backbone of every government that wants to deliver good governance.
COMMENT | Do we really need to be declared an Islamic state in order to live like good Muslims?
COMMENT | Among the most important objectives of Pakatan Harapan when it was struggling to overthrow the kleptocratic government of Najib Abdul Razak was the restoration of the rule of law.
COMMENT | Pakatan Harapan secretary-general Saifuddin Abdullah said yesterday that the coalition had only decided on Anwar Ibrahim as the successor to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, but that the timing of the ...
COMMENT | The year 2018 is the end of a long drift in Malaysian politics since 1998.
COMMENT | To Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, We would like to congratulate you on your second term as prime minister of Malaysia.
COMMENT | We will be starting the New Year with our hopes for a New Malaysia dashed by the announcement of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mahathir that the bumiputera agenda (expiry date 1990) will conti...
COMMENT | As 2018 draws to a close, I thought it would be a useful exercise to list down ten reminders for myself based on my five months as the deputy international trade and industry minister.
COMMENT | It is regrettable that that draconian legislations such as Security Offences (Special Measures) Actk (Sosma), Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment) (Poca), Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) ...
COMMENT | We are perturbed by the Human Resources Ministry's proposal for employers to deduct 20 percent of their foreign workers' basic salaries as a means to bond workers to their employers.
COMMENT | “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” Indeed, Sun-Tzu’s turn of phrase is apropos of the moment, as the source of this chaos is from the West.
COMMENT | A train will eventually carry less and less cargo when the single track on which it operates begins to sag.
COMMENT | Upon the announcement of the new PKR central leadership council (MPP) line-up , deputy president Azmin Ali voiced out that the appointments were not made in the party’s best interests as...
COMMENT | At 93, Dr Mahathir Mohamad is healthy, debonair, filled with youthful vigour, and works even harder than most of us less than half his age.