Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The New York Times reports: While earlier generations learned a narrative that essentially started in 1819 with the British colonial administrator, Sir Stamford Raffles, stumbling upon a sleepy Malay fishing village, 13-year-olds now learn of a golden age that started...
Those words uttered by Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi could well apply to Malaysia. Was it a stalemate on 10 Nov? After all, the demonstrators had been thwarted from gathering at Dataran Merdeka in the city centre. They were unable...
CNN GO has put Penang at the head of a list of 'Asia's 10 greatest street food cities'. "To those in the know, Penang is one of the world's top dining destinations," states freelance writer and street food enthusiast...
Singapore's land transport masterplan emphasises improving the public transport, cycling and pedestrian experience to create a more liveable island. How does it compare with the Penang master plan and the state government's emphasis? http://youtu.be/5490gLDAeJs Thanks to blog visitor don anamalai...
Update (25 June, 5.00pm): Port Klang - 484, Seri Manjung - 333. Update (25 June, 10.00am): Port Klang - 493; Seri Manjung - 322; Shah Alam - 301. Update (25 June, 7.00am): Port Klang - 487; Seri Manjung, Banting, Shah Alam...
When writing the piece below for IPS, I spoke to economist Charles Santiago, who told me that non-Malays are so tired of the discrimination under the NEP that many of them would support FTAs with the US and the...
Some people complain when they hear sermons from religious preachers which they think are too “political”. Many feel uncomfortable when these preachers question the existing social and economic and even political order and the prevailing values of the day....
The New York Times carries a feature on Thai forensics pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand. BANGKOK— THE mild-mannered bank manager poked his head into the doorway, then quickly pulled it back. His wife was at work, and he did not...
While the authorities are busy investigating nudists scampering around at Teluk Kampi, an even more outrageous saga is taking place under our nose.
I was planning to write something about this ban, but a Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil beat me to it in this piece published in Malaysian Insider. I just want to add two more points to what Kamal has written: the...
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