Dorairaj Nadason

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25 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

A new direction, but the same director

Change, they say, is the only constant. And Malaysia has finally proved this right. The change the country is seeing is so exciting. For journalists, it’s the early 80s once more.

27 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Street fights add punch to polls

The circus is in town. Shout it out from the streets – or just type out the messages in the impersonal cyberspace. It’s time for the (political) parties. The ringmasters, the pretty artistes and the acrobats are out in all their glory. Oh, and the clowns are here, too.

Flags to stay: Despite the Internet’s pervasiveness, live campaign events and physical media such as flags, banners and posters still give a strong sense of a party’s presence in an area.
13 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hang on for a bumpy ride to May 9

SO the show begins. The dates for the long, long-awaited general elections are finally known. And already, the excitement is at fever-pitch.

1 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

No more fooling around

But it’s that time of the year - when fake news starts to fly like, well… flies.

16 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

A sea of garbage that won’t go away

The statistics are terrifying. There are more bits of plastic in our seas than there are stars in our galaxy. Very soon, even the fish will be outnumbered. The result? Catastrophe. All because of our plastics.

2 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

New year and an air of sorrow

Two Chinese New Years saw two sad events, with the passing of sports legends. But the greater sadness was the forgetfulness of Malaysians.

1 Jan 0001 | 12:00 AM

2 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

A day of clouds, contrasts and conflicts

WHAT a Wednesday! Okay, what a rotten Wednesday.

26 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Telling the story – the true story

At the base of the National Monument is an inscription: ‘To Our Glorious Dead and the Emergency’. It honours the people – of many races and many nationalities – who died fighting for this nation.

19 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Life is usually not so black and white

I HAD a really enlightening moment a few days ago. I was at a restaurant waiting for my fried rice “bungkus” when this vaguely familiar man waved to me. I waved back and smiled.