by Eyes Wide Open The “hacktivist” group Anonymous, made good its promise of bringing down Malaysian government websites. According to MCMC, Anonymous targeted at least 51 websites, and 41 were successfully brought down. That’s an 80% success rate. In exam terms, the Anonymous group scored an “A” for their efforts! However, the MCMC’s response was … Read more
by Reina As the lunar eclipse hits the world, several Malaysian government websites have fallen into a state of darkness. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/hackers-attack-si… One of those hit is the Sabah Tourism webpage where this internet vigilante group claims that it has extracted the details of more than 3,400 of the site’s users and posted the particulars of … Read more
by Eyes Wide Open When was asked to comment on the demand by several NGOs to withdraw Interlok from schools, Muhyiddin dismissed their legitimate concerns as opposition politics, saying: “The government, however, will not compromise as this involves national security.“ Fuiyoh! National Security?! Interlok is one helluva novel in the government’s eyes, heh? It seems … Read more
by Eyes Wide Open Literature is indeed an excellent subject to help students develop communication skills, creative expression, critical thinking skills and appreciation of culture. Most of all, teaching literature should be about teaching the student to enjoy reading for himself/herself, so that through books he/she can gain an knowledge about things in the world-at-large. … Read more
This article is an eye-opening expose of the oppression that a typical local uni student faces when trying to develop independent thought and critical analysis. It’s heartening to see that our youths are not indifferent to their country. But it’s heartbreaking how they are blackmailed by the authorities into a habit of silent compliance.
by Eyes Wide Open Merely 2 days after Ridhuan Tee’s Nazi-flavoured anti-Christian rant was published, Utusan Malaysia delivers yet another Nazi-flavoured rant. This time about the controversial appointment of the Selangor State Secretary. In his column, assistant editor-in-chief Zaini Hassan called on Malays to zealously defend their sovereignty in the country, declaring: “Do we Malays … Read more
by Eyes Wide Open “Christmas celebration sometimes looks as if they form more than 50 per cent of the population. Out of respect for religious freedom, no restriction has been imposed, although it should be celebrated moderately as they are less than ten per cent of the population.” “…jika tidak ada arahanpun, sepatutnya pihak gereja … Read more
Listen to what a 15-year-old Anak Bangsa Malaysia has to say about racism in schools. You can read his short but striking article here.
As our regular readers would know, we pick up Israel-Palestine stories every now and then. Part of the reason is we’re short on manpower and time. So rather than reinvent the wheel, we borrow and innovate on existing products, like how the Japanese technology industry once upon a time used to piggyback on Western R&D. … Read more