MCMC – “Mung Chacha” Multimedia Commission

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 … Continue reading

What the hack?!

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 … Continue reading

Interlok – Fuiyoh! School Textbooks Are “National Security” Now?!

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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 … Continue reading

Interlok – When a language lesson isn’t about language

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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. … Continue reading

LATEST ARTICLE IN NEW MALAYSIAN VOICES

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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.

Nazi Celup Ala Malaysia

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 … Continue reading

Nazi-uan Tee Strikes Again!

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 … Continue reading

Latest Article from the New Malaysian Voices

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.

Latest article in New Malaysian Voices section

What does it mean to be a Malaysian? Politicians may dare each other to prove this and that, but what do the people of Malaysia think? Click here to read a 19-year-old’s stirring vision for Malaysia.

So vely, vely funny

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. … Continue reading

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