Voting for more voters

With the Bill to lower the voting age to 18, hopefully other electoral reforms like electing senators, restoring local elections and making the Election...

Please leave your wallet at home

We still play catch-up to the likes of China, but more Malaysians are starting to forgo cash for e-wallets.  IMAGINE going more than a year...

A world of difference between health and healthcare

There may be only four letters distinguishing these two words, but there is a huge difference in how we design and implement our health...

The history of Malay political unity

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest call for Malays to unite under a single political party (his) has raised some eyebrows. At the heart...

The Man, The Legend, The Road Name

SOMEONE rightly opined the late Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Dr Khoo Kay Kim was a man without race. He was, in fact, the embodiment...

Talking trash in Shanghai

THE minds of the Shanghainese are filled with “trash” as the city starts its garbage separation rules.Shanghai has become the pioneer city in China...

Pakatan split on Malay unity

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad may find himself facing a firing squad of sorts when he chairs the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting today.The shockwaves...

M’sia needs to adopt a fact-based approach in the palm oil battle

I AM not exaggerating when I say we have a palm oil problem. I can say this, having spent close to two years as the...

How can we tell if our health system is healthy?

Malaysia’s health system is so large, complex and inter-connected that there is no one solution for all its problems; but we can improve it...

Let’s talk economy – the sequel

I WAS not done the last time, so let’s continue our talk about the economy. In the last article, I wrote that we must spend...

Historians – the past, present and future

HISTORIANS deal with the past. As the architects of our collective memory; they record, document and preserve. History can never be objective because like...

A crack in Anwar and Azmin’s relationship

It seems that these two politicians, like most divorced Hollywood superpower couples, face irreconcilable differences.  LAST Sunday, an infographic showing where the 50 PKR MPs...

Younger, fresher politics

IF the bill reducing the voting age from 21 to 18 passes in Parliament, one group of voters for GE15 could be as young...

Together we stand

Farcical political situations and a depleting economy. If there’s a time to rally the troops to thwart the country’s follies, the upcoming National Day...

Video casts a shadow over Azmin

The beleaguered Datuk Seri Azmin Ali seems to have the support of the most influential man behind the Prime Minister but the burning question...

Voice of the youth matters

MALAYSIANS can start driving at the age of 17, get married when they reach 18. And the legal age to buy alcohol is 21.So...

Interruptions of uncertainty

Dear Dr. G, I read with horror your article last week on the possibility of pregnancy from pre-ejaculatory secretion. I wish to put Dr. G on...

Shakespeare in Malaysian politics

A play is in town and may just reflect the reality of recent political developments in Malaysia – if viewers want to imagine so.  ON...

Negri’s experience of federalism

FEDERALISM has featured in ongoing reforms such as the new Par­liamentary Committee on Federal-State Relations and the promise to fulfil the Malaysia Agreement 1963....

Schoolkids dressed as orangutan: 1; Govt: 0

The government’s anxiety in the face of kid’s play betrays insecurity, paranoia, and a totalitarian bent. THIS is the sequence of events: Young schoolchildren aged eight...

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