Siti Kasim

Recent and archived articles by Siti Kasim

31 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Not what Islam teaches

THE Christchurch massacre (Al Fatihah) is a wake-up call – in all sorts of way. Innocents died for the misdeeds of others.

No barriers: People forming a ‘ring of peace’ around a mosque in Toronto, Canada, to show solidarity with victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand. The majority of whites and Christians in the West are against the white Christian supremacist ideology espoused by the terrorist who perpetrated the attack. — Reuters
10 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

A plea to Pakatan Harapan’s Malay leaders

I AM going to start my epistle with this quote “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

Malaysia’s moral compass: The idea of a nation is enshrined within our Rukun Negara, a philosophy worthy to be repeated and reminded to all today.
17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

What’s in a ‘digitus impudicus’

The writer puts her finger on our rights and the law for gestures and insults.

10 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Let’s go back to basics

Reforming Malaysian education can be affordable and simple – if we put our minds to it.

The right fundamentals: By cutting out the ‘fanciful non-productive’ elements, we can beef up our core curriculum that would increase the standards of our education at no additional cost overall.
6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Governance and the maturity of Malaysian politics

POLITICS is the art of the possible, they say.

Boost understanding: Our education system and the media should play their part in educating the people about the proper roles and responsibilities of our elected officials.
23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia is for Malaysians

A plea for unity and leadership in this season of giving.

2 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

That keg waiting to be lit

For Malaysian unity, we need to confront our so-called ‘sensitive’ issues and talk rationally about their root cause before they blow up in our face, again.

21 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Are you a liberal?

LET’S play a short game of 50 questions for a change: Do you eat beef?

30 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

What to do with religious education

I have spoken extensively about the overwhelming religious nature of the Malaysian public schools and public education system, including the lopsided hours between religion compared to science.

16 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

A Malaysia Day wish for our orang asli, orang asal and other natives

TODAY we celebrate Malaysia Day. A day in 1963 we hoped would take all of us to greater things. That we would build a great nation, together.

Under threat: The Temiars have had to put up blockades near Gua Musang to ensure their ancestral lands are not encroached as far back as 2012.