Siti Kasim

Recent and archived articles by Siti Kasim

7 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Let’s talk economy – the sequel

To pump-prime our financial situation, we need a massive investment to revamp and rebuild our education.

23 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Can we talk about the economy?

YES. Let’s not talk about sex, lies or videotapes. I am just not very interested in such things. Nor am I going to touch on the Bateq Orang asli issue as I am waiting for some news on it.

26 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian education and quota: The Endgame

IN my last article, I took us along memory lane through the 60s and 70s when our education was world class

12 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian education and quotas

IF there is one other thing that I am passionate about, it is education. Education is the bedrock of progress in society. So today, I want to walk all of us down the memory lane of Malaysian education.

28 Apr 2019 | 12:31 PM

The war for the hearts and minds of Malaysia

MALAYSIA is at a crossroads. Almost a year into the new government, the vision of a new Malaysia seems truly dead and buried.

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.