Siti Kasim

Recent and archived articles by Siti Kasim

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.
26 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

The real Malay dilemma

A HIGH-level panel has been announced to review the administration of Islamic Institutions at the Federal level. Commendably, all views from the general public is welcomed. The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal is also quoted as saying, in the announcement of this Panel, that it was appropriate that the related institutions undergo improvement so as to protect the religion of Islam, as well as promote its universal values in the country.

Old politics: If the leadership keeps to the racialist, feudalist and religious-centric tactics and policies of the past, thinking this is what they need to do to keep the votes, it will just be the repeat of past mistakes of the Umno era.
5 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

The fundamental need in Malaysian education reform

We need a head-on examination of our education philosophy to make our schools more education-centric and STEM-centric.