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Jahabar Sadiq Flight MH370's mysterious disappearance is Malaysia's biggest disaster now. And coming a close second is how the authorities are... READ MORE

Regional Correspondents

Parisians adore May, the month of ‘les ponts’

Regional - Helen Hickey PARIS, May 26 — Off with the beret hats, hello dark sunglasses and spiffy sandals. Parisians are smiling (it’s official): spring is in... READ MORE


A Gareth Bale cracker leaves Barcelona in tatters

Shebby Singh At the Estadio de Mestalla in the city of Valencia on Wednesday, Real Madrid faced with Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final, a... READ MORE

Would God place an infidel in heaven?

Zan Azlee I'm a Muslim and I have been to several non-Muslim funerals and most of them have been of dear family members. I mourn and pay my... READ MORE

Side Views


An obituary to Karpal – Chun Hong

To go thru the day knowing your nation has lost one of its shining beacons in life, is probably one of the hardest I can come to terms... READ MORE

A Prayer for the Jelutong Tiger – Abdul Aziz Abdullah

You knew me never, I’ve only seen you from near Your influence so dire, your principles do inspire Intention to acquire, steadfastness... READ MORE

The passion of Easter – Duncan Graham

Congregations will spill into parking lots, sometimes even the street. Laggards will have to make do with closed-circuit telecasts,... READ MORE

I want to grow up to be like Karpal Singh – Jagdip Singh

That is something I said from pretty much the time I learned about him and probably until forever. A mountain of a man, his name is a... READ MORE

‘Under the Malaysian sun’, a phrase I will remember for life – Benedict Thomas

I felt numb immediately.  I had just read that Karpal Singh perished in a car accident. It will remain one of the moments in life when... READ MORE

The Tiger who smiles – Dyana Sofya

It was 2.30am on a Thursday and I was sitting at the dining table in the kitchen. I have been staring at my laptop for almost twelve hours,... READ MORE

We will fulfil your behest, Karpal – Darwin Lim Chee Chien

In my mind, Karpal Singh not only the Tiger of Jelutong, but he is more like iron tiger, either in the courts or Parliament, the spirit... READ MORE

A promise to insensitive politicians – Sheela R.

Dear sirs, At some point in the future, you will depart from this world, as I will. It would be a time of intense grief and mourning... READ MORE

In remembrance of Sir Karpal – Sharifah A

It was approximately 6am when my dearest mother knocked on my door. Semi-consciously, I pulled back my blanket, thinking that it was... READ MORE

Loss of statesman and ‘adab’ – Abdul Haleem Abdul Rahiman

The nation lost a statesman – Karpal Singh. The tragedy is not his death but the death of compassion and “adab” – manners. Are we growing... READ MORE

Farewell Tiger of Jelutong – Khairil Nizam Khirudin

The news of the passing of a Malaysia's political great, Karpal Singh, in a car accident early this morning came as a shock to... READ MORE

I want to grow up to be like Karpal Singh – James Chai

For a lifetime’s worth, the lives that he had shaken far exceeded that of our lives which are shamefully spent more on “how can I make more... READ MORE

Learning from Karpal’s grit – Charles Santiago

People say that life is full of unexpected twists and turns. But none of these mysterious unfolding of life prepared me for the tragic news... READ MORE

Personal tribute to Karpal Singh – Eric Paulsen

It was truly shocking and heart-breaking to hear of Mr Karpal Singh’s sudden death this morning, a man whom I still refer to as “Boss” even... READ MORE

In honour of Karpal Singh – Toh Sin Wah

My sincere condolences to the immediate families of our late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and his longtime personal assistant, Michael... READ MORE

All Our Columnists

A Shukur Harun

Tokoh muda bakal presiden Indonesia

Pengumuman Ketua Umum Parti PDI-Perjuangan (PDIP), Megawati Soekarnoputri mengenai bekas Wali Kota Solo, Jokowi (Joko Widodo) akan menjadi calon... READ MORE

Abdar Rahman Koya

Irene Fernandez’s legacy to Malaysian Muslims

Like many Malaysians, I never knew the late Irene Fernandez in person. But this much I do know about her, that she was someone who spoke on... READ MORE

Amin Iskandar

Pilihan raya Indonesia: Pengajaran kepada parti Islam, PAS dan Malaysia

Pilihan Raya Legislatif 2014 yang baru selesai memberikan pengajaran besar kepada parti-parti Islam Indonesia apabila kesemuanya hanya mendapat... READ MORE

Azza Basarudin

Women, economic empowerment, and nation building

The Prime Minister recently reminded Malaysians and the international community about the importance of women’s economic empowerment. Various... READ MORE

Cass Shan

The gardener next door

Some time ago, I moved in to a nice little neighbourhood. I chose the house because it would look pretty with flowers and all I wanted to do was... READ MORE


Persoalan budaya gay dalam teater ‘Apocalipso’

Ia sebuah teater pendek, yang mudah dipentaskan. Pendek maksudnya tidak lebih daripada setengah jam pementasan atau lebih kurang begitu saja.... READ MORE

Dzulkefly Ahmad

GST lulus: Apakah Najib akan ubah tatakelola kewangannya?

Akhirnya Rang Undang-Undang Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (CBP-GST) diluluskan di Dewan Rakyat selepas dua kali percubaan sejak 2005 dan... READ MORE

Fifa Rahman

Give sex education policy a chance to work

Part of me still wonders whether if public health messaging had focused on “don’t mix alcohol and heroin” instead of “don’t take heroin”, Cory... READ MORE

Jeya Seelan

Malaysia on the wrong side of history in Karpal’s conviction for sedition

Karpal Singh’s conviction for sedition recently has thrown Malaysia back into the days of the Court of Star Chambers in the 17th century where... READ MORE

K. Anand

Keep calm Gooners, Arsene knows… still

It was seven days ago that the world, okay, maybe just Arsenal supporters eagerly anticipated Arsene Wenger's 1000th game in charge. The only... READ MORE

Khoo Ying Hooi

Academic stress and teen suicide

Suicide among young people is a serious problem. According to the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, seven people kill themselves daily, with... READ MORE

Lim Ka Ea

Is freedom of expression a problem?

French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala became an instant household name in France when he was banned from performing his anti-Semitic stand-up... READ MORE

Lord Bobo

Are the Malaysian Bar and Bar Council irrelevant?

Dear Lord Bobo, the Malaysian Bar AGM is tomorrow. As a first-year lawyer, is it important for me to attend the AGM? (Young Lawyer, via... READ MORE

Md Izwan

Hendak sekat media luar negara macam parti politik buat?

Ketika saya menghadiri satu majlis, saya curi-curi dengar seorang jurugambar media tempatan mainstream (arus perdana) yang mengeluh tentang berita... READ MORE

Meor Yusof Aziddin

Memahami makna kehilangan dan ketentuan

Ibu saya sedang bergelut dengan nyawanya saat ini. Usianya 88 tahun dan akhirnya, cepat atau lambat, hidup pasti akan bertemu dengan pasangannya,... READ MORE

Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Doa untuk Mesir 528

Game over Arab Spring sudah sampai kepada satu tahap lain dalam kita melihat perubahan lanskap politik di negara-negara Arab. Sebagaimana yang... READ MORE

Nik Nazmi

Reformasi: The struggle continues

The past few days the country has gone through a roller coaster ride. On March 7, the Court of Appeal overturned Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal in the... READ MORE

Nomy Nozwir

Generasi Dota, cybercafe dan Internet

Kali pertama saya kenal Internet adalah pada 1996. Ketika itu, untuk saya dapat melayari Internet, banyak perkara leceh perlu dilakukan seperti... READ MORE

Nur Jazlan

GST dan perakaunan akruan penentu sokongan rakyat kepada Barisan Nasional

Malam 7 April lalu, Rang Undang-Undang Cukai Perkhidmatan Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (GST) akhirnya, diluluskan Dewan Rakyat dan akan dilaksanakan... READ MORE

Rushdi Siddiqui

Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

“Say, (O Mohammad), Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then  Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed, Allah, over... READ MORE

Shebby Singh

A Gareth Bale cracker leaves Barcelona in tatters

At the Estadio de Mestalla in the city of Valencia on Wednesday, Real Madrid faced with Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final, a competition which... READ MORE

Subky Abdul Latif

Gara-gara MH370, China renggang dengan Malaysia

Gara-gara MH370 yang ghaib entah ke mana, justeru penumpang yang ramai adalah warga China, maka sekian ribu pelancongnya dan penumpang MAS... READ MORE

Timmy Say

Azmin, Khalid dan Saifuddin merebut apa?

Pemilihan timbalan presiden PKR adalah lebih menarik daripada pemilihan timbalan presiden parti-parti yang lain di Malaysia. Azmin Ali selaku... READ MORE

Uthaya Sankar

Sementara sungai masih mengalir… (Bahagian 2)

“Samad Taata (datuk) nampak semakin kurus dan kurang sihat,” komen anak saya, Devishi Prabha Sankari, selepas bertemu Datuk A Samad Said (Pak... READ MORE

Zaid Ibrahim

Pakatan/Pas/Anwar must show resolve

This is somewhat belated, but I hope it’s still not too late for me to offer my congratulations to Selangor state assemblymen Yeo Bee Yin and Lau... READ MORE

Zairil Khir Johari

Islam, freedom and salvation

Islam and freedom are two inseparable concepts, though one may not arrive at this conclusion based on the behaviour of many Muslims worldwide,... READ MORE

Zan Azlee

Would God place an infidel in heaven?

I'm a Muslim and I have been to several non-Muslim funerals and most of them have been of dear family members. I mourn and pay my respect during... READ MORE

Zulkifli Sulong

Surat terbuka untuk calon timbalan presiden PAS

Tuan-tuan calon timbalan presiden PAS yang dihormati. Semoga surat terbuka ini tidak menyusahkan tuan-tuan semua kerana saya menulis ini dari hati... READ MORE