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What am I first? What defines me?

Earlier this month (or late last month), one of the biggest topics around town was the issue of our Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin declaring himself as Malay first. This topic has been making its rounds in Parliament for a couple of weeks by then, I believe on March 18, DAP stalwart Lim […]

KTMB: Gals, guys and couples

Guys, if you walk into a Keretapi Tanah Melayu commuter train soon which will full of women, don’t get any ideas. Walk out. Girls, the same goes for you (a compartment full of men, that is). It’s just a new policy by KTM Berhad, announced yesterday by its president Dr Aminuddin Adnan.

Something's wrong with our cops

I wish I could say that these were one of the things that we only watched in Hollywood movies or read about happening in other countries. The sad fact is that the police officers in Malaysia – rightly or wrongly – does not have a very good reputation so much so that a couple of […]

What's up, #yorais - heard of Altimet?

#yorais! How are you, mang? Sorry lah I am “speaking“. I changed my mode when I went into uni and found out that most people didn’t need to speak BM to communicate (even if we were all multi-racial.Some of them got married to one another, I guess your advice on mix-marriages came a bit too […]

Time to bond with the maid

I’ve been very privileged to have had a lot of domestic help in the house over the years. In this sense, I grew up with many maids – Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Indonesian. Naturally, I liked some more than others, but in general, I got along with most of them.

Violence is not the solution to any problem

Update (10am): Just heard that a molotov cocktail was also thrown into Assumption Church in PJ. The Malaysian Insider has reported it. But in light of this, I wanted to share with you this tweet from another colleague, Sashi: “Condemn the act, don’t retaliate” and this one by my friend Davina: “In violence, we forget […]

Yeo Joon Han wants you to make Muallaf a Sell-Out

I guess it is a little morbid that I would end the new year with a post about the film by someone who has passed away. But Yasmin Ahmad’s personality has always been very positive (even if she could be blunt and tell you off immediately at times), that I guess it’s okay. The thing […]

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