Lyana Khairuddin

Recent and archived articles by Lyana Khairuddin

12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Channelling anger to a good cause

PLATO supposedly said, “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” Instead of a New Year’s resolution, I have decided to analyse every time I recently was brought to anger and whether I can help in any particular situation.

29 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Friendships better than unity policies

Instead of focusing on what makes us different, let’s cherish what makes us similar and return to a Malaysia that was more racially tolerant.

15 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

How to treat ‘Malaysian Anxiety’

It starts with a government that takes care of everybody. There’s no place for petty politics. Sustainability, good governance and mindset change are important. And the people must seek the truth and engage with each other.

1 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Can we start nation-building now?

I HAD an interesting conversation with a young woman from Generation Z recently. The conversation revolved around politics, I had been away in a momentous year for Malaysians and I was curious to know what youths really think about the New Malaysia.

17 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rights to health in your hands

The authorities can do more to ensure that people have solid information on medical practices and issues. A healthy society is the foundation of a prosperous nation.

3 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Life lessons from a Chevening Year

Our columnist’s time at Oxford was not just about studying public policy. It was also a journey in self-belief and self-improvement.

20 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Including women in Malaysia’s economic plans

THE State of Households 2018: Different Realities recently published by Khazanah Research Institute provided a comprehensive data-backed outlook to realities in Malaysia. While overall inequality in Malaysia appears to be decreasing, the perception that “the rich gets richer while the poor gets poorer” cannot be shaken off.

6 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia returns to the global stage

The rest of the world has reason to admire us again. But let’s keep doing better with governance or risk sliding back to the bad old days.

22 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

We can fight against child marriage

IN her book, If the Oceans Were Ink, Carla Power recalled the time when she informed a close friend that she, a secular Jew, would be studying the Quran with Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, a scholar with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The friend requested that Power “ask him why Muslim men treat women so badly”.

8 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Let’s work on the new Malaysian myth

MY heart aches. On Aug 31, I managed to not only submit the final requirement for my Master of Public Policy degree but also organised a gathering of Malaysians under the banner of #muhibbahmerdeka in London.