Nicholas Cheng

Recent and archived articles by Nicholas Cheng

15 Jan 2019 | 10:22 AM

So, it's okay when the party I support is doing it?

THERE is this very interesting interview, allegedly from the 1400s, in which someone asked French King Francis I about his rival and brother-in-law, Spanish King Charles V with whom he had been locked in a 60-year war over the control of Italy.

10 Jan 2019 | 1:04 PM

Stop being selective over what to be outraged at

BARELY a month ago, the Pakatan Harapan government announced that it was lifting its freeze on several controversial laws, including the Sedition Act.

2 Jan 2019 | 8:29 AM

What will we do (or undo) in 2019?

IT IS going to be difficult to live down the success that was 2018 for Malaysia.

25 Dec 2018 | 9:02 AM

How I lived homeless in London for three weeks

THIS is going to be a very personal column and one that is going to require some background explanation.

19 Dec 2018 | 2:08 PM

When political idealism meets reality

There’s a reason why the character Captain America is so wildly popular among the masses. It’s not just because of Chris Evan’s sculpted body, but rather what the character represents.

5 Dec 2018 | 8:05 AM

Open letter to Nintendo: Take stalled Genting theme park and build Nintendo Land

TODAY’S column is addressed to Shigeru Miyamoto, director at Nintendo.

 Genting theme park. -AP
28 Nov 2018 | 10:59 AM

The mess that is the Seafield temple issue

THE scuffles at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ25 have brought out the very worst in Malaysians.

21 Nov 2018 | 1:59 PM

Can we #MalaysiaBoleh in Malaysia?

The inventor of the pendrive. The founders of Grab. The first Malaysian Nobel Peace Prize winner. The first female Malaysian Michelin-star chef. The two leads of the first all-Asian major Hollywood movie in 25 years. The president of one of the world's largest tech firms.

7 Nov 2018 | 2:37 PM

The ICERD is a non-issue that’s being used for political gain

IN 2016, a reality TV host ran for President of the United States and won. He did so by taking a page out of one of the biggest reality TV brands – wrestling.

31 Oct 2018 | 12:45 PM

Anthony Loke’s politics and (social) media masterclass

Are you a three- to four-month-old minister who’s having trouble living up to high expectations following a historic election that was won based on campaign promises you knew you couldn’t keep?