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Stories by Stanley Koh


| September 20, 2012
COMMENT
rafizi ong tee kiat

Can PKR's Rafizi Ramli persuade loyal Pandan voters to veer away from their hardworking two-term Barisan Nasional MP Ong... More ››

| September 17, 2012
COMMENT
court

What is the role of the citizen in a society where injustice reigns? More ››

| September 13, 2012
COMMENT
Tan Koon Swan

Was the former MCA president's political career cut short due to a hideous plan? More ››

| August 30, 2012
FEATURE
Hungry-Ghost-Festival-2011-14-August-2011

The Hungry Ghost Festival is an occasion to harmonise separate dimensions of existence. More ››

| August 27, 2012
COMMENT
festival

Is there any truth in the Chinese folklore that during the Zhong Yuan festival the gates of hell are... More ››

| August 21, 2012
COMMENT
accident site_file pix

The bodies continue to pile up on Malaysian roads and the Transport Ministry must move into high gear to... More ››

| August 14, 2012
COMMENT
malaysian-crowd

Why does a debate on patriotism, deriving from the Greek word, 'patriarch' meaning 'fatherland' can easily shake, rattle and... More ››

| August 3, 2012
COMMENT
Food

By any other name, inflation has been colourfully described as a violent mugger, as frightening as an armed robber... More ››

| July 31, 2012
COMMENT
suicide

There are no ready solutions, but policy-makers must address such problems as the break-up of traditional family institutions, the... More ››

| July 19, 2012
COMMENT
Malaysian new

Of what use is physical and economic development if we are bereft of social capital? More ››

| July 10, 2012
COMMENT
Bandar Kuala Lumpur-20120705-01622

MCA’s attack on the Selangor government spooks party veterans. More ››

| July 6, 2012
COMMENT
happy

The government’s plan to introduce a wellbeing index provokes some tough questions from our writer. More ››

| June 26, 2012
COMMENT
bersih rally_crowd sitting near dataran

Contrary to what BN leaders are saying, they are very much a part of the Malaysian tradition of opposing... More ››

| June 21, 2012
COMMENT
voters

Barisan Nasional scaremongers will continue to flog Pakatan Rakyat's 'inexperience', but Malaysians must use reason and logic when the... More ››

| June 14, 2012
COMMENT
guan eng soi lek debate

It will be just another fact-fogging contest. More ››

| June 7, 2012
COMMENT
Mic Election

Despite its money, machinery and media, the party is still seen as having a poor chance of making a... More ››

| May 16, 2012
Tunku Abdul Aziz

MCA top guns are strangely silent about Tunku Aziz’s resignation from the party it loves to hate. More ››

| May 12, 2012
COMMENT
Pic 8

BN’s reaction to Bersih 3.0 appears to strengthen the call for another rally. More ››

| April 16, 2012
COMMENT
empty class room fmt pic

The problem of teacher shortage has been outstanding for three decades, and Wee Ka Siong deserves more than a... More ››

| April 4, 2012
COMMENT
Salleh Abas

In this second and final part of the story behind the writing of 'May Day for Justice', our writer... More ››

| April 3, 2012
COMMENT
Salleh Abas

In this first of a two-part article, our writer digs up a seminar presentation by the late K Das,... More ››

| March 21, 2012
COMMENT
B Merah

Will the Gebeng story be a replay of the tragic saga that began in 1979 and is yet to... More ››

| March 8, 2012
COMMENT
Mca Chinese

The party has not always been a wimp, a letter from the archives shows. More ››

| March 2, 2012
COMMENT
chinese mca gerakan

Our writer digs into the archives to trace the ups and downs – but mostly downs – in the... More ››

| February 23, 2012
guan eng soi lek debate

While the MCA vs DAP debate fell mostly flat, what is interesting is the feedback and commentaries from political... More ››

| February 20, 2012
guan eng soi lek debate

The anticipated MCA vs DAP debate on the future of the Chinese added little value to the analysis of... More ››

| February 17, 2012
COMMENT
mca

A confidential report post 2008 elections noted that MCA "never" had the support in Chinese dominated constituencies in the... More ››

| February 14, 2012
COMMENT
MCA Chinese

Way back in 1988 MCA was told, via a classified paper, that people were clamouring for change and 'expected... More ››

| February 3, 2012
Perkasa Ibrahim Ali white angpau MCA rep

The white ang pow fiasco is likely to haunt MCA right through the next election. More ››

| January 22, 2012
COMMENT
chinese-new-year-2010

As inflation persists, Malaysian Chinese have to sacrifice some customary practices when they welcome the Year of the Water... More ››

| January 12, 2012
COMMENT
chua soi lek MCA

The party’s publicity machinery has been working overtime since Chua Soi Lek took over the presidency, but its efforts... More ››

| January 4, 2012
COMMENT
Mayan calendar file pix

According to some, none of us will live to see next Christmas, but even experts disagree on the meaning... More ››

| December 28, 2011
FLASHBACK 2011
King Ghaz2

In this last week of 2011, we will be re-publishing selected stories carried in FMT throughout this year. We... More ››

| December 16, 2011
COMMENT
ahli umno

The raving and ranting at the recent Umno general assembly showed us that the party is a cornered animal. More ››

| December 1, 2011
chua soi lek MCA

There is disenchantment in the state because president Chua seems to be marginalising Lim Siang Chai and those close... More ››

| November 13, 2011
COMMENT
chinese-new-year-2010

Chinese astrologers have no clear answer about what to expect next year. There may be turmoil ahead, or there... More ››

| November 10, 2011
FEATURE
groom-and-bride1

Hotels and restaurants report encouraging bookings as the Year of the Dragon approaches. More ››

| October 26, 2011
COMMENT
Diwali_Diya-723257

There is a time to sow and a time to reap, and when it comes to the festival of... More ››

| October 22, 2011
Hudud 1

If civil servants were less arrogant and more knowledgeable, then perhaps non-Muslims would have less fear of Islamisation. More ››

| October 21, 2011
Hudud 1

Our series continues with more excerpts from speeches at the forum that MCA organised in 2001 following Dr Mahathir’s... More ››

| October 20, 2011
COMMENT
MCA dan Dr Ling Liong Sik

In 2001, when Dr Mahathir declared Malaysia an Islamic state, MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik said he and... More ››

| October 18, 2011
COMMENT
Hudud 1

The party can’t hold a candle to DAP when it comes to principled opposition to Islamic state ambitions. More ››

| October 5, 2011
COMMENT
chua soi lek mca 2011 agm

As he prepares his party for the coming election, one of Chua’s biggest tasks is to show that it... More ››

| October 3, 2011
ANALYSIS
wee ka siong

Wee Ka Siong’s talk about change comes a little too late. More ››

| September 20, 2011
COMMENT
najib isa

Why we yawned when he announced his administration’s intention to repeal oppressive laws. More ››

| September 11, 2011
FEATURE
moon cakes file pix

It’s that time of the year again for mooncakes, lanterns and dragon boat races. More ››

| September 8, 2011
COMMENT
media online

Investigative journalism provides the checks and balances but sadly in Malaysia it is still at its infant stage. More ››

| August 13, 2011
COMMENT
hungry_ghost

According to traditional Chinese belief, they lack love and attention from their living relatives More ››

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