Suicide is not painless: Understanding the anguish behind it

Dev Arul Jayakumar describes the agony felt by those going through difficult times. We can help them by listening, showing empathy and being less...

MRT vandalism: Time to say goodbye to third-class mentality

Our boldness in speaking out against vandalism may encourage other individuals to do likewise, writes Penny Wong. Before I left Penang for my studies...

Overcoming the spiral of violence in the world

We can start by doing simple things for one another, even for people with whom we disagree at times, says Dev Arul Jayakumar. We...
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Manchester bombing: A reflection on the perils of intolerance

As a society, we must be governed by compassion and empathy and co-exist with one another in harmony, writes Dev Arul Jayakumar. Just before...
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Ghost cities and the haunting suffering of migrant workers

Dev Arul Jayakumar reflects on a harrowing film about what migrant workers endure for the sake of ‘development’. It is quite an achievement to...
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Beasts of sin: Agony and despair in the pursuit of ‘development’

Yap Li Yan reviews the film Behemoth, which silently depicts the harrowing impact of coal mining and steel refining in China on migrant workers...
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Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents step up campaign against eight tower blocks

The residents are taking important action but must do even more in the fight to protect their community, writes Gabriel Sandosham. Taman Tun Dr...
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Awareness, early detection key to helping pupils with dyslexia

If teachers detect such pupils early and assist them, these children can go on to achieve tremendous success in their chosen paths, writes Dev...

Karikatur dan sindiran: Siapa makan cili…

Sindiran dapatlah dilihat sebagai sebuah ketegasan terhadap kesumbangan yang dilakukan oleh individu atau masyarakat tetapi disampaikan dengan cara yang berhemah dan berlapik, tulis Razan...