M. Veera Pandiyan

Recent and archived articles by M. Veera Pandiyan

6 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Tax to beat the dreaded bulge

“Babi lah lu! (You’re a pig!)” used to be a common insult in Malaysia although it is no longer taken lightly in these “highly sensitive” days.

20 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Crooked judges must be exposed

AS the ultimate bastion of justice, an impartial and incorrupt judiciary is crucial for maintaining the rule of law.

9 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Old politics in New Malaysia

The Pakatan government faces the arduous task of changing the value system of the people, especially with the unrepentant sense of entitlement within its leadership ranks.

12 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Icerd and the politics of fear

The Dec 8 rally against the UN treaty is a classic example of how politicians can exploit anxieties to gain power.

17 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Put the corrupt under scrutiny

The power to question unexplained wealth is the missing cog in MACC’s wheel to fight the scourge of corruption in high places.

3 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Inequality behind UN’s impotence

ON his return to the United Nations General Assembly after an absence of 15 years as “elder statesman of the planet” last week, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s core message was the need to overhaul the world body.

19 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Anwar under the spotlight

SOMETIME in 1993, I was in the meeting hall of the Air Keroh Village Resort in Melaka, listening to Malaysia’s rising political star.

22 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Improve integrity and governance

OVER the past week, much has been said and written about Pakatan Harapan’s first 100 days in power, what it has achieved and where it has failed.

8 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Driving towards a bigger market

MY WAY, Frank Sinatra’s iconic anthem of defiant pride, is often associated with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, perhaps because the ly­rics fit his tenacious personality.

29 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

In his father’s footsteps

HE sings, plays the guitar and has hordes of fans. If he wasn’t in politics, this young man could easily be a rock star.

Youthful voice: As the chair of Melakas Communication, Multimedia and Youth Development and Sports Committee, Chee Yee advocates for more freedom of expression, especially among the young.