Two secret lovers rendezvous in a plush hotel room while TV news is read in the background. A dark take on apathy in Malaysia. Watch the making of Gerhana here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues … Continue reading

Can you spot the difference?

Wow…the cow head protestors (CHeaPs) got some heavyweight defenders, huh? Amnesty International, man – the same guys who are fighting for Aung Saan Suu Kyi’s legal/human rights as an opposition politician!

It would seem that they’re defending the CHeaPs, until you go to the AIM website and read their media statement in full. Then (of course!) a much different story emerges.

A Malay Singaporean’s reply to Zainuddin’s article

Every day now, when we step out of our flats, we see our Chinese, Indian and perhaps Eurasian neighbours. We share the same lifts, corridors, void decks, community parks and common spaces. We go to the same schools and workplaces. Our parliamentary representatives are multiracial. Malay Singaporeans are as much a part of the everyday realities of Chinese, Indian and Eurasian Singaporeans as they are of ours. This cannot be said of Malay and non-Malay Malaysians. In short, Malay Malaysians and Malay Singaporeans live in different political and social realities.