Author page: Syaza

Mahathir Baharu?

Politics & Current Issues 9th August 2019 0 Comments

  The 2018 general elections presented a conundrum to a democrat like me. Yes, most of you, my readers, know perfectly well which coalition I voted for. But it was not as simple as it appeared. I voted for Pakatan Harapan not because I truly believe in the coalition’s democratic potential. In fact, I was one of those people who…

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University Teacher

Personal 3rd July 2019 0 Comments

  This post is dedicated to my graduating students. Congratulations!   I never seriously wanted to be a teacher. Never. I know myself. I am too impatient for the job requirement. When I used to tutor my high school friends, I would get easily frustrated when, for example, they couldn’t understand calculations for trigonometry or calculus just because Add Math…

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Use Us

Politics & Current Issues 21st March 2019 0 Comments

Since I am still officially on maternity leave, I have somewhat been isolated from the outside world for the last two and a half months. But a few days ago, I started my routine again of listening to news on the radio and I heard—for the thousandth time–a news item, which should no longer be newsworthy by now, about how…

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Unity in Diversity

Politics & Current Issues 27th July 2018 0 Comments

The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) has been in the news for the typical reason of possible national unity disintegration if it were to be recognized. While it is understood that the matter is complex and can’t be discussed in a short opinion piece, there are two main issues I would like to put the spotlight on. The first issue brought…

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