Nathaniel Tan

Recent and archived articles by Nathaniel Tan

16 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Scrutinise integrity, not bedrooms

TWO controversies beset Malaysia in this last week or two. One involved the deaths of multiple Orang Asli in Kelantan, and the other involving a sex video.

7 Jun 2019 | 5:48 PM

Will Latheefa be impartial?

LATHEEFA Koya was the last person I spoke to before I was arrested (but never charged) as part of an Official Secrets Act investigation back in 2007.

4 Jun 2019 | 5:15 PM

Merging STPM and matriculation: What are the questions that matter?

WRITINGS about Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik tend to be quite polarised – some strongly negative, and some strongly positive or defensive.

2 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malay political anxiety

WHEN Malaysians fight about race, what are we really fighting about? What are the actual undercurrents that are causing these fights?

29 May 2019 | 12:32 PM

From dumping ground to world leader in ethical recycling

I CONFESS, when I initially read about the clampdown on illegal plastic recycling centres, I thought to myself: surely the more people out there recycling the better?

23 May 2019 | 10:51 AM

Sound and fury: What was Game of Thrones ultimately about?

Game of Thrones turned out to be much, much less than the sum of its parts - a rushed, unwitting homage to Seinfeldesque nihilism.

21 May 2019 | 7:46 PM

Maszlee and the return of dangerous political fault lines

I RECALL the parable where a group of blind men were asked to describe an elephant. Each blind man touched a different part of the elephant, and thus each described something completely different – none of them succeeding in providing an accurate description.

19 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Terrorism 4.0 strikes

INDUSTRY 4.0 is about how the entire globe is connected in an online, digital world. Terrorism 4.0 is about how the entire globe is connected in a dangerous, violent war.

Urgent counter-strike: As terrorism evolves faster and faster, so must an intelligent, dynamic and effective approach to preventing acts of violence and terror.
15 May 2019 | 3:24 PM

Comparing slogans: Shared Prosperity 2030 and the others

ON the anniversary of Pakatan Harapan’s GE14 victory, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad announced the new government mantra moving forward: Shared Prosperity 2030.

10 May 2019 | 12:13 PM

Finding middle ground for the IPCMC

NEW Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador gave us all a strong ray of hope on his very first day of the job when he stated his support for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), while also committing to make sure that it serves the interests of both the police and the public.