K. Parkaran

Recent and archived articles by K. Parkaran

17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

About time to reset our judiciary

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.

10 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Winning with a degree of honour

Malaysians who want to see changes implemented overnight by the Pakatan Harapan government need to remember that it’s not a 100m sprint but a 42km marathon.

With determination and heroism: We should emulate Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila who was the only athlete ever to win the 42km race in two consecutive Olympics – Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964.
13 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Endless deja vu

If you’ve got a Bard feeling about the state of the nation, you are not alone – we are seeing too many shades of the gutter politics of old.

Political hotspot: The cool weather is not the only thing that is suddenly drawing our hardworking ministers to Cameron Highlands.
30 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Let’s have a New Year Truce

If only for a day – and at least online – we should learn from the 1914 Christmas Truce, which showed how humanity can prevail even in our darkest moments.

Beautiful game diplomacy: The 1914 Christmas Truce football match was the stuff of legends and has been re-enacted countless times in honour of the human spirit.
9 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

A privilege, not a right

It’s time to ask what we can do for Malaysia, as we have been asking what the country can do for us for far too long.

Taking to the streets: Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia organised a protest against the PTPTN repayment scheme last month. The scheme has since been put on hold. — Bernama
5 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Make New Malaysia a reality, tolerate all races

COMMENT: By K. Parkaran

Cause for concern: The Seafield temple clash caused much anxiety, fear, distrust and heartbreak among Malaysians.
11 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Bertaubatlah’ before you are repented

Voters who bought the New Malaysia dream in GE14 will not stand by the government of the day if it makes a mockery of the democratic process that put it there in the first place.

Through thick and thin: Football fans know that switching support to another team is unprincipled and akin to changing your wife.
14 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

More than just a piece of paper

The election manifesto is not only a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives or views of the issuer but also a moral contract between the party and voters.

What it’s worth: If the PH government ‘Banksy-s’ voters by not keeping the political promises made in its election manifesto, voters will just use the ballot box to show how they feel in GE15. —Courtesy of FAHMI REZA
9 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

A raise that is below the belt

Don’t throw crumbs to the hard pressed workers, who are already facing tough times with the rising cost of living.

24 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Time to stop wastage from water subsidy

WITH daily temperatures soaring lately, Klang Valley residents are a wee bit worried about disruptions to water supply as experienced in the past.

Water cuts are a bane to the people, especially when it happens due to shortage of supply. — filepic