September 22, 2019The whole world is turning away from coal but not Malaysia. No, in Malaysia, we’re using more coal to fuel more power plants to generate more electricity ... that we don’t have a use for.
September 8, 2019Could the answer to better public transport and fewer traffic jams (not to mention less pollution) lie in that old-fashioned thing called a bus? Yes, if they're electric buses and there are a lot of them.
August 25, 2019We cannot limit global warming to a 1.5°C rise (beyond which we risk catastrophic climate change) without cutting meat consumption. Which is why more and more people are turning to a vegan diet.
June 9, 2019Trying to mitigate the climate crisis, many countries are moving away from coal as an energy source. Not Malaysia, though. Why are we still getting almost half of our energy from polluting coal?
May 26, 2019The callousness of people who chose death over life when a vulnerable teen asked on her Instagram account whether she should commit suicide shows that we need to re-learn how to be human online.
February 10, 2019Malaysia has one of the highest death rates among migrant workers but we just don't seem to care. What if the more than one million Malaysian workers overseas were treated in this way, wonders Human Writes columnist Mangai Balasegaram.
January 27, 2019Malaysia not only struggles with disposing of its own plastic rubbish safely but is also importing plastic wastes from other countries. What gives, wonders Human Writes columnist Mangai Balasegaram.
October 14, 2018Simply telling children to stay away from water is not a strategy – since when do children listen to adults? Drownings are not ‘just accidents’, and more needs to be done to prevent such deaths.